Monthly Archives: January 2012

Exhibit A: Why Stan was the Man

This seems fitting for my first posting with a focus on comics.  It’s such a treasure trove of material that I have five titles that this could have fallen under. It’s hard to talk about comics without mentioning a few … Continue reading

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More Tap!

The last post was about tapping and this is an extension of the theme.  I want to call your mind to it via two recommendations; one another blog and one a video lecture course. Last month, Ferdinand Englander posted on … Continue reading

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‘Tap!’ a (very) short film created with Toon Boom Doodle

Today is 18 Jan (in Japan)… do your kids have Toom Boom Doodle yet? Only 13 days to go before you gonna haffa pay . Today I reinstalled TBDoodle (because for some strange reason it disappeared off my computer!)  Recommendation: … Continue reading

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Toon Boom Doodle (Free until 1 February)

I’ve been sitting on this for a few days while thinking how best to suggest it to everyone. Most who are into animation already have something capable of animating similarly. In conjunction with CES 2012 Toon Boom is releasing their … Continue reading

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‘Steamboat Willie’: The Sound of Transformation

Mark Mayerson posted an excellent review about the recently released book ‘The World History of Animation’ by Stephen Cavalier and lists a series of errors he discovered in the book. Importantly, the focus of the review is on the errors … Continue reading

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Draw at least 27 drawings every day… (Part 1)

Wanna be an animator? By my calculations… In order to be the animator that you want to be you’ll have to draw at least 27 drawings a day. Wanna be a comic book artist? In comic books this would equate … Continue reading

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Character First! (even when animating Forces)

I enjoyed looking at this drawing from Disney’s ‘The Fox and the Hound’ and thought I’d explore it a little. It is likely drawn by Glen Keane (I have no reason to think otherwise). There is a danger of reading … Continue reading

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