It’s been 50 years since Ralph Bakshi’s first X-rated cartoon, Fritz the Cat, blasted into public consciousness. Bakshi channeled the freewheeling spirit of underground comics with his controversial animated films as Heavy Traffic and Coonskin, battling protests and censors to open the doors to cartoons with adult situations. He tapped further into the zeitgeist with More —
Joe Cepeda, a 20 year veteran children’s book illustrator, will be hosting a workshop on the subject at The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles this month. The seminar will include points on understanding how to break down a manuscript and find the best possible visual solutions to telling a great story in pictures. Also More —
The Hollywood Reporter’s Key Art Awards will honor famed movie poster artist Drew Struzan at their upcoming Key Art Awards Ceremony on October 2nd at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. Struzan will receive the 2014 Saul Bass Award, named after legendary graphic designer and filmmaker Saul Bass. Saul Bass is considered to be one More —
Star Wars Celebration will feature exclusive, limited edition art by official Lucasfilm Star Wars artists. The Star Wars Celebration Art Show will showcase some of the best artistic talent in the world. Want To Apply For The Celebration Art Show? At each Star Wars Celebration, there are far more submissions from qualified artists than its More —
American Cinematheque is accepting open entries from student animators for their “Animation for Adults Shorts Program.” This short series is part of an extensive animation festival that will include cult classics such as Fritz the Cat, Heavy Metal, Castle in the Sky, Waking Life, Paprika, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie and many more. Read my post at http://myfantasyart.com/?p=7863 for details on how to submit your work for possible inclusion in the series. If selected, your work will screen at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles.
American Cinematheque begins its “Animation for Adults” screening series today, which runs through January 25th, 2014 at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles. Box office juggernauts from Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks have turned entertainment for children into a multi-billion dollar global business, but as the new film from Studio Ghibli founder Hayao More —
Gallery Nucleus is currently hosting its final event of 2013, “Out of the Shire: A Tribute to Middle Earth” Art Exhibition, which runs through January 12, 2014. “Out of the Shire” pays tribute to legendary author J.R.R. Tolkien and his beloved epic high fantasy classics, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Gallery Nucleus More —
Tomorrow night, October 18th, Gallery 1988 opens the exhibit “Crazy4Cult Presents…Say Hi To Bad Guy,” a show celebrating the unsung hero of cult films – the villain. MOre than 50 artists have created paintings, prints, sculptures and plush toys inspired by some of the meanest people ever seen in movies, TV and commercials. The opening More —