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Batman Is A True Artist

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To paraphrase Batman’s turn in The LEGO Movie – he is a true artist who “only works in black and sometimes, very, very dark grey”. So, to commemorate the Caped Crusader’s 75th anniversary this weekend, the South Pasadena Mercantile Company in Pasadena, California is holding the “Long Summer, Dark Knight” – an exhibit featuring artwork […]

Art For 2014 Comic Con Souvenir Book Released

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The 2014 Comic Con is nearly upon us – only a little over a month to go – and the art work for the official souvenir book of the annual industry convention has been released. This year, the official 2014 Comic Con Souvenir Book honors the 75th anniversary of Batman by featuring the pencil-and-ink Batman-themed […]

The Beautiful Game Beautifully Animated

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The 2014 World Cup is less than 24 hours away and to get everyone more excited than they already are, part of the history of “the beautiful game” has been masterfully recreated by London artist and filmmaker Richard Swarbrick in a collection of some of the most famous World Cup goals presented in artistic animation…

Cravendale Biscuit Boy Makes His Milky Debut

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Barry the Biscuit Boy made his commercial debut this past weekend in an advertisement for Cravendale Milk in the UK – and it did not end well for Barry – who was the creation of Blinkink and Yamination Studios…

For No Good Reason, Ralph Steadman BioPic, Finally Gets USA Opening In NYC

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When famous “gonzo” journalist Hunter S. Thompson needed an artist to accompany him on a trip to cover the Kentucky Derby for an article that would eventually be titled “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved”, he was assigned Ralph Steadman. That was the first collaboration of many the duo would have over the years, […]

Facts and Figures About the Professional Artist and Animator Job Market, in Convenient Infographic Form

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Smith Micro just released this cool new infographic about the professional artist and animator job market. If it’s a field you have an interest in, these facts and figures might help you in planning your career. For more Smith Micro goodness, visit blog.smithmicro.com.

What A Load Of Crap

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EARTH University is located in Costa Rica. Allow Anne Heche to tell you via sand animation what 2001 graduate Susana Fallas did with her EARTH U. degree…

Exclusive First Look at MAD Magazine Gravity Parody

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MAD Magazine artist and Groo creator Sergio Aragones is the man. I probably ruined my eyesight squinting at his “marginals” in the corners and gutters of MAD Magazine over the years, and I don’t care, it was worth it. So this exclusive early look at Aragones’ take on the Sandra Bullock thriller Gravity is quite […]

Samsung Animates Curling At Sochi Winter Olympics

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Samsung has developed an app dubbed WOW for Android smartphones that Gametracker-style animates sports such as curling for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The app, which is only available on Android devices, is available in seven languages and has been downloaded 400,000 times so far in the first week at Sochi with the […]

Rejected Sochi Mascots Form Gay Union

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A contest was held in Russia for non-gay artists to submit their creations to Vladimir Putin and the Russia Olympic Committee for which three mascots would ultimately be chosen as the representatives of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia beginning today. Ultimately, a polar bear, hare and a leopard [Putin’s favorite] were selected out […]

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