New International Poster For Big Hero 6

by Alex Beanon July 30, 2014
French distributor Cinecomca released an image of the new international poster for the upcoming Disney/Marvel animated movie “Big Hero 6” [release date: November 7, 2014] voice-starring Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell and Damon Wayans, Jr. Source: Cinecomca

SDCC2014: Assassin’s Creed: Unity Poster And Trailer

by Daniel Clarkon July 28, 2014
The newest installment in the Assassin’s Creed video game franchise is “Assassin’s Creed: Unity” [which will be released to Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One and PC on October 28, 2014] and the trailer and a poster specially made by “The Walking Dead” artist Tony Moore, was debuted at the 2014 Comic Con this past […]


SDCC2014: Marvel Unveils Avengers: Age Of Ultron Concept Art

by Alex Beanon July 24, 2014
Marvel has been busy in the last seven days – revealing release dates for six different films and now revealing concept art at the 2014 Comic Con in San Diego for another one, specifically, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. The two posters depict Iron Man [who will be played by Robert Downey, Jr. in the film] […]

Terry Gilliam Recycles Animation For Monty Python Live Show

by Alex Beanon July 2, 2014
The first of 10 reunion shows for the legendary mostly-British comedy troupe Monty Python is in the books and the lone American member, Terry Gilliam, trotted out mostly recycled versions of his original animations and sketches for the original television show, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, which ran from 1969-74. Gilliam’s iconic foot made its expected […]


Batman Is A True Artist

by Alex Beanon June 28, 2014
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

by Alex Beanon June 18, 2014
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

by Alex Beanon June 11, 2014
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

by Alex Beanon May 20, 2014
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

by Alex Beanon April 25, 2014
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

by Shawn Hopkinson April 15, 2014
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