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

by on 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 blog.smithmicro.com.

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What A Load Of Crap

by Alex Beanon March 5, 2014
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…
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Exclusive First Look at MAD Magazine Gravity Parody

by on February 18, 2014
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 […]

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Samsung Animates Curling At Sochi Winter Olympics

by Alex Beanon February 16, 2014
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 […]
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Rejected Sochi Mascots Form Gay Union

by Alex Beanon February 7, 2014
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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Annie Gets A Horse And Wedding Cake

by Alex Beanon February 2, 2014
The combination of the classic Disney short “Get A Horse” [with Walt Disney himself as the voice of Mickey Mouse] with modern 3D animation techniques took home the prize as the best animated short at the 41st annual Annie Awards held by the International Animated Film Association [ASIFA-Hollywood] in Burbank. In addition, Viola Baier won […]
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Stop Motion Face Painting

by Alex Beanon February 1, 2014
London artist Emma Allen spent most of the hours in one week creating a stop-motion animation face painting depicting the birth to death life cycle…

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Subway Animating GIF’s For Super Bowl

by Alex Beanon January 20, 2014
As part of their annual JanuANY marketing campaign where they promote footlongs for $5 throughout the month, sandwich shop Subway earlier in the month rewarded fans participating in a Twitter [#JanuANY] campaign to submit their own GIF’s. That went so well that the company is now sponsoring a similar but Super Bowl related animated GIF […]
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Anime Studio Pro 9.5 Review

by Eileen Cruzon September 30, 2013
Anime Studio Pro 9.5 Review Anime Studio Pro 9.5 offers a number of new and worthwhile enhancements requested by users. These updates allow animators more ways in which to streamline their workflow and increase the quality of their final project renders. The Anime Studio series is an animation software package that caters to the needs […]