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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 blog.smithmicro.com.

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…
MAD Magazine Gravity Parody

Exclusive First Look at MAD Magazine Gravity Parody

by Shawn Hopkinson 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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…