This Actually Happens A Lot
My fourth year film at CalArts
Character design reminds me of A Year Without a Santa Claus and Schoolhouse Rock and the music reminds me of Charlie Brown holiday specials, combined with a great and relatable story
TCAF Programming on Sunday, May 12 in the High Park Ballroom – The Marriott 200
90 Bloor Street East, 6th Floor (10 mins walk from Library)
11:00-12:00 Comics Editing International
The relationship between Comics Editor and Comics Author is very different from publisher to publisher here in North America, but how does that change even further when one looks overseas? Four Comics Editors from around the world gather to discuss the art and craft of editing, and how approaches differ around the world. Featuring Hideki Egami (IKKI/Shogakukan, Japan), James Lucas Jones (Oni Press, USA), Thomas Ragon (Dargaud, France), and Mark Siegel (First Second, France). Moderated by Christopher Butcher.
12:15-1:15 What’s Funny in the Funnies? Comics & Humour
What makes a comic funny? We couldn’t tell you exactly, but what we do know is that these five panelists have made some damn funny comics, so they’ve likely got some insight. We’ll refund show admission if they don’t. Featuring Bill Amend (Foxtrot), Ivan Brunetti (HAW!), Danielle Corsetto (Girls with Slingshots), Lisa Hanawalt (My Dirty Dumb Eyes), and Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle).
1:30pm-2:30 Judge a Book by its Cover: Designing Comics Outside of the Panels
As a medium that merges pictures and text, the very nature of a comic is to transcend to a form greater than the sum of its parts. But what parts of a comic are there beyond the art in the panels and the words in the balloons? Chip Kidd, Matt Kindt, Fawn Lau, and Tom Devlin talk about fonts, logos, trim sizes, spot gloss, interior layout, and other elements of design that make their books look so good. Moderated by John Green.
2:45 - 3:45pm Spotlight: Blutch and David B.
TCAF presents a conversation between acclaimed French cartoonists Blutch (Peplum) and David B. (Best of Enemies) on their life, work, and the French comics industry. Moderated by Sean Rogers.
4:00 - 5:00pm Spotlight: Ivan Brunetti
Renowned cartoonist Ivan Brunetti (HAW!) is also Assistant Professor in the Art and Design Department of Columbia College Chicago, teaching courses on drawing, design, illustration, cartooning, and graphic novels. On this special TCAF Spotlight panel, Brunetti will talk about his own cartooning career, and the importance of comics in education, as outlined in his new book Aesthetics from Yale University Press.
TCAF takes place May 11-12, 2013, in Toronto, Canada. More at http://torontocomics.com/
If you’re gonna be in Toronto May 12th make sure to check out the talks by Ivan Brunetti, you won’t be disappointed !
Not sure if this is interesting for you guys.
Around 6 years ago (gasp) I did a bunch of lectures on animation theory. One subject was how textures of movement have evolved over the years, alongside the more obvious progression of design.
I made these videos to illustrate more clearly how contrast in timing was something that has a clear progression from the 30s to the 90s. The timechart below each clip represents relative change in space between drawings - from the ultra linear early animation - to the soft bouncing of Classic era Disney - to the exaggerated Warner Bros style - brought to it’s peak by John K (in my opinion).
Sorry about the quality on these gifs. I’ll post more stuff like this if theres any interest.
love all these cartoons so much also
Neat neat neat neat.