Archive for July, 2012

from the internets: Troy Little on CBR!

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

One of my favourite people, talking about one of my favourite things, on one of my favourite sites! Here’s the… »

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jobby: Animator/Illustrator, Tinman Creative, Toronto

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

July 31, 2012 TINMAN CREATIVE IS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL! Tinman Creative is looking for someone special ~ a multifaceted artist who is confident and comfortable doing a little bit of everything, and doing a little bit of everything well. You’ll be working out of our Toronto offices directly with our Creative Director. You must… »

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Shameless Plug Thursday: Kurttoons

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Another shameless plug for you before the day is truly done.  Kurttoons, by the very funny Kurtis Scott.  Kurtis has found a way to make quick little outlets for his writing using some pretty minimal animation. Here are his links: http://www.kurttoons.com https://twitter.com/#!/kurttoons http://www.youtube.com/user/Kurttoons There’s a bunch of the “Subway Thoughts” up in the YouTube page…. »

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Shameless Plug Thursday: Youth Troop Tommy

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

First it was Colin’s book, now it’s this: Youth Troop Tommy.  For those of you who don’t know, when I’m not barely maintaining this site, I work at Smiley Guy Studios in Toronto.  We do a lot of different things at Smiley Guy, and the latest was this little gig for Mondo Media.  They gave… »

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Shameless Plug Thursday: Colin Jack’s Toads on Toast

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Last week I linked to a bunch of comics by animation types.  This week I’m going to give a shout out to a pal of mine who’s keeping busy working in the world of kids’ books.  By day (mostly), Colin Jack is a story man in the animation world.  He’s worked on lots of stuff… »

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jobby: Modeler/Rigger, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

July 25, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto has an immediate opening for a Modeler/Rigger.  With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent producers to life in… »

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jobby: CG Animators, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

July 25, 2012 Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Animators to join our team. With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent producers to life… »

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from the internets: Mike Geiger’s Super Duper Super Hero, coming soon!

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Over on his blog, Mike’s announced a web-series he’s independently producing, Super Duper Super Hero!  Coming August 6th!  Can’t wait!… »

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jobby: Senior 3D Character Animator, DHX Media, Halifax

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

July 23, 2012 Job Title: Senior 3D Character Animator Job Type: Contract Start Date: October-November 2012 Location: Halifax, NS, Canada DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd. is an international leader in children’s television production, currently working on The Doozers with The Jim Henson Company. We are seeking talented 3D Character Animators with extensive experience and knowledge… »

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jobby: Rigger, DHX Media, Halifax

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

July 23, 2012 Job Title: Rigger Job Type: Contract Start Date: July-August 2012 Location: Halifax, NS, Canada DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia is an international leader in children’s television production.  We are currently working on The Doozers with The Jim Henson Company and are seeking a talented and experienced rigger… »

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jobby: Junior Character Animator, DHX Media, Halifax

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

July 23, 2012 Job Title: Junior Character Animator Job Type: Contract Start Date: October-November 2012 Location: Halifax, NS, Canada   DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd. is an international leader in children’s television production, currently working on The Doozers with The Jim Henson Company. We are seeking talented 3D Character Animators with experience and knowledge of… »

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John K is Kickstarting a cartoon

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

In case you haven’t heard, John Kricfalusi is trying out Kickstarter for his next cartoon,”Cans Without Labels”.  From his blog: Hey fans and fellow animators. I know you’ve always wanted to be your own TV executives. Now’s your chance to “Green Light” a cartoon personally – without having to wait years for the mystifying network… »

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there be comix: Steve Wolfhard!

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Steve Wolfhard makes comics.  Comics like Cat Rackham(which is awesome).  He also does storyboards on Adventure Time(also awesome).  He is Canadian, but just moved to Los Angeles.  Here’s his… »

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there be comix: Angora Napkin!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Troy Little is cranking out weekly Angora Napkin webcomics!  Go to… »

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there be comix! Seo Kim!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Comic number two of this fine Wednesday is by Seo Kim.  Seo makes animation.  And comics.  You can find more of her amazing stuff on her tumblr.  Seo is tha boss. Like Marlo, Seo also tweets her… »

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jobby: Lighter/Compositor, Arc Productions, Toronto

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

July 18, 2012 Arc Productions located in downtown Toronto is looking for a Lighter/Compositor with live action VFX experience to join the team starting immediately to approx. end of September.  With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and… »

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there be comix: Marlo!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

It’s Wednesday, traditionally know as new comic day to us nerds, so I’m going to try to deliver a few comics to you readers. First up is Marlo Meekins.  She makes comics.  And teaches animation design. One of her comics was recently featured by Vice.   Click on the link form more. Marlo also tweets… »

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jobby: Studio Controller, DHX Media, Vancouver

Friday, July 13th, 2012

July 13, 2012 DHX Media is an international leader in television production and distribution, interactive content and entertainment licensing. With offices in Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver and Los Angeles and three award-winning production facilities, DHX Media is the producer or co-producer of over 40 original television series and maintains a library of over 2,300 hours of… »

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jobby: Animator, Pixar Canada, Vancouver

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

July 12, 2012 About Pixar Canada Pixar Canada is looking for an experienced Animator for its Vancouver studio. Pixar Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pixar Animation Studios, the world leader in animated films. The Vancouver studio produces short-form animation focusing on legacy Pixar characters from films such as Toy Story and Cars.  This is… »

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Post-TAAFI: Style5’s TAAFI Bumper

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

The other piece of filmic goodness to be produced for this year’s TAAFI is this, the TAAFI Bumper, by Style5.  We talked about it here.  And now you can see it for yourselves!   TAAFI Bumper 2012 from Sam Chou on Vimeo. Credits on the film include: Lettie Lo lettielo.blogspot.ca/ Marko Bajic mbajic.com/ Kristoffer W…. »

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Post-TAAFI: Sponsor film by Tinman Creative

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Lovely film by Tinman Creative for the 2012 sponsor reel.  Actual narrative. Here’s what they had to say about the film on their blog: We had the privilege of creating the Sponsorship Film for this year’s Toronto Animated Arts Festival International, otherwise known as TAAFI. This was the first year of the Festival, and it… »

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Post-TAAFI: Guys With Pencils Podcast

Monday, July 9th, 2012

There’s going to be a fair bit of post-festival wrap-up to do, but first, I have to get some day-job under my belt.  So to keep you all from getting too lonely I’m going to link to the Guys With Pencils podcast.  This week they grabbed Nick Cross and Marlo Meekins during their TAAFI visit… »

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events: TAAFI IS HERE.

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Today is the opening day of TAAFI, the brand-spanking-newest animation festival in the world, right here in Toronto!  A back injury is going to side-line me for a lot of it, but I’m taking part/moderating a couple of panels, and will do my best to let you guys know how it shapes up.  That all… »

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TAAFI opening night party: the Nelvana Bouncing Ball

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

One more update from TAAFI, they’re kicking things off this Friday with the cleverly-named Bouncing Ball, sponsored by Nelvana. Here’s the write-up from the TAAFI site: Squash and stretch your legs at the biggest animation party in Toronto! Following TAAFI’s North American Premiere of Ronal the Barbarian in 3D, the party moves over to Toronto’s… »

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from the internets: TAAFI roundup

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Lots of TAAFI stuff to share as it looms ahead of us this week. One of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while is the 30 second bumper that TAAFI commissioned Sam Chou’s company, Style5, to produce.  Its not available for viewing anywhere yet, but I managed to score a sneak peek about a… »

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press release: Cartoon Network Canada is GO!

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

(Toronto, ON, July 4, 2012) – TELETOON Canada Inc. flipped the switch today on Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, giving Canadians access to programming from these top-rated U.S. brands. The brand new Canadian specialty channel Cartoon Network launched at 6 a.m. ET/PT today, while Adult Swim programming will assume its nightly position on the network… »

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