Month: July 2012

Shameless Plug Thursday: Youth Troop Tommy

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…

jobby: Modeler/Rigger, Arc Productions, Toronto

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,…

jobby: CG Animators, Arc Productions, Toronto

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…

John K is Kickstarting a cartoon

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…

there be comix: Steve Wolfhard!

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 tumblr.

there be comix! Seo Kim!

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 comics.

jobby: Lighter/Compositor, Arc Productions, Toronto

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…

there be comix: Marlo!

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…

Post-TAAFI: Style5’s TAAFI Bumper

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…

Post-TAAFI: Guys With Pencils Podcast

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…

events: TAAFI IS HERE.

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…

TAAFI opening night party: the Nelvana Bouncing Ball

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…

from the internets: TAAFI roundup

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…

press release: Cartoon Network Canada is GO!

(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…