Monday, November 16, 2009

Never Before Seen Together Under One Roof

Only 7 days away

Be apart of the rennaissance for this once in a lifetime opportunity when over 100 of the best artists in the history of design and animation converge at CTN-X Nov 20-22, 2009.

1. Schedule: Friday 12noon - midnight, Saturday 10am - midnight, Sunday 10am - 7:30pm.

2. Special Events:
  1. Legendary Cartoonist Ronald Searle endorses CTN-X with a tribute to the man and his career and how it's influenced so many. Matt Jones is bringing never before seen artwork from sketchbooks and more to the event.
  2. Spotlight Booksignings and Exclusive Sketchbook Releases
  3. Speed Talent sessions show your portfolio, ask questions, meet a mentor.
  4. Screenings: "The Secret of the Kells", "Banjo The Woodpile Cat", and a surprise late night screening 11pm on Saturday... sshhhhhh!
  5. Live Demonstrations hourly by the creators of some of the highest grossing films in the history of animation.
  6. Exclusive Spotlight Interviews: (in alphabetical order)
    Peter de Sève
    Gary Goldman and Don Bluth
    Mike Mignola
    Paul Young and Tom Moore the makers of "The Secret of the Kells"
  7. CTN-X@nite Networking Parties sponsored by Animation Magazine, The Marriott Hotel and Walt Disney Studios.
  8. Animation Week: The City of Burbank declares Animation Week for CTN. "We are proud to host the first-ever Animation Expo," says Burbank's Deputy City Manager Joy Forbes. "Our city is known around the world for its state-of-the-art studios and production facilities. This will be such a tremendous occasion for the most talented animators in the country and we look forward to their arrival in November."
  9. Reunions: Don Bluth Studios, Walt Disney Florida and Rowland Animation and more.

3. Live Demonstrations all weekend.

4. Panels and here.

5. Other:

  1. Recession Buster Raffle $1000 cash and prizes. One winner a day.
  2. ToonBoom: Presentations and Software Raffle
  3. Z-Brush: Presentations and Software Raffle
  4. Corel/Wacom Artist Contest: Win a Painter and Intuos 4 tablet.

Everyone will leave this event with more than they walked in with whether it's an idea, a job opportunity or a career mentor.

Remember to use my discount code to buy tickets: 34X09

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Old work...young Avengers

I've been going through some of my old files and doing some more posting on the Drawingboard web-site and I thought I'd post some of them here as well.

These were 'tryout' pieces that I did several years ago when I was in play for the job of Charcater Designer for a Marvel direct-to-DVD title called "Next Avengers" (or something). After many, mnay drawings (way too many for a 'tryout') I ultimately didn't get the job and I never saw the DVD so I have no idea if they used any of my designs or not. Though I still like many of them and feel that they make good portfolio pieces.


And DO NOT forget to sign up now for tickets and go to the CTN Expo starting on Nov 20th if you are at all interested in animation! Click on the link to the right or above to learn more about it. The more I hear about this the more excited I get. Remember to use my code: 34X09 to get a discount on your tickets.