SPACE DANDY?Space Dandy is a new animated tv series By Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop/Samurai Champloo). It's a pretty ground-breaking show in that it's the first japanese animated TV series with a world-wide premiere (starting in America FIRST). It's personally my favorite, 2D animated tv series airing in the states right now. As a consumer of animated content on TV for decades, I (like many I'm sure) am quite used to getting quality stuff finished and packaged, so I can take things things like SD for granted. However, as a Tv animation series producer/director, I know how incredibly challenging & difficult it is to produce/direct a single episode from a hand-drawn, animated action or comedyTV series (be it 11 minutes format or 22 minutes). So watching what Watanabe and his crew are doing from a production/planning/execution standpoint is a lesson in humility for me. This is high-level stuff for a TV budget and it makes a me a little envious that the guys across the pond have i
COWBOY BEBOP/SAMURAI CHAMPLOO DIRECTOR RETURNS!Official teaser trailer to Animation director SHINICHIRO WATANABE'S ( Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo ) new action-comedy TV series "Space Dandy," production by Bones Studio. Co-directed by SHINGO NATSUME (Full Metal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Milos) & written by KEIKO NOBUMOTO ( Wolf's Rain, Cowboy Bebop, Macross Plus) & DAI SATO ( Cowboy Bebop, Ghost In The Shell: SAC, Eureka 7). Premieres in Japan in January. My body is ready.
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....
THE LEGEND OF KORRA: BOOK 2 official trailer!It's coming!
I HATE THIS GUY. Seriously. I quit, LOL.I discovered Kim Jung Gi during my years living in South Korea when I came across his first sketchbook in '09. It was a blue and red bible of non-stop art. it made me cry. SEEING him do what he does, however, makes me contemplating giving up art altogether, lol. T________T #SoGood
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...Someone just linked me to this image (even featured my artbook cover in it) this morning and I thought it spoke to what i've dealt with my entire career.Try to embrace what makes you different, even if it makes others uncomfortable.
THE MAKING OF GURREN LAGANN!!!!The making of one of the greatest animated TV series ever made, GAINAX'S galaxy-shattering "TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN!!!"
The BOONDOCKS OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILERMark your calendars.April 21st. only on Adult Swim
NICKELODEON AND DREAMWORKS ARE LOOKING FOR TALENT!NICKELODEON ANIMATION launched an Animated Comedy Shorts Program. They are looking for writers/animators/artists to contribute. APPLY TO NICKELODEON HERE: http://signup.viacom.com/NickShortsPitches/NickShortsPitchSubmission.aspxDREAMWORKS ANIMATION LOOKING TO TRAIN STORY ARTISTS:"The Story Initiative Program at DreamWorks Animation is a comprehensive immersion program for recent college graduates who wish to pursue artistic careers as story artists.The objective of the program is to identify and train entry-level storytellers in the techniques and practices of storyboarding for feature-length animated films. Over the course of an initial three month curriculum, trainees are instructed by a DWA senior story artist in a training environment that replicates the production environment on actual projects. Trainees learn how to: evaluate and plan their storyboard sequences,
Goodbye BossSome of you may have heard this already but Dondi Bethea aka:icondmajorboss: who's my editor and writer for Sugarbits and a good friend has recently passed away. He was part of Snafu and and we will cherish his memory and contribution to our team.We express our deepest sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace.
Status reportFirst of all I am glad to be back!The outpouring of support, well-wishes and kind words made my time away a lot more tolerable. This is a personal "personal thank you" for everyone who pitched in to spread the word I had been suspended and where else (outside of DA) they could contact me. In fact the overt show of support seemed to be the pivotal factor in changing my permanent ban to a 2-week suspension.Would have been nice for the suspension to be "2-weeks minus 6 days for time already served as a ban", but I was not going to be picky because I seemed to be treading on pretty shaky grounds with regards to their reasoning to why I was being immediately banned and not just suspended.I am referring to the revelation that they turned down my ban appeal because of "my previous multiple suspensions" - suspensions that never occurred! (WTF!) Once I brought this to their attention, things happened behind the scenes pretty quickly and within an hour some button was pushed and my
WHICH ONE OF THESE ARE CONSIDERED ANIME?
A little message concerning the Typhoon DisasterTyphoon Haiyan in the Philippines was a disaster. But we are very fortunate that countries all over the world have helped us with their generous aid and donations, we received so much help more than we expected. As a fellow citizen of my country I wish to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart your generosity.And now a word to the President of the Phillippines, the Mayor of Tacloban city and all the govt' officials handling the situation. You are all INCOMPETENT. For the past week you've barely done anything to help the victims, not even something as simple as delivering the relief goods. I even heard cases where you wanted to tax these relief goods. Bullshit. You are all an embarrassment to your people and your country. Shame on you. Go to Hell.
Why I Draw Women OftenI recently got a message, and I will slightly reword it so as not to cause profane friction, nor will I state who it came from, but it read like this: "Why is everything you post regarding a woman? I think it's very sexist when the only thing you can draw are breasts and buttocks like it's the only thing in the world."Okay, so by now, if you haven't been watching me for a good minute, you know that I really like to draw women, and I like portraying the female form, usually and often in a tasteful manner. I could hypothetically end that question there and just answer "I wasn't aware everything in my gallery was a woman or had breasts and a butt" and then post a picture or two of Rai Rivet... But I'm not going to do that. I'm going to explain my stance on drawing the female form and my adoration for it.Disclaimer: None of these viewpoin
DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS?It's been a while since i've shared some of my favorite deviants. Here's a list of talent that some of you may or may not be aware of that i've been drooling over lately. I love this place!Check 'em out!::iconmonk-art: Fabian Schlaga. LEGEND. If you haven't heard of this guy, you're missing out!:iconsaspy: Saspy's work is amazing. The female mega-talent from Italy shows no sign of slowing down with her bright and fun approaches to character design, expressions and energy.:iconjoel27: Joel is currently my FAVORITE ARTIST on Deviantart. Just flip through his gallery and you might find yourself there all day.:icontchokun: French Artist who worked on online games and flash shorts such as WAKFU is not to be missed. serious talent here:iconrikkitikki: Rikkitikki's light hearted animation influence illustrations are something to fall in love with. He's got a detective concept he's been playing with that shows the main characters quite often and i usually fave when he draws th
Fiction.How redundant is it pointing out these following statements?There's no such thing as a gigantic mechanical robot fighting off alien monsters. There has never been a report of a man being bitten by a radioactive spider and becoming a hero. You can't summon a mini-tornado at your own beck-n-call, don't matter how much into the occult you are. The odds of a young male teenager having a harem of sexy girls at his every turn is nil. There aren't bipeds of animals that are supposed to be quadrupeds flying spaceships in the galaxy above us. You can't legally hunt and catch thousands of different animals and use them to protect you from other animals and people in a sports-like venue. You can't eat a flower and ignite fire from your hands. I can go on and on... this journal is probably being expressed because of recent built-up distaste for people bullying others because of what they like when it comes to fiction. Just to reestablish what it even means, here it is, straight
STUDIO TRIGGER'S YOH YOSHINARI on DEVIANTART!Yoh Yoshinari (Gurren Lagaan, Little Witch Academia), legendary animator and and director at red-hot animation house, STUDIO TRIGGER just joined Deviantart!Stop by and say hello to him Here!! :-D