February 2, 2007
•Â Recommended. Cartoon Modern. An essential book for designers and stylists. This is one of the most stunning books i've ever seen. Amid Amidi (the maestro behind the excellent magazine Animation Blast!) has pulled out all the stops, and created an amazing book on animators from the fifties who have arguably had more influence on contemporary cartoon art than any other movement in the 20th Century. Lush with illustrations and illuminating history, i will tell you unequivocally, if you enjoy 50s design and art styles, then you will LOVE this book. It's outstanding.
•Â Bruce Parsons directed a fabulous documentary about Jeffrey Brown. I'm told it will be entered into several film festivals. Jeffrey Brown fans, keep your eyes open.
•Â Rob Goodin of Robot Publishing has a revamped website up and running. Check it out!
•Â Wow, one of my favorite political essayists, Molly Ivans, died today. She was only 62 years old. Man, that sucks.
•Â My sister Nicky and i went to see Pan's Labyrinth. Holy mama, achingly beautiful. I really don't know what to say, except see this movie.
•Â So here's some cool new images.