Marina Muun, on Tumblr
Been geeking out on Anthony Holden, animator and story artist up a Laika. He draws it all: sexy ladies, adorable animals, cute kids, crazy animals. What can’t this guy do? Well, you may be asking yourself that very question so here’s a handy list of things Anthony Holden probably can’t do: climb a 12-story building, find the crystal skull, converse with cats, find and destroy all seven horcruxes, outrun a zebra. Probably.
It’s officially been over a year since Pizza Island announced to the world at large that, after two years together, the lovely ladies who made up the work collective were going their separate ways. So I present a little collection of my favorites from their work in the last non-Pizza Island year. It’s a little mind blowing to think that such a crazy-talented group of folks - Kate Beaton, Lisa Hanawalt, Julia Wertz, Meredith Gran, Domitille Collardey, and Sarah Glidden - were ever housed under the same roof but, alas, all good things must come to the end. I suspect it was probably some sort of epic blow out to do with chocolate pudding. Or 80s sweaters. Or maybe they just feared the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse and now that nonsense is all over they’ll get back together like some sort of Tupac hologram reunion special. Either way, while I’m sad we’ve had a whole year without them, I’m glad that like a retired Batman we’ll know there out there. Protecting the city.
Hanna K Nystrom is so crazy good ya’ll. Though she is also equal parts mysterious: it appears that the super talented animator, illustrator, and Marceline-Bubblegum shipper is based somewhere in Sweden. But where? And when? These things remain a mystery. For the time being enjoy her portfolio and deviantart!
How did I not this till just now? Check out this short film made in part by the super talented LA-based animator Tom Law during a semester abroad at Gobelins. Tom recently made an amazing 48-hour film at CalArts and more of his work can be seen on blogspot and Vimeo. This kid is RAD.
I really love the work of young illustrator, animator Tiffany Ford. Not only does she have a great artist eye for details (the way the back of jeans pull away when someone is sitting or a weird crease in a neck) but she can be so brutally honest and the awkward, weird, funny moments in life we all have. I’ve been caught belting it out in my car too!