Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I was invited to show my moving drawing loops and other works at Loyola's Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex, at 1131 W. Sheridan. On display will be the looped moving drawings along with some of my recent string drawing pieces, artists' books, and comics. The opening is this Thursday December 8th, from 5-6:30pm, and will be up 'till January 21!
Monday, November 28, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Portraits drawn with string, sandwiched between handmade abaca and cotton paper. I hadn't expected to like papermaking as much as I am:
Looping book, containing a never-ending narrative. I plan to make
many more of these. I also became obsessed
with the kwikprint foil stamper, as you can see here:
Friday, November 18, 2011
I had the very fun task of making these illustrations for this week's New Yorker, the Food Issue! The above illustrations accompany anecdotal food stories by Dana Spiotta, Mohammed Naseehu Ali, Paul Theroux, Louise Erdrich, and Judith Thurman, respectively. Getting to draw a woodchuck, drunk on fermented mulberries for the New Yorker was an all-time illustration career high!
I also drew 25 small spot illustrations of food for the interactive table of contents in the New Yorker iPad Special for this issue. If you touch the image of the food, it pulls up the pieces about that ingredient in the magazine. I loved working on these!
Friday, November 4, 2011
Also up on the AV Club site is an interview with our festival Guest, Lori D! You can read that one here.
And BEHOLD this amazing illustration made by Tommi Musturi, screenprinted onto the front of the Eyeworks programs!
Eyeworks starts tomorrow afternoon, November 5th! Be there or be square!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Behold, the 2011 Eyeworks animated poster trailer! This year we again had the pleasure of having the Eyeworks posters designed/masterminded by the brilliant Sonnenzimmer team of Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi. 200 posters were designed and screenprinted by Sonnenzimmer, and we all took turns painting directly into a layer of wet ink while the layer was fresh off the press. We then photographed each poster sequentially, frame by frame, to make this screenprinted-poster-animation experience! If you keep an eye out, you can find the frames of this animation posted up around Chicago this week, and of course at the festival next weekend on November 5 & 6.
Here's a pic from Sonnenzimmer's site of Alexander and I painting into the wet ink of the posters in their studio.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Just finalized the programs for year two of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, the fest I co-organize with Alexander Stewart. We're really excited about the lineup this year! View the festival trailer above, and the program listings and festival info below.
Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation
Saturday, November 5 and Sunday November 6, 2011
DePaul University, CDM Theater, 247 S. State Street, lower level
Jackson stop, Red Line
Admission: $6 for each program
Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center
& DePaul University School of Cinema & Interactive Media
Eyeworks is organized by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré
Saturday, November 5, 3:00 pm
Robert Breer - LMNO 9:30, 1978
Zeitguised - Peripetics 3:20, 2009
Max Hattler - AANAATT 4:45, 2010
Bill Porter - On Time Off 4:21, 2008
Thorsten Fleisch - Kosmos 5:30, 2004
Mike Maryniuk - Tattoo Step 1:11, 2008
Barry Spinello - Soundtrack 10:00, 1969
James Otis - Jacob's Ladder 4:00, 1981
Ed Ackerman - Primiti Too Taa 3:00, 1986
Atsushi Wada - In A Pig’s Eye 10:00, 2010
Lei Lei - Magic Cube and Ping-Pong 4:04, 2009
Niki Lindroth von Bahr - Tord and Tord 10:44, 2010
Peter Larsson - Seven Days in the Woods 6:00, 2010
Anthony Gross and Hector Hoppin - Joie de Vivre 9:00, 1936
Program Two: Festival Guest Lori Damiano
Saturday, November 5, 6:00 pm
Portland animator Lori Damiano will present a program of her work, including a special preview screening of her hand-drawn animation “Lord I: The Records Keeper.” Lori D’s highly energetic animations and illustrations have a distinctive graphic style and charm, and she has done work for a wide range of clients, including Yo Gabba Gabba, Girl Skateboard Co., and Bonny Prince Billy. She earned an MFA in Experimental Animation from CalArts, and is the Animation Department Chair at the California State Summer School for the Arts. She writes a monthly column in The Skateboard Mag called “The Learnings of,” and works with the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland. www.lori-d.com
Sunday, November 6, 1:00 pm
Len Lye - Tusalava 10:00, 1929
Takashi Ito - Thunder 5:00, 1985
Eric Patrick - Ablution 13:00, 2001
Gary Beydler - Glass Face 3:00, 1975
Jesse McManus - Macavity 3:00, 2011
Bendik Kaltenborn - The End 10:00, 2008
Eric Dyer - The Bellows March 5:30, 2009
John Stehura - Cibernetic 5.3 8:00, 1961-65
Paul Bush - While Darwin Sleeps 5:00, 2004
Johan Rijpma - Tape Generations 2:30, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 3:30 pm
Paul Rayment - Piano 2:00, 2010
Josh Bonnetta - First Snow 2:00, 2004
Larry Jordan - Solar Sight 15:00, 2011
Scott Wolniak - Work Movie 2:40, 2001
Laura Heit - The Deep Dark 7:07, 2011
Takashi Sawa - Mathematica 8:00, 2000
Priit and Olga Pärn - Divers in the Rain 24:00, 2010
Nicolas Mahler - Mystery Music 5:00, 2009
Dalibor Baric - Pain so light that it appears as tickle 4:05, 2010
Playing on monitors on view in the theater lobby throughout the festival
Julie Doucet - I Need An Escape Plan
Phenakistoscopes by Florent Ruppert and Jerome Mulot
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
There's going to be an exhibition about comics called Cartoon Ink opening soon in Chicago, at SAIC's newly relocated Betty Rymer Gallery. The opening night has switched around a bit and now it looks like the opening is scheduled for this Friday, the 9th, from 4:30-7. I think there might also be a closing reception at some point... In any case, it should be up from sometime in mid-September through mid-October, and includes a lot of local cartoonists. I have some original comics pages and animation frames in the show as well as one of my artists' books on display. I have class until 6pm that evening but will then try to run through downtown to catch a little bit of the opening!
Friday, September 2, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Anyway, here's the official info below. I think it'll be a really fun program, if I do say so m'self! And check out the sexy poster up above, designed and printed for the series by Edie Fake.
Zummertapez: Lilli Carré
Sunday, August 21st
Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center
1034 N. Milwaukee Ave
$5 suggested donation
The Zummertapez screening series invites artists to create a video mixtape that combines excerpts of their own work with material that inspires or influences them. Launched by Alexander Stewart and Andy Roche in 2007, the goal is to produce a more sociable and engaging artist talk.
Roots & Culture concludes the 2011 Zummertapez series with a mixtape by Chicago artist Lilli Carré. In her comics and animation work, Carré uses forms that are both experimental and charmingly approachable as she blends existential crises with bold graphic style and daring narrative methods. While aesthetically reminiscent of American studio cartoons of the 20’s and 30’s, her films focus on darker themes of loss, death and misplaced memory, but maintain a light touch and quick wit throughout. For her Zummertapez screening, Carré will be including selections of her own work in combination with clips from classic studio animation, 90’s computer adventure games, feature films, TV commercials starring her family, and experimental animation.