Monday, July 25, 2011

disillusionment of ten o'clock

I was invited to illustrate a poem for the Illustrated Wallace Stevens roundtable over on The Hooded Utilitarian site. Over 20 artists were invited to choose and illustrate a Stevens poem, which will be posted incrementally on the site throughout this week. I chose to make a short watercolor animation of the poem Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock. It was just posted on the HU site today, and you can view it here (as well as on my vimeo page)!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I'm Happy, and I'm Singing

Tonight in Logan Square is the opening for the exhibition I'm Happy, and I'm Singing. I'll be showing my animation Bleedin' Heart along with different configurations of the animation frames on the walls. The space and all the work together is really fun! Info below:

I'm Happy, and I'm Singing
Comfort Station
2579 N. Milwaukee Ave

Félicia Atkinson
Daniel Bruttig
Lilli Carré
Alexander Stewart

Curated by Michael Green

July 23-26, 2011
Opening: Saturday, July 23rd at 5:30pm

Performances: Sunday, July 24th at 2pm
by Mike Weis, Scott Tuma, Matt Clark and Felicia Atkinson

Screening: Monday, July 25th at 8:30pm
Sing it Out Loud: Experimental Animations by Jodie Mack

Friday, July 22, 2011

da news

This is an illustration I made for an article in this weeks Chicago Reader

Monday, July 11, 2011

flutter men

working on a new little animation, and getting addicted to drawing and painting on acetate

Thursday, July 7, 2011

the tubby gnome book

I recently found this little book that my sister Claire made for me when we were little. She drew lots of comics (The Adventures of Me and Hogwash) and illustrated booklets like this one. As an impressionable younger sibling I started doing the same, and I'm still doing so! Like all the many other illustrated books Claire made as a kid, this one is completely charming and informative, complete with Gnome Facts and artistically distressed edges! Here are a few pages from it, below: