Sunday, October 30, 2011

eyeworks 2011 poster trailer

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

the lifted brow

I illustrated the cover for the new food issue of the great Australian magazine The Lifted Brow

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

op-ed tech-toddler

I drew this spot illustration of a tech-toddler for today's NY Times Op-Ed letters page.

Friday, October 21, 2011

costume ideas

In the spirit of Halloween costume time I thought I'd post some images from my favorite 70's paper costume craft book, Making Paper Costumes. These are only a few of the gorgeous/insane costumes shown in the book!

Friday, October 14, 2011

reader house

I have these two illustrations in this week's Chicago Reader, the paper's 40th anniversary issue.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Eyeworks Festival 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
Chicago, USA
Admission: $6 for each program

Presented by
Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center
& DePaul University School of Cinema & Interactive Media
Eyeworks is organized by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré

Program One
Saturday, November 5, 3:00 pm
80 minutes

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.

Program Three
Sunday, November 6, 1:00 pm
65 minutes

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

Program Four
Sunday, November 6, 3:30 pm
70 minutes

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

Looping program
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

sing a song of sixpence

I had the pleasure of getting to illustrate the nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence for the new book Nursery Rhyme Comics, coming out next week from First Second. Above is one page from my piece. What a weird rhyme this one is.