Wednesday, March 22, 2006
No new drawings to post so I thought I'd shift gears. First off I'm currently reading Shamus Culhane's autobiography entitled "Talking animals and other people". A fascinating first hand account of the very begining of the animation industry and his life working in it and the people he's worked with. Most copies are out of print now but you can hopefully find a copy in your local library like I did.
Another good book along these lines is "The Moose that roared". A great book as well mainly focusing on Jay Ward and Rocky and Bullwinkle. After reading that book one is left with that old saying "Some things never change".
Finaly I should point out that I have jumped on yet another bandwagon and have opened an online store through Cafe Press. Feel free to browse and shop. If there's enogh interest I will probably move it to a paying account where I'll be able to sell even more types of things. We'll see.
The link for the store in on the right with the original title "Subconscious Ink. Store".
Please come again.
Posted by Jastolfo at 2:26 PM
Friday, March 17, 2006
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Nothing new to post so I thought I'd share a little memory.
I, like many other artists and animator's, have a Lot of books. Books primarily for reference and inspiration.
One of the first books I bought in relation to animation was Walt Disney's World of Fantasy by Adrian Bailey. By no means was it The Illusion of Life (an animator's bible), but it was still full of wonderfuly inspiring images and photos of the artists who worked there.
This book still resides on my bookshelf along with The Illusion of life,Chuck Amuck, The Animator's Survival kit, etc.
It will always remind me of the begining, of that new found excitment, and of that funny feeling which can only be described as a cross between longing and passion.
Posted by Jastolfo at 6:59 PM