On Today’s show I am joined by Independent Comic Creators Neil Segura and Ray Mendivil to discuss their comicbook Forever Freshman! We talk about writing, art technique, tacos, beer, and Metal Gear Solid and more!
Man vs. Art Episode 54! Interview with 3 Time Emmy Award Winning Director of The Simpsons Mark Kirkland.
Interview with Mark Kirkland three time Emmy Award winning Director (The Simpsons).
Multi Award winning Filmmaker, Writer/Director/ Antique movie camera collector and cinematographer.
One Crazy Weekend in Anaheim! I spent Fourth of July weekend tabling in Artist’s Alley at the 2011 AM2 Anime Manga Music Con! It’s not my usual kind of crowd or event but I figured what the heck? Time to expand my horizons and meet new people! I’m sure glad I did!
The Man vs. Art Crew!
With the help of my wife “The Lovely and Vivacious Hortencia” and my nephew Jacob, I set up my table with original art, prints, my books, DVDs, buttons, and cards for sale. Plus I also took commissions that I would draw up on the spot. If you could think it up, I would draw it for you! A bunch of new minions signed up for the Man vs. Art subscription list and I got lots and lots of compliments on my stuff.As for how I did? Well I sold a few original sketches and did a couple of commissions! My Cowboy Bebop Faye Valentine sketch went withing the first hour! Below you can see my rough pencils and finished inked drawing.
From around the age of six, I have had a passion for drawing the shapes of objects.
From about the age of fifty I produced a number of designs, but nothing I did before the age of seventy was worthy of attention.
At seventy-three, I finally apprehended something of the true quality of birds, animals, insects, fish and of the vital nature of grasses and trees.
So, by the time I am 80, I will have made much progress, so that by ninety I will have penetrated to their essential nature.
By one hundred, I will decidedly have attained a higher state, indefinable, and at one hundred and ten, each dot, each line shall surely possess a life of its own.
May Heaven, that grants long life, give me the chance to prove that this is no lie.
Hokusai (who lived to be 90)
On today’s show I put together a collection of emails and voice mails for a massive buffet of art talk. So Buckle your cartoon belts and let her rip!
Ever notice that whenever you begin an new artistic project like a new book, painting, portfolio, short film, etc that the darned Fear of Failure Demon always seems to drop in to petrify you? You spend sleepless gut wrenching nights where all you can imagine is doom. You toss and turn with dark visions of both yourself and your art as objects of scorn, ridicule, or even worse objects of pity. So you put off trying for the thousandth time, and ditch your dreams. Ask the top painters, cartoonists, designers, illustrators, comic creators, animators, poets, writers, directors, and they will all claim that they are no different! They too have had to deal with the Fear of Failure Demon and have had their shares of crushing disappointment.
I’d like to give a shout out to Krishna Sadashivam The creator of the killer web comic PC Weenies! He called in and left a voice mail question on the Man vs. Art Minion Hotline! He asks what animation studios are looking for in terms of Storyboard Artist Portfolios. Check out the podcast if you want to know what I had to say on that.
Born in 1920 Isaac Asimov was a writer of some of the greatest classic Science Fiction stories of the last hundred years. Of his works The Foundation Series… The Galactic Empire series and his Robot series were major contributions to the world of sci-fi literature. And These are just a few among the 500 books that he wrote or edited in his lifetime.
In particular Asimov’s Robot series generated 2 lasting concepts in science fiction including the invention of a robot’s ‘Positronic’ brain and the 3 laws of Robotics. Both concepts were featured in the movies ‘The Bicentennial Man’ and ‘I Robot’ which were loosely based on his characters.
Lastly I’d like to present you with some samples of the 2D Traditional and some 3D digital Animation my students did from my History and Principles of Animation and Timing for Animation Classes at the Gnomon School of Visual effects in Hollywood California.
World’s will collide and multiverses will be in crisis on today’s podcast! Man vs. Art’s Raul Aguirre Jr. and Che join forces with Big Illustration Party Time’s Kevin Cross and Joshua Kemble to tear the art world a new one in an EPIC crossover event so rad we can hardly contain ourselves! The Art Podcast equivalent of Batman Teaming up with Superman in World’s Finest. Only this team up crossover is World’s Raddest!
Minions! I present you Mike White, the creator of the hysterically charming comic Amity Blamity! Born and raised in Canada, Mike has always dreamed about writing & drawing stories about his characters. After 5years working in TV and making award winning music videos, he moved to California enamored by the promise of opportunity. He is now back to his first love & childhood dream: creating memorable stories and characters in the spirit Bone, Calvin & Hobbes, Bloom County, and the many influences/inspirations of his youth.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:20 — 46.1MB) | Embed Today I want to talk about setting goals and finishing your projects, both client work and personal projects. Sometimes life gets in the way of our art and that’s just the way the charcoal crumbles kids. The last couple of months have been really busy for me. I have tons of projects [..see full post.]
My guest on today’s show loves to draw and write! He is Javier Hernandez, a DIY cartoonist, painter, and entrepreneur. He is the creator of such comics as EL MUERTO, MAN-SWAMP and WEAPON TEX-MEX, which he publishes under his own imprint, LOS COMEX.
My guest today is the exceptionally talented Artist, Animator, Director, Professor, and Writer Nancy Beiman.
Nancy Beiman hails from New Jersey, likes to travel and owns a cat named Gizmo! She wasn’t the first woman to work at the Disney Studio. There were many women before her who worked on Disney films. But Nancy has earned the distinction of being the second woman to be credited on a Disney film. She has taught animation at Savannah College of Art and Design, and taught at Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Film & Animation until 2008. She now teaches at Sheridan Institute’s Animation department in Canada.
Nancy was offered a scholarship to be part of the inaugural class of the Character Animation program at CalArts straight out high school. Her classmates included John Lasseter, Jerry Rees, John Musker, Tim Burton, and Brad Bird. Nancy was the first woman to graduate from the CalArts Character Animation Program. After CalArts, She went to work at Jack Zander’s Animation Parlour in New York. She has animated Bugs and Donald, Snoopy and Goofy, friends of Fievel Mouse and Mickey Mouse, and Don Martin cartoons! She worked with Chuck Jones, Bill Melendez, Gerhard Hahn, Steven Spielberg, Walt Disney Feature Animation, the Disney Channel, Disney television movies, and Warner Bros.
Nancy Beiman entered an industry that was pretty much a boy’s club. Her raw talent and hard work, combined with an appreciation of tradition, tenacity and courage in the face of adversity served her well.