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Winter show at illustration gallery

December 3, 2009 in General

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The 14th Annual Winter exhibition is under way at the Illustration Cupboard Gallery in London. It runs until January 31 and admission is free. For more details, visit the website.

Left: Yorkshire Gothic by Michael Salter of Aardman Animation.

Spotted by Tim Harries.

An interview with Nick Park

July 21, 2008 in General

Multi-award winning animator and cartoonist Nick Park of Aardman Animations is interviewed here by Owen Gibson of The Guardian. Park talks with pleasure of getting to edit the 70th anniversary edition of the Beano which we blogged about earlier here.
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Cartoon football for Euro 08

June 7, 2008 in General

The BBC has embraced the talent of Aardman animation, makers of Wallace and Gromit among many others, to make the titles for their coverage of the European football championships, which are starting this weeeknd. If you watch the video from the Beeb here, you’ll see what a key role traditional drawing and cartoon skills can play in making the moving image. Strangely enough, no one seems to have felt the need to draw former England manager Steve McLaren.
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Early animated cartoons screened

January 16, 2008 in General


While you’re waiting for the Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival, here’s another event to consider. Slapstick 2008 must surely be one of the first festivals of the year, of any variety, as it takes place from January 17-20. If you’ve not heard much about it, that’s possibly because it’s a festival of silent comedy.

Now in its fourth year, the Bristol festival will feature “Pencil and Plasticine” a look at early silent cartoons hosted by the Aardman Animation co-founder Peter Lord. Extracts screened will include early Disney, work by Willis O’Brien and the unforgettable Jerry the Troublesome Tyke (above).

For more information visit the Slapstick 2008 website

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