It was a miserable rainy cold summer day. It was also the day of our first Scribble Junkies Festival of Drawn Animation... and we were certain no one would show up.
This was a brilliant idea that Pat Smith had over Christmas break, when he was in Montawk. I loved the idea and began searching for the proper cinema. Just then, I was contacted by John Woods to put on a show at the soon-to-be-opened Nighthawk Cinema, a drinking and eat-in movie house (it's all the rage now) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Pat and I narrowed the list of our favorite drawn animated films (No computer films here), and put out the word for the auspicious event.
But you know what? We had to turn away dozens of people! Wow! We thought we'd be lucky to get 5 people in the audience. It was packed to the rafters, and everyone had a great time. We even awarded two prizes: 1st place to Colleen Cox for “Wrong Number Singapore”, and 2nd place to Fran Krause for “Nosy Bear”.
So if you think you have a great hand-drawn film, send it to Scribble Junkies for the 2nd Annual Festival of Drawn Animation – no CG films allowed.