Above: Patrick Smith and Bill Plympton under the Marquee at Nitehawk Cinema!
The first annual (and the first ever world-wide) Scribble Junkies Festival of Drawn Animation sold out and went off without a glitch last night. The films looked great and everyone seemed to appreciate the fine art of drawn animation. The two winners of the competition were Colleen Cox, best animation, for her film "Wrong Number Singapore" and honorable mention went to Fran Krause for his film "Nosy Bear." It was a great party that went pretty late into the night. Big thanks to my partner in crime mr. P, and John Woods from the Nitehawk Cinema, without him it wouldn't have happened (or we would have been stuck at Anthology.. or worse.. Two Boots!)
Above: Festival Winners Colleen and Fran, with Pat and Bill.
In the anim celeb mix last night were animators David Levy, Signe Baumane, Celia Bullwinkle, Willy Hartland, Joy Vaccese (Noelle not present.. whatever noelle). The show started with David Chai's "Enrique Wrecks the world".. a light opener to some heavier films like Ryan Woodward's "Thought of You" and my own "Masks". Bill treated us in the spirit of hand drawn animation with pencil tests from his upcoming feature film "Cheatin". Another audience favorite was Don Hertzfelt's "Wisdom Teeth."
Above: Brett Thompson, Patrick Smith, and Joy Vaccese.
Above: Victoria Stutterheim, David Levy, and Patrick Smith.
Above: Alisa Stern, JoshWeisbrod, Emmett Goodman, Spencer Morin, and Jamie Ekkens.
Above: Who the hell let this guy in??
Above: Joy, Bill, and Colleen Cox chillax after the screening.
The screening sold out, and we had to turn a lot of people away.. luckily they were able to hang out in the lobby, drink brooklyn ale, and watch pat smith and bill plympton cartoons:) Sorry to all those who couldn't get in, next year we will have multiple screenings promise! I had a long conversation with Bill about the next year, and we decided to have open submissions focusing on premiere or "under screened" works.. and of course, the more organically drawn, the better:) So stay tuned and we'll see you next year!