Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Back from Oregon and Upcoming Events

 Dear Scribble Junkies fans, 

It's been a while since I posted, sorry about that.  In the hot summer I tend to slow down a bit.  In any case, summer's almost over and fall's coming, so there's a lot to report on.

The production of "Slide" is coming along very well.  I'm extremely happy with the finished artwork (see examples below) and the animation (drawing) is done.  I just watched a rough cut and I think it's a great movie.  But I still need to record voices, add sound and music.  We're shooting for a completion date in March 2023.

I just got back from Oregon, where I did a Q&A at the premiere of "Claydream", a new documentary about Will Vinton, the legendary Oregon claymation mogul.  It's really a wonderful and fair documentary about his career in animation, and there's a wonderful cameo from Phil Knight and his son Travis, the head of Laika Studios.  So watch for the film in your local theaters.  

Here are a few events coming up that I want to promote:

I'll be making an appearance at the fantastic Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival, Sept. 10 in Vineyard Haven.  Daniel Leonard, the writer of "Demi's Panic" and I will be there to do a Q&A with the animation program, screening at the Martha's Vineyard Cinema at 4 pm.                         

Then, the following weekend, September 17 + 18, we're throwing a mega Open House Party and Animation Art sale at my studio, 151 West 30th St., 4th Floor, from 10 am to 4 pm, here in Manhattan. I'll be there signing cool stuff - we're selling all my animation art, DVD's, everything - and if you buy anything you get a free poster.  So please come by, say hello, it should be a blast.  Please spread the word among the animation community!

And then in October, the New York Comic Con is roaring back, bigger and better.  I'll have a table somewhere in Artists Alley, so be sure and stop by for a free sketch, at least.  It's October 6 to 9 at the Jacob Javits Center in NY, NY.  See you there!

--Bill Plympton