The digital revolution has made comic book publishing a thing of the past. See and learn how virtual computer technology will revolutionize this field and allow every artist to have their fifteen minutes of fame.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Viral marketing takes hold and it is being used to advertise just about everything.

You dream it; you create it and you can make it happen.

A man creates a fake holiday, Chinchilli Day, as an excuse to stay an extra day in Vegas. What's your excuse?


Sometimes, you need a good excuse to get away. How about a holiday like Chinchilla Day? Surely youve heard of Chinchilla Day -- it celebrates Le Trios Chinchillas, three very tiny defenders of a small village against a band of vile rogues. Outnumbered and outsized, the chinchillas managed to defeat the villains. Or something. The bottom line is that you need to get to Vegas. What's your excuse?

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Drawing Women: TUTORIALS

Over 200 free tutorials.


Monday, September 07, 2009


Created by Vancouver Film School student Rani Namaani through the VFS 3D Animation & Visual Effects program.


Sunday, September 06, 2009

Digital Biz Made-for-mobile comics: The future of pulp?

Are comics made to be read on cell phones, Kindles and iPods the new pulp of pop culture?

Argentinean artist Sergio Carrera's "The Eternal City" has gained fans around the world. While mobile manga has become increasingly popular and lucrative in Japan, in recent months start-ups have been mushrooming around the world to bring comics and graphic novels to both loyal fans and new audiences -- all in the palm of your hand.

"I wanted to break all the barriers between comics and their potential readers," said Hermes Pique, director of Robot Comics, a company that produces and publishes comics for mobile devices.

"In a world where 60.6 percent of the population has a mobile, and where mobiles have evolved from phones to all-purpose gadgets, mobile comics seemed the best way to start."

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Scrap-Heap Heroes for a Digital Age

Trash is the future in Shane Acker’s world.

9 takes place in a world parallel to our own, in which the very legacy of humanity is threatened. A group of sapient rag dolls, living a post-apocalyptic existence find one of their own, 9 (Elijah Wood), who displays leadership qualities that may help them to survive.

The landscape of “9,” Mr. Acker’s first feature, is fashioned out of the debris he imagines will be left over after the end of human civilization. The creatures who inhabit it, meanwhile, are stitched together from a scrap heap assembled by an embattled scientist in the hope that they will survive to become a new life form. These characters, with numbers for names and handmade bodies, fight against malevolent technology in an attempt to keep some essence of humanity alive.


Planning to make a whole day of nines, September ninth, 2009 brings us the movie 9. Featuring a whole slew of names like Tim Burton and Elijah Wood, this might be one of the best pedigreed animated films in a long time.

When humanity blasts itself into a slow choking oblivion, an inventor creates a set of nine sentient rag dolls to embark on a mission to save what's left of life on Earth. Check out the trailer.

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A version of this article appeared in print on September 6, 2009, on page AR10 of the New York edition.