Monday, June 2, 2014

Icons of Animation!

Don't blame me for the title, it was Bill Plympton's idea! But then again, so was the show itself, which was a pretty good idea. Opening this week at the Society of Illustrators of New York, will be a four-man show called Icons of Animation which will feature the work of the indefatigable Bill Plympton, the dazzling Carlos Nine, the fantastical William Joyce and, um, me. I haven't seen it yet but I can't wait. On view will be over one hundred pieces of original works on paper for projects varying from the highly personal to the shamelessly commercial. Please join us (Bill and me at least; Joyce and Nine couldn't make the journey because of other commitments) for the opening reception this Friday evening.
Details here!
And if that's not enough for you, this Thursday night, Bill and I will sit on a panel together discussing our experiences in the field of animation which will be moderated by my old pal, J.J. Sedelmaier.
The event is sponsored by the Academy of Motion Pictures and will take place at The Academy Theater at Lighthouse Guild.
Details HERE!


  1. Wow, congratulations!!!! What an incredible show that will be!

  2. You know, Peter...I don't think your design work has ever gotten its just due in animation. I've never seen anything yet that catches the charm of your drawings and paintings. I always wanted to see them in thoughtful, hand-drawn movement. I'd like to try it someday myself, with your permission.


  3. Thanks, Dan, that's very kind of you to say. Yes, please, be my guest! I'd be delighted to see what you do.
    And thanks to you, too, Katherine. The show is looking great and opens tonight!

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  5. What an amazing lineup!
    Love Carlos Nine's work, but I never associated him with animation. What project(s) has he been involved with?

  6. Chuck: I thought the same myself as Carlos is mostly devoted to comics and illustrations. But back in 2011 he took part in a colective production called "Anima Buenos Aires" together with other Argentinian colleagues:

  7. Peter: I must admit I took "inspiration" from your funny elephant for an illustration about the change of kings in Spain. The old Juan Carlos brought a scandal when a pic of him besides a hunted elephant circulated in the media. Sorry for the steal but, it was unavoidable! Here it is:

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