Visual effects workshops on Ant Man, Jurassic World, plus ILM 40th Anniversary coming to SIGGRAPH 2015

SIGGRAPH 2015, the annual interdisciplinary education experience and conference on the latest computer graphics and interactive techniques, announces the complete lineup for this year’s Production Sessions program. As part of its Computer Animation Festival, SIGGRAPH 2015 will hold Production Sessions, which allow the world’s most talented and elite computer graphics experts to go through the …
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SFX legend Tom Savini, artist Basil Gogos, scream queen Debbie Rochon & more to host Fangoria: Cover To Cover book signing at Forbidden Planet

The Fangoria Magazine crew and additional special guests will be at New York City’s Forbidden Planet in celebration of the release of Fangoria Cover To Cover, their new over-sized hardcover coffee table book published by Cemetery Dance Publishing. The event takes place tomorrow, April 2nd, at Forbidden Planet, beginning at 6PM. Cult legends will be …
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Kevin Eastman joins IDW Publishing, announces plans for San Diego Comic Art Gallery exhibit

IDW Publishing announced at Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon 2015 that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman will begin creating projects exclusively with IDW. Eastman’s long and influential career in comics began with the co-creation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the success of which would lead to films, television programs, video games, merchandise and …
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What do studios want in entertainment artist portfolios today?

That’s what you’ll find out at this informative session sponsored by The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. The seminar continues an ongoing series of panels called That’s Entertainment, focusing on resources, information and tools for artists looking to make it in entertainment design. Featured speakers at the event include: Alison Mann Manager of Talent …
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Golden Era of Hip-Hop inspires Los Angeles art exhibit

Gallery 1988 East has posted limited edition prints showcasing artwork from their newest show, a solo exhibit inspired by the Golden Era of Hip-Hop from artist Chris B. Murray. Check out a few examples of Murray’s artwork from the exhibition, below, which features tributes to RZA, Method Man, Ghost Face Killa and others from Wu-Tang …
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In-person screening tribute to animator Ralph Bakshi coming to American Cinematheque

It’s been 50 years since Ralph Bakshi’s first X-rated cartoon, Fritz the Cat, blasted into public consciousness. Bakshi channeled the freewheeling spirit of underground comics with his controversial animated films as Heavy Traffic and Coonskin, battling protests and censors to open the doors to cartoons with adult situations. He tapped further into the zeitgeist with …
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Children’s book illustration workshop coming to SILA

Joe Cepeda, a 20 year veteran children’s book illustrator, will be hosting a workshop on the subject at The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles this month. The seminar will include points on understanding how to break down a manuscript and find the best possible visual solutions to telling a great story in pictures. Also …
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IDW Publishing to open comic art gallery

IDW Publishing has announced the relocation of their headquarters this June, along with the opening of a groundbreaking new comic art gallery. The new offices and gallery will be located in former Navy barracks within the historic NTC at Liberty Station, located in the Point Loma community of San Diego, California. The San Diego Comic …
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Japanese anime series coming to Egyptian Theatre

Beginning February 26th, the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood will host some of the best Japanese anime on the planet. The series includes Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s revolutionary anime Akira, which matched motorcycle gangs with military scientists in a post apocalyptic Tokyo. The series also includes Ôtomo’s follow up, Steamboy, a film that filters similar themes through the …
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