11 January 2011

Sketchbook Series #9

I know, I know, I've been neglecting the blog... I can't help it! There's too much social media out there! I've got my twitter, facebook & now I even mess around with tumblr (I call it "Kitty's Pryde Supplemental, so check it out if you like this blog at all — which I assume you do if you're reading this...)! And of course, this blog. I will try to be better. I figured I'd start with a new Sketchbook Series as I have neglected THAT too. :-P

This one is from Bill Plympton who is AWESOME. I got this when I first started the sketchbook at MOCCA. He was telling me about Idiots & Angels, an animated film he was working on at the time (which this sketch is from). It was FINALLY completed towards the end of last year. I saw him again on the Comic Book Club. Unfortunately, I think I missed it's limited run in the theater here, but I will definitely pick it up when it's released on DVD.

If you don't know who he is, you should. I have a few of his books with his very interesting and often very funny cartoons. You MIGHT recognise his work from MTV as well! His cartoons used to air inbetween stuff. Like THIS one:

Anyway, I love this sketch, it's a prized one. And he was very cool on the Comic Book Club and at MOCCA. A really good friend of mine — who, along with his brother, introduced me to Bill Plympton — mostly just likes to make music, but recently ventured into the world of publishing with his first self-published collection of cartoons, The Blurry World Vol. 1. I suggested they attend MOCCA last year and they did. Much to his happiness, he was able to get a copy of his book to Bill and was complimented for it, completely making the MOCCA experience so great for him.

I like this guy. :) Check out his stuff!!

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