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Niti pro Accuritas in Omnia

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tealin:

I found this in a stack of old life drawing.  Will I ever remember why I drew Lorenzo diMedici with a pet weasel?

Anyone have any idea if this is from a book I’d forgotten I read?  This wouldn’t have been the actual Lorenzo diMedici, I am just a big fan of his bust and tend to drop him into anything Renaissancey. One of the Bartimaeus books maybe?

tealin:

I found this in a stack of old life drawing.  Will I ever remember why I drew Lorenzo diMedici with a pet weasel?

Anyone have any idea if this is from a book I’d forgotten I read?  This wouldn’t have been the actual Lorenzo diMedici, I am just a big fan of his bust and tend to drop him into anything Renaissancey. One of the Bartimaeus books maybe?

Filed under character design lorenzo di medici weasel renaissance mystery can anyone guess what this might be from?

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Jake Oldershaw, Derek Nisbet
The Mayor of Lyon

tealin:

Dr Pfeffer’s Lonely Hearts Club was… a distinctly odd radio show, but brilliant.  In each of the four episodes the host took you, the listener, to visit the enigmatic Dr Pfeffer, who would share a few words and a song with you, and then set you on your way. It was immersive and transporting and strangely intimate, especially if you were listening on headphones while working alone late at night.  I’d love to hear it again but it seems to be lost somewhere in the vast BBC archives; only this small artefact proves I didn’t dream the whole thing …

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tealin:

Poor Dr G.M. Levick … languishing in relative obscurity for a hundred years, then BAM!  The BBC, CBC, and NPR have all made hay of his horror at the depravity of penguins, and no one will remember him for toughing out an Antarctic winter in a tiny ice cave with five other malnourished, incontinent, but transcendentally plucky and good-humoured men, which ought to be the main thing.

Now with cited links! Can’t find the old episode of The Now Show, though … doesn’t mean it’s not out there, if you’re determined.

tealin:

Poor Dr G.M. Levick … languishing in relative obscurity for a hundred years, then BAM!  The BBC, CBC, and NPR have all made hay of his horror at the depravity of penguins, and no one will remember him for toughing out an Antarctic winter in a tiny ice cave with five other malnourished, incontinent, but transcendentally plucky and good-humoured men, which ought to be the main thing.

Now with cited links! Can’t find the old episode of The Now Show, though … doesn’t mean it’s not out there, if you’re determined.

Filed under george murray levick adelie penguins penguins northern party Scott expedition biology history comedy

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Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Sony Are Sued in Wage Theft Scandal

I don’t think this directly affected me, in my time at Disney, as I was always too junior (and heretical) to be desirable within the studio, never mind to another studio.  I’m sharing it because while it’s not as fun as, say, browsing character design blogs, it is important for anyone wanting to get into the animation industry to read about this. The whole of animation history is full of studios taking advantage of their employees and it is not in their interest to change, which is why employees must be vigilant not to be taken advantage of, and not to let it happen to others.  No matter what your studio may tell you about being a happy family, it’s a business, and will make cold-blooded business decisions when it suits them – in fact the whole ‘happy family’ rhetoric is a cold-blooded business decision, as it encourages employee loyalty and is much less expensive than competitive pay.*  It isn’t in anyone’s interest to revisit the bidding wars of the ’90s because everyone suffers in the long run, but that does not make it OK for studios benefiting from record profits not to pass that along to the people who made the films, never mind conspire with each other to keep their workforce from finding just compensation anywhere else.

And for people who take only a recreational interest in animation: it ain’t all peaches and cream: be an informed fan.

*To be fair, I have worked at studios that are, more or less, happy families, but the truth of it seems to be in an inverse relationship to size and to explicit statements of familial happiness.

Filed under animation business

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throneofsouls asked: How long have you been drawing? Have you gone to art school or are you self-taught? Do you have any ideas for stories you'd love to submit to a TV network?

I’ve been drawing for about 30 years.  I didn’t really have anything like formal art education until my last year in high school, then I did a two year animation program at a vocational college (so, kind of art school, but not exactly).  I am not an ideas person so no, I have nothing to pitch: twelve years’ experience in the entertainment industry would turn me off pitching anything that mattered to me even if I did have something.  Maybe if I were the type of person who got ideas like pimples I could throw one or two away, but there’s a reason I draw stuff from books and radio plays instead of original creations.

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mrsjadecurtiss asked: Hi, I just wanted to say that I really love how you drew all the characters from othello! Especially Emilia and Othello are spot-on.

Oh thank you!  Oddly enough I’m planning to do a bit more with them, soon, so watch this space.

Filed under othello shakespeare plans

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Anonymous asked: Listened to Cabin Pressure and realized that I love the idea of radio shows to listen to while I'm crafting. But I'm having trouble figuring out what I should listen to or, more importantly, where to reliably find all the episodes. Good radio seems to be one of your things. Think you could help point me in the right direction?

Well, there is a LOT of excellent radio out there, it’s hard to know where to start … I’ve compiled a few links to shows I like that were on this week, but it’s scratching the surface. You may want to check out the Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra schedules; read the blurbs and try out shows that appeal to you – that’s how I started. CBC pocdasts are excellent nonfiction. And if you’re after some light old-fashioned variety show entertainment, once upon a time I had a great fondness for A Prairie Home Companion which now has an enormous back catalogue online.

More famous/popular BBC radio shows can often be found on iTunes so if you’re looking for complete series, check there.

I hope that’s something to start with … have fun exploring!

Filed under radio radio 4 radio 4 extra radio comedy radio drama prairie home companion cbc radio one

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BBC - Radio 4 to make first ever dramatisation of Good Omens - Media centre

Yeeeessss Dirk Maggs is finally doing a Radio Pratchett! I’ve been hoping for this day since his Douglas Adams adaptations played against the radio Discworlds.  And what a cast! With this and the Cabin Pressure finale it’s going to be a gooood Christmas.

Filed under terry pratchett neil gaiman bbc dirk maggs radio radio drama bbc radio 4 adaptation armageddon

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Hullabaloo Steampunk animated film

Well, I’m a bit late to the party on this one, but here’s a cool thing – a crowdfunded 2D animated film!  You like traditional animation?  You like traditionally animated intelligent young women kicking ass?  You want to see more of Bruce Smith’s mindblowing pencil tests?  (I do!)  Check out the page and help make it even more awesome than it was going to be anyway!