Jacob Kafka: Rough Animator and Cozy Mysteries

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Jacob Kafka: Rough Animator and Cozy Mysteries

A conversation with Robby Gilbert Jacob Kafka is one of the ‘quiet ones’ to keep an eye on. His work is thoughtful and sweet, and he embodies the spirit if […]

The Passion and Persistence of Animator Dean Lennert

Posted by on May 4, 2024 in Uncategorized | No Comments
The Passion and Persistence of Animator Dean Lennert

A conversation with Doug Vitarelli Surrounded by the tobacco fields that for decades produced Topstones, one of  the world’s greatest cigars, is Dean Lennert’s animation studio which for decades has […]

Annastacia Henry-Ramos: ‘If You Shoot for the Stars, You’ll Reach the Moon’

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Annastacia Henry-Ramos: ‘If You Shoot for the Stars, You’ll Reach the Moon’

A conversation with Robby Gilbert President’s Note:I’ve had the pleasure to teach animation to hundreds of students at some world class art schools for over 20 years. Many have gone […]

Snozzlewinks!… and the Zip-Bang-Zap World of Cartoon Animator Pilar Newton-Katz

Posted by on Apr 26, 2024 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Snozzlewinks!… and the Zip-Bang-Zap World of Cartoon Animator Pilar Newton-Katz

A conversation with Robby Gilbert High-energy and exuberant in all the best ways, Pilar Newton-Katz exudes excitement, positivity, and passion for her work and the world of animation. A cartoonist, […]

Eli Noyes – multi-talented animation, film, and media creator, dies at 81.

Posted by on Mar 28, 2024 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Eli Noyes – multi-talented animation, film, and media creator, dies at 81.

The film community has lost a talented documentary filmmaker, animator, and interactive media creatoras we announce the passing of Eli Noyes at age 81 from cancer in San Francisco, surrounded […]

Beauty in the Grime: An Interview with Independent Animator John Morena

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Beauty in the Grime: An Interview with Independent Animator John Morena

Robby Gilbert John Morena is the quintessential New York independent animator. Born and raised in the Bronx and currently working out of Brooklyn, he finds inspiration in the everyday goings […]

The Animation Archivist

Posted by on Jan 29, 2024 in Uncategorized | No Comments
The Animation Archivist

Read this article on SVA faculty member Tommy José Stathes in the Visual Arts Journal by John Canemaker.

Patrick Smith’s Billion Person Theater

Posted by on Jan 29, 2024 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Patrick Smith’s Billion Person Theater

By Robby Gilbert Patrick Smith began his animation career in 1994, honing his talents in the studios of New York. This was an interesting time for animation; a point of […]

Portrait of Signe Baumane

Posted by on Jan 27, 2024 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Portrait of Signe Baumane

Note: All quotes are paraphrased because I don’t know how to record audio and my handwriting is illegible. I’ve never met Signe before but of course I knew about her […]

President’s Message

Posted by on Jan 16, 2024 in Uncategorized | No Comments
President’s Message

Hi. My name’s Doug Vitarelli and I’m the new president of ASIFA-East.