The Importance of Being Signe

The Importance of Being Signe

On Wednesday, Feb 20th, I noticed an intriguing Facebook News Feed item that wasn’t a meme, paid-ad, or desperate-cry-for-help.  Signe Baumane invited people to hob knob with animators in a free screening with a free drink.  The evening was a celebration of New York animators. In the Disney Screening room of all places, which is […]

The Scribble Junkies Festival of Drawn Animation

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in Feature Articles | One Comment
The Scribble Junkies Festival of Drawn Animation

August 23, 2012, SVA Theater Bill Plympton and Patrick Smith are two spearheads of independent animation, especially within New York’s own animation scene. Their films are some of the most memorable to come from the first generation of MTV Animation artists. Along with their films, Bill and Pat are also known for their championing of […]

In Memoriam: Tissa David (1921-2012)

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Feature Articles | 2 Comments
In Memoriam: Tissa David (1921-2012)

TISSA DAVID (1921-2012) Tissa David circa 1980 at the ASIFA-East Awards (Photo extracted from footage shot by Howard Beckerman) Animation said goodbye to an animation legend last night in Tissa David. I met Tissa only twice and very briefly: once after being thoroughly awed and inspired by her at her MOMA retrospective: An Evening with […]

Summer Bummer by Bill Plympton

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Feature Articles, Viewseum | No Comments
Summer Bummer by Bill Plympton

As ASIFA-East goes on its summer hiatus, the Viewseum wraps its first full (ASIFA-East) year on the aNYmator. And here, we have both a good way to wrap up the first year, as well as a suiting lead-in to the summer. To say Bill Plympton is a key-figure in New York animation is an understatement. […]

43rd ASIFA-East Animation Awards Photobooth!

April 29th, 2012 43rd ASIFA-East Animation Awards Reception Photobooth

Monthly Interview featuring Biljana Labovic

Posted by on Feb 10, 2011 in Feature Articles, Interviews | No Comments
Monthly Interview featuring Biljana Labovic

Interview by Dave Levy. Longtime ASIFA-East member, Biljana Labovic, the subject of our February interview, originally comes from Yugoslavia, where she studied Graphic Design and Illustration at the University of Arts. Since 1997, when she moved to New York to study animation at the School of Visual Arts, she has worked on many commercial animation […]

New York Animation In Germany!

Posted by on Oct 29, 2010 in Viewseum | No Comments
New York Animation In Germany!

This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Signe Baumane who sent along scans from the DOK International Leipzig Festival for documentary and animated catalog. This years program has a bright spotlight on some of New York’s animated favorites, a retrospective of Signe Baumane and master class with Bill Plympton. The Program also featured […]

Plympton Talks Idiots and Angels

Posted by on Sep 16, 2010 in Feature Articles, Interviews | One Comment
Plympton Talks Idiots and Angels

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of sitting down with the very awesome Bill Plympton who needs little introduction. His 5th feature film to date, Idiots and Angels , is getting its theatrical release this October 6th here in New York at the IFC Center. Plympton’s catalog of shorts and features are often comedic […]

Independent Exposure

Posted by on Feb 15, 2010 in Viewseum | 3 Comments
Independent Exposure

A Worldwide Showcase of International Short Films, Videos, and Digital Works Curated by Microcinema International and Bill Plympton Presented by Panasonic Broadcast Independent Exposure 2010 is the 14th annual showcase for contemporary, progressive, artistic, and culturally relevant short films and videos by some of the most compelling artists and filmmakers from around the globe. Independent […]