Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Midday on the Bloor line. Sitting across from me, this person was doing her best to stay awake but she kept losing the battle. I wonder what she'd been doing to make her so tired at noon on this Monday morning...
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
I thought it might make a good jumping off point, so here's an invitation to anyone who wants to riff on this theme:
Just leave us a comment here to let us know you've posted your 'chain doodle', and we'll link to your version of “A Boy and His Bug” in this post. I don't care if it's a sequential, but that would be fun. Can't wait to see your images!
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
I made this as a note at the end of the modelling sessions. My sculpture needed work and I hoped to finish it when the model was no longer there. That plan didn't work out so well, but I do like this composite sketch.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Set in the 1930’s in Canada, it follows the path of the great Depression as told by reporters of The Toronto Star newspaper.
Our pal, John Halfpenny directed the animation, that is to say was co director of the three parter with documentarian Stephen Silver.
Here’s John in an interview describing the process.
This is an ambitious animated epic all done in FLASH, full of great moments. Though I feel it does not always ‘work’ in the story sense, I find its images always compelling. I love the rawness of the animated forms and the stark simplified way the characters move against the textured backgrounds. There is really nothing else like it.
Backgrounds for this epic evoke the art of the era, all the more remarkable since they were painted digitally by artists Maureen Paxton and Clive Powsey.
Here’s a still from a crazy sequence in which the reporter Gordon Sinclair interviews Adolph Hitler! Chuck Gammage did the animation posing for this sequence. Rex Hackelberg designed the characters for this part.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Originally uploaded by Jape Wisteria
Originally uploaded by nice+smooth ultramedia.
We don't normally post other peoples shots but this will be an exception. These pictures were taken by several Toronto Flickr members who were close to this 6 alarm blaze. Follow the image links to see more.
UPDATE Feb 28_08: Duke's Cycle is posting a running diary on their site of the day-to-day behind the scenes of getting back to business after the fire.
Some of what was lost:
Duke's Cycle shop (levelled. A great 90 year old family business. That's where I bought my last bike.)
Suspect Video On Queen (they still have Suspect on Markham, but a very large stock with many obscure and hard to find films were lost)
Preloved (they just got their lovely spring collection ready)
National Sound (40 years in business, one of the few shops in Toronto still repairing turntables)
Here's a stitched-together image of the block BEFORE the fire posted by Kevin Steele: