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RIP, Liz Holzman

Animator, writer, director and producer Liz Holzman has died. Holzman worked on Animaniacs, Pinky & The Brain, DuckTales, Smurfs, Muppet Babies and Darkwing Duck among other television series and films. The Hollywood Reporter, Animation Magazine and The Los Angeles Times have obituaries. Animation Insider has an interview with Holzman. Here is a gallery of Holzman’s paintings.

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Elves of Color

Cleopatra’s Weave draws some amazing Elves of color (and David J. Prokopetz shares a story trying to get more racial representation in a fantasy illustration project).

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cleopatrasweave:

i drew a bunch of elves of color!!

This post reminds me of something that happened a few years back.

I once served as art director for a project where the illustration spec called for characters of a variety of races (in the real-world sense, not the Dungeons & Dragons sense - though the latter was involved as well).

We had one particular artist, tasked with drawing a series of elves, who didn’t quite seem to get what that meant. Their output was basically “white elf”, “another white elf”, “white elf with a tan”, “white elf looking a bit pale”, “yet another white elf”, etc.

When this was pointed out, they were like “oh, yeah, now I get it - I’ll totally fix that with my next piece”.

They proceeded to turn in a picture of a blue elf.

In the end, we had to provide specific quotas for specific levels of racial representation in order to get the point across. It all worked out in the end, but it’s stuck with me ever since that this artist examined the original spec, looked at our feedback, and came to the conclusion a blue elf was more plausible than a black one.

In conclusion: this is awesome.

Read that last paragraph as many times as you need to.

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William Lustig Retrospective Print by Ghoulish Gary Pullin / Tumblr 
18” X 24” Limited edition screen print, S/N edition of 120. Available over both days of the tribute to William Lustig retrospective, opening August 15th, 2014, at the YBCA.

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William Lustig Retrospective Print by Ghoulish Gary Pullin / Tumblr 

18” X 24” Limited edition screen print, S/N edition of 120. Available over both days of the tribute to William Lustig retrospective, opening August 15th, 2014, at the YBCA.

"Glass Cages"

“Glass Cages”

At her blog, photographer Lisa Stock talks about her latest image, “Glass Cages,” which puts the artist in a scene from King Kong (1933). See more of her work at InByTheEye. “Are you the beast, the beauty or the bird? What cage are you in? It’s an endless Escher-like loop, but one worth the question.”

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The History of the Eye Close-Up

The History of the Eye Close-Up

At RogerEbert.com, Alan Zilberman explores the history of the eye in cinema from Carl Theodor Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) to Mark Cahill’s I Origins (2014). (via Matt Zoller Seitz)

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Only 14 hours left in the Gutterthon. (Thanks to @DrMattFinch for the sweet art)/

Only 14 hours left in the Gutterthon. (Thanks to @DrMattFinch for the sweet art)/