ASIFA-East Animation Art Auction Teaser! Signe Baumane art!

November 21st, 2011 by Linda | No Comments »


ASIFA- East is lucky to have not one, but TWO item donations from celebrated animator and artist Signe Baumane! An original painting!  A great holiday gift to give to one of your walls or someone else’s! And an original cel from her film “Dentist!”

I don’t have a Smart Phone… and other ways I save money as a freelancer.

November 21st, 2011 by dayna | 2 Comments »

This is the second in a series of articles on freelancer issues.  I hope that by focusing on the life of a freelancer and the everyday challenges that entails, it will foster discussion and feedback that may in turn help all of us.  — Dayna Gonzalez Yes, I don’t have a smart phone.  And yes, I’m perfectly ok with that.  Really.  Am I afraid that if I get an iPhone I’ll never go back?  Oh […]

ASIFA-East Animation Art Auction Teaser! Blue Man Group Spin Art!

November 19th, 2011 by Linda | No Comments »


Teaser number 3 for our ASIFA-East Art Auction December 20th comes from artistic marvel Blue Man Group and was created at a live performance. The jpeg above is a photo taken of the painting in its protective bubble wrap.  See the painting completely revealed and place your bid at the auction!

ASIFA discount for Aardman Animations’ ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

November 18th, 2011 by dayna | No Comments »


Hello ASIFA-East members!!  We’ve received this wonderful email from Tomoko Kawamoto, of the Museum of the Moving Image, extending their member discount to our group.  Thanks so much, Tomoko!!  Please see the details below and enjoy the show!!! *************************** I wanted to let you know that tomorrow, Saturday, November 19, at 11:00 a.m. the Museum will present a preview screening of ARTHUR CHRISTMAS in 3-D. It will be preceded by a holiday reception with cookies, […]

Pizza Island

November 17th, 2011 by Emmett | 1 Comment »

Pizza Island Party Platter

Thursday night’s ASIFA-East event placed the spotlight on Pizza Island, located in Brooklyn, NY. Despite easily appearing like a cartoonists collective, its members insist it is not a collective, but simply a group of artists who like working together. The main difference being that there are no collective rules imposed upon members, and each is encouraged to work on their own independent projects. Patricia Burgess hosted the evening, which focused primarily on the artists’ work processes […]

ASIFA-East Animation Art Auction Teaser! SpongeBob Swag Basket!

November 16th, 2011 by Linda | 1 Comment »


This awesome SpongeBob Swag Basket is a perfect gift for the holidays!  It’s even ALREADY WRAPPED!  That’s efficient holiday gifting!  Look below for a list of what’s inside. roughly 16″ x 15″ Men’s fleece SpongeBob Sleep Pants (size Large) Mini SpongeBob Lunchbox SpongeBob Watercolour Book Giant SpongeBob Sticker! “Wipe it” reusable SpongeBob colouring book SpongeBob Kid’s Backpack Flameless SpongeBob Luminary Kit! Boy’s Two Piece Fleece Sleep Set (Size 8 ) SpongeBob Ornament Kid’s SpongeBob cotton […]

ASIFA-East Animation Art Auction Teaser! Twinkie the Kid & King Ding Dong Art!

November 14th, 2011 by Linda | No Comments »


Our 2011 ASIFA-East Used Animation Art (and original art) Auction is just over a month away on December 20th! We all know about Don Duga‘s work for UPA (Mr. Magoo), Rankin/Bass (“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “The Year without a Santa Claus,” “Mad Monster Party,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” and “Frosty the Snowman”).  And we’re aware of his contributions to Sesame Street, a handful of feature films, School of Visual Arts, and a million other things.  […]

A History of Animation: Presented by Jeff Twiller and Randy J. Johnson

November 9th, 2011 by Emmett | 2 Comments »

A History of Animation

Warning: NSFW. Contains swearing, references to drugs, and the famous Tommy Lee/Pamela Anderson home movie. Written and Animated by Morgan Miller and Josh Kleefeld. Made especially for the Ottawa Animation festival, Morgan Miller’s A History of Animation offers a 10-minute rundown of the roots of animated film, as well as independent and international (particularly Canadian) animation. In its own way, it also introduces several primary figures of animation to an unsuspecting audience. The short features […]

ASIFA-East Presents A Discussion with Pizza Island!

November 8th, 2011 by dayna | No Comments »


Pizza Island! Join us for a panel discussion on collaborating on comics and art with Pizza Island’s Kate Beaton, Meredith Gran, and Julia Wertz.  Pizza Island is a cartoonists’ studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. For more on the cartoonists, please visit: Moderated by Patricia Burgess. Thursday, November 10th, 2011 7:00 PM SVA 209 E 23rd Street 3rd Floor Amphitheatre NYC Admission: FREE The afterparty will be at: The Globe 158 East 23rd St. (btw 3rd […]

ASIFA-EAST Open Screening Series! RSVP by November 11th!

November 7th, 2011 by Linda | 1 Comment »


Our new Open Screening Series kicks off next week! This is intended to become a regular event to showcase and critique works in progress and motivate us all to keep moving forward on our personal work. Bring recent works, works-in-progress, and animation tests (totaling no more than 5 minutes) on DVD and an open mind for constructive comments by your peers! Date:  Tuesday, November 15th Time:  7:00 pm Location:  Ace & Son 134 West 26th […]