Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Back from overseas now and a very fruitful trip it was too. This was only my second trip to the Festival, having been before last year, and this time round I've been able to make more of the event, tying in lots of meetings. Got to meet JAKe at long last, who I seem to have been chatting with forever via my geeky email sewing circle. JAKe was one of the darlings of the festival as his Geekboy animations were in competition.
Met up with Spike & Mike from the Sick & Twisted Animation Festival once more, and they seem pretty determined to help some more with getting me speaking with the right people over in LA- I'd like to throw my hand into the fire and see what jobbing concept development work i can get Stateside so I just have to see what might come of that.
Jean Thoren from Animation magazine was a bonafide sweetheart and is looking to do a piece on BADA BLING for her mag. Also met Danny Antonucci, the creator of Ed, Edd & Eddy who was a tip top chap. Plus Heather Kenyon of Cartoon Network who I hope to be able to work with on future projects.
The BITENECK BEATNIKS teaser animation that Ian Culbard had put together went down a treat, and most all the people who saw it seemed keen to see more. On that front Ian and I are working further on the development of the project and seeing where we end up. We need story outlines to accompany quite a considerable catalogue of supporting artwork.
Pictures up top are some of the lovely sights of Annecy: great venue and a great festival.