Thursday, February 21, 2008

Rabid Rabbit 8

And it has begun... once again. The team of Rabid Rabbit and its many contributors have started a new book, which will be simply titled Rabid Rabbit 8. And what a book it will be! A special square format! Many more pages! And a very, very WHITE cover!

Rabid Rabbit is doing The White Album by The Beatles, song by song. 30 tracks, 30 artists! Plus, an introduction written by the legendary Steve Heller! A special centerpiece by Wesley Bedrosian! And a back page written by Adam Eye. Featuring all our regular artists that you love, and some very special guest stars, including Brendan Burford of Syncopated Comics, Picturebox' Mike Reddy, illustrator extraordinaire Sam Weber, children's book wizard Jonathan Bean and the man himself, Mr. Seymour Chwast from PUSHPIN! A big thank you to everybody who's on board for this!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Film Tips

Go see the Persepolis movie, if you haven't already! It's a must for all who are in the visual arts. As we're all more or less conciously conditioned by Disney, Manga, and TV Cartoons, it's great to see such an outstanding visual language, that reminds you: "Hey, yeah, there's actually plenty other ways to do an animated film!"

The second one is Across The Universe, of which I was a little secptical first, but it's really quite entertaining. There's so many insider references for all you Beatles-Geeks out there. But most of all, it contains some great visual effects that do NOT rely on 3D-modelling! (mostly in "For the benefit of Mr. Kite"). Yes, another case of, "Hey, yeah, threre's actually plenty other ways" etc etc.