Thank you to everyone who attended the Seattle Animation Funtacular Explosion event this past Thursday at the Zeitgeist coffee house, celebrating the March issue of Seattle Magazine, in which some of us are featured! From beginning to end the event was a blow out success! Crowds streamed in pretty early, while we were still setting up, but we got three, sometimes four projections going with clips of our work. Some people chose to pull up chairs and watch the works on the screens, while others chose to mingle and ask us about the work while it was playing in the background. We even had some people drive up from Olympia for the show, including Ruth Hayes, professor of animation at Evergreen State College, who I recently praised for bringing in one of my heroes, Yuri Norstein. All in all I think it was a great way for people to get a taste of the variety of work that we do, while still being able to ask us about it if they wanted to and have fun. We’re going to try to have another Funtacular Explosion in Olympia next month, to coincide with a possible more formal screening of the Animated Art program in Portland. Animated Art is curated by our very own Salise Hughes, it played in January at the NWFF, and it includes some works from SEAT (Seattle Experimental Animation Team) members, including my A Moment’s Reverie. So stay tuned! If you would like to stay up to date with these events, please subscribe to my blog, or send me an email at email@example.com, and I will let you know!
As for the magazine article, it featured myself, Stefan Gruber, Web Crowell, Clyde Petersen and Britta Johnson. It is very glossy and has our pictures it it, as well as interesting stuff about all of us! Even I learned a few things! Buy the magazine or read the online version here.
Onwards and upwards. Below are a couple pictures from the event so you may see how cool it was if you missed it. These are actually film stills, and coming soon is a little video-doc of the show!