Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton returns from a five-year hiatus with the relaunch of his School of Animation. Classes resume in January 2023 – previously taught in person in New York City, classes are now offered online via zoom – without geographical constraints!
Over eight 90-minute sessions scheduled for Monday nights in January and February, students will receive insight into the skills needed to make their own animated shorts. In addition, students receive a diploma after completing the course. Registration is now open – sign up here.
More updates from Bill Plympton:
Online art sales will resume on December 27!
If you missed out on the fall in-person Art Sale, send an e-mail. During the “Inventory Clearance Sale” in July and August, most pieces were available for just $100 per piece, plus postage. (Please note that art from “Your Face” and “Simpsons” couch gags was ineligible for sale prices.)
The WINTER art sale kicks off December 27 with a similar price structure.
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Demi’s Panic on YouTube’s Omeleto channel
Check out the animated short Demi’s Panic during its festival run (winner of four awards!). It’s available on YouTube via the Omeleto channel (or watch here!).
Written by Danny Leonard, the film is about a young woman overcome with fear and anxiety as a deadly virus spreads around her.
No Snow for Christmas
Here’s a “lost classic” animated by Plympton and posted on his YouTube channel. Watch No Snow for Christmas with a song written and recorded by Maureen McElheron.
The film spreads a little “climate change” cheer with a look a Christmas after climate change takes effect!
“Scribble Junkies” blog
Check out Plympton’s weekly musings on the state of his projects, watched films, gag cartoons, and other odds and ends – read it here.
Visit the Plymptoons store!
Lastly, fans are invited to check out the store for DVDs and so much more! There are Plympton’s features and shorts compilations, except the ones they’re out of! Plus, books featuring his print cartoons and illustration work. You can also commission a caricature in Bill’s style of yourself, someone you like, or even your pet! Check out the store here.
Source: Bill Plympton