Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Journal Comics: April 2, 2011

On April 2, Blade Studios, a local recording studio, held an open house. Unbeknownst to me, right next door, Moonbot Studios was also holding an open house. Moonbot Studios is an animation studio located in the Biospace facility in Shreveport, LA. I quickly abandoned the Blade Studios tour and gleefully invaded Moonbot's hallowed halls.

It was a wonderful experience. They had a giant bookshelf full of reference materials, storybooks, and comics. The highlight was a HUGE book of Windsor McCay's Little Nemo comic strips. They also had huge oversize prints of Little Nemo and Krazy Kat comic strips hanging on the walls. Plus, I saw some awesome storyboards for their upcoming projects.

Kudos to William Joyce & Brandon Oldenburg for creating such an inspiring, fun and creative space for their artists. Check out their latest short film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore, at morrislessmore.com.

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