Animator Zoë Moss joins Sandra and I in this episode, where we watch the most horrible thing we’ve ever seen in our entire lives: FOODFIGHT! With zero plot, ugly characters, awful animation, and a voice cast featuring some of the most despised people in Hollywood, the Animation Inebriation gang might need even more alcohol than usual to get through this one…
hello! I love your work and your blog, you do cool stuff. I run a music themed blog so I'm always curious to know -- what are some of your favorite musicians? what genres do you listen to? do you ever feel inspired to draw cartoon concepts from musical ideas?
Oh boy… I like tons of different artists and styles. I’m all over the place. I’m weird. I’m just gonna type stuff as it comes to me:
Classical. 10s-50s jazz. TV theme songs and showtunes. 60s-now. Beatles. The Kinks. Velvet Underground. Lots of classic rock. David Bowie. Michael Jackson. 70s weird synth stuff like The Residents, Kraftwerk, Devo. Mark Mothersbaugh. Tons of 70/80s stuff… Talking Heads, Oingo Boingo, Debbie Harry / Blondie, the B-52s, Hall & Oates. Madonna. Zappa. Some 90s, Ween, They Might Be Giants. Weird Al. I love Lady Gaga, Björk, Imogen Heap… Magnetic Fields. Neutral Milk Hotel. Other current artists like Deerhoof, Jenny Lewis / Rilo Kiley, Joanna Newsom, Lily Allen. 60s French yé-yé pop like Sylvie Vartan, Francoise Hardy and France Gall. Elvis. The Everly Brothers. Annette Funicello. Tons of Disney music. Old country, Sons of the Pioneers, Hank Williams. Yacht Rock like Michael McDonald, Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins, Steely Dan. Comedy band Garfunkle and Oates. I dunno… tons of others- music is great!
hi, i saw about the wes anderson art show. that looked really cool! i was wondering, when putting together shows like that, have you ever gotten any e-mails from lawyers or anything saying, "hey! dont do that!"? i'm an artist in boston and i want to put together some shows and just wanna know what the general deal with that kind of thing is. appreciate any time you take to answer my question. couldnt find your email so sent this on here. thanks!!!
In the few shows I’ve put on so far, I’ve had no problems regarding permission. But that might be because I’m choosing properties that aren’t entirely corporate. Twin Peaks, Wes Anderson, and Mr. Show, of the galleries I’ve held so far, are not as huge as something like Disney or what have you. It’s artwork from artists, so it’s kind of fair game. So I try to keep it at themes that are sort of on the “small” side, but definitely have a dedicated fan base so as to still have a great turn out at the gallery. I have a feeling that if I ever did a show featuring big symbols like Mickey Mouse or Disney Princesses or something of that magnitude, I’d probably get some kind of cease and desist. Also it might depend on the person. I had a friend that was trying to do a Miyazaki-themed art show, and soon got contacted by Miyazaki’s people wanting it stopped. I guess he wasn’t too keen on the idea of people making art off his work…
After Nico and Sandra get WRECKED on beer, they provide commentary for one of their recent favorites animated films, Disney’s WRECK-IT RALPH (2012). In the process, they drunk-dial awesome artist and friend Keegan McFly to join in on the fun!
Unfortunately near the 60-minute mark, a technical problem occurs with the audio, and the last 20 minutes of our commentary was not recorded. Oops. Maybe it’s time to lay off the sauce. Maybe look at this as a Bonus Episode rather than a full Animation Inebriation episode? Take that however you want. Whatever!
Nico calls upon artist Shawn Dickinson in order to help get through Sony Animation’s THE SMURFS (2011). Armed with only cans of beer and a trusty supply of whisky, can our heroes possibly survive? Tune in to find out…
Presenting the first episode of Animation Inebriation, the new internet show that combines the two greatest joys in life: cartoons and booze! Join Nico, Sandra, and a catalog of special guest friends from around the animation industry as they drink beer and provide full-length commentary for some of the very best, and some of the very worst, animated films of all time.
Can you do more Scribbles and Skarfy drawings? I loved those two!
Thanks, I love them too! I actually draw them all the time, but legally can’t post any of it since it’s all for pitching to studios. So Scribble and Skarfy are kinda taking a break from the public eye at the moment. But to hold you over, here’s a recent animation I did of Scribbs for a recent Loop de Loop screening!
Hello! I am a curating intern, and I noticed you have recently curated a Wes Anderson themed show. I would like to learn more about curating a show in the future for other people. For example, how would you do a call for artists for a themed show and how to find a good venue? Just wondering. Hope this isn't too much. I think the theme of your show is so cool. Wish I was in California to see it!
Aw, thanks! Well, the venue was Meltdown Comics, and I just happen to be pals with a lot of the folks who run the store and the Nerdist Showroom back room area. As for doing a call for artists, I work in the animation industry and basically just asked a bunch of my friends to be in the show. I asked about 75 friends, and then through word of mouth, about 10 or 15 other artists that I didn’t personally know reached out to me asking if they could submit. And I asked to look at their work first, before I’d consider adding them. So, as a short answer, it’s easiest if you just know people. That’s basically how I go about curating my shows, at least.