Here’s a follow-up recap of Parsons Illustration at San Diego Comic-con from Angie Wojak:
Comic-con was great! Everyone who came to the Rock Bottom event had the most wonderful, in-depth conversations and all enthusiastically thanked us for the event and said that it was different from other events they’d been to, since it offered lengthy, intimate conversations w/fellow illustrators/animators.
Guests who came included:
–Peter de Seve
-Michael Davis – Early 80’s Illustration grad and writer/animator/director of Clive Owen’s “Shoot ‘Em Up”
–Graham Smith (Illustration grad from mid-80’s, lives in CA, has done Rolling Stone covers among other projects)
-Tom Akel (DT grad working for MTV on a website dedicated to original comic content, I believe)
–Robert Sikoryak (His panel went well!).
I can’t tell you how thrilled Peter and Michael were to chat and they sat for almost an hour looking at each other’s work and talking about their films. Michael did this fab, brief animation of his plan for shots in Shoot ‘Em Up and based on that alone, he got the movie greenlighted and got the directing gig. He’s very cool and enthusiastic about Parsons/New School.
Thanks to Angie and everyone else involved. See you next year, San Diego!
[pictured abovel: R. Sikoryak, Michael Davis, Peter de Seve, Graham Smith, and Angie Wojak!]