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David Polonsky at Society of Illustrators


Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:30 at The Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd) meet David Polonsky, the illustrator and art director of Ari Forman’s Waltz with Bashir. Polonsky will discuss the techniques that were used to make this unique animated documentary. The talk will be accompanied by clips from the film. A Q and A session will follow and a book signing for the release of a graphic novel based upon the film.

$10 members, $15 non-members.
RSVP to kevin@societyillustrators.org

Here’s a trailer for the movie if you haven’t already seen it:

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Chris Ware designs poster for upcoming movie

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The Los Angeles Times recently interviewed Chris Ware (of Acme Novelty Library & Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth fame) who worked on the poster for the upcoming movie, The Savages. Here’s an excerpt:

Just from your poster, it seems you felt some affinity to the wet, wintry landscapes of the film. It also strikes me that “The Savages,” like your work, is an unlikely mix of funny and sad.

I’m not sure if funny and sad are really so terribly different things; I’ve been to violent films that I find patronizing, dishonest and depressing, yet the people around me are all laughing their heads off. As a half-writer myself, I try not to think of what’s funny and sad in a story but simply to think of what, to the best of my ability, seems truest; whether it’s funny or sad is simply how it settles with the reader. In the wake of any horrible natural disaster some well-known religious figure is inevitably asked, “How can a good God allow something as bad as this to happen?” Really, though, what difference does it make to God whether 10,000 people or 10,000 fish die? Good and bad, like funny and sad, are phenomena relative to the perspective of the organism that’s laughing or dying.


Chris’s work is available through Fantagraphics and you can read other interesting articles/interviews with him here, here & here.

The Illustration Department welcomes William Joyce!

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William Joyce, the legendary children’s book author & illustrator, creator of the animated film “Robots” and the artist behind the films “Meet the Robinsons” and the upcoming “The Leaf Men” will be giving a special talk and presentation on:

Thursday, November 8th
1-2 p.m.
Room 805, 2. W. 13th Street

All are welcome for this exciting event! Please RSVP to illustration@newschool.edu.