Outlaw Animation: Cutting-Edge Cartoons from the Spike and Mike Festivals

Outlaw Animation: Cutting-Edge Cartoons from the Spike and Mike Festivals

by Jerry Beck, Todd McFarlane
     
 

The annual Spike & Mike Festival of Animation, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, is the leading venue for the underground animation movement and has helped launch the careers of talents such as Nick Park and Peter Lord of Aardman (Wallace & Gromit; Chicken Run), John Lasseter (Toy Story; Monsters, Inc.), Craig McCracken (Powerpuff Girls), Mike Judge (Beavis and…  See more details below

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The annual Spike & Mike Festival of Animation, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, is the leading venue for the underground animation movement and has helped launch the careers of talents such as Nick Park and Peter Lord of Aardman (Wallace & Gromit; Chicken Run), John Lasseter (Toy Story; Monsters, Inc.), Craig McCracken (Powerpuff Girls), Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-head), and many other cutting-edge filmmakers. In this first-ever survey of the festival's influential work, animation historian Jerry Beck traces the evolution of the festival from a rock concert "filler" to its own arena-sized event that now attracts half a million "toonheads" yearly.

This fun, irreverent volume is lavishly illustrated with frame grabs, rare production stills, original artwork, and behind-the-scenes photographs, and features interviews with a number of the top underground animators.

Author Biography: Jerry Beck is an animation historian and the author of Warner Bros. Animation Art, The Fifty Greatest Cartoons, and other books and articles. He lives in Los Angeles. Todd McFarlane is the creator of Spawn, the best-selling comic book, motion picture, and animated series, and the founder of McFarlane Toys, a leading creator of collectible action figures.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810991514
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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