Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Globe and Mail story

Dakshana Bascaramurty from Globe and Mail contacted John K. and I for an interview, which was published today, and looks really great, thanks Dakshana!

Some things I need to clarify:
During the phone interview I did mention Sheridan college has wonderful teachers like Pete Emslie, Scott Caple and others who give the students hands-on explanations of good drawing methodology.
When I was asked about my many reasons to contact John k, one of them was that my art education in Israel at the time lacked methodology.


On Friday January 29th 2010, Globe and Mail printed a retraction, and fixed the online version of the article:

Editor's note: The original version of this story incorrectly stated that Mr. Avni's drawing classes in Israel and Sheridan College lacked methodology. This version has been corrected to state that this was true only of his drawing classes in Israel.

---------See? there's truth in the media-----------

The feature I worked on was "Everyone's Hero" during the pre-production stage, doing technical drawing.

The recognition by the Hollywood chapter of the International Animated Film Society refers to The 2008 Annie Awards.

Many thanks to the Globe and Mail for the kind article!


Pete Emslie said...

I was pleasantly surprised when I went to read my Globe and Mail this morning and saw you on the front of the Life section. Congrats on that, Amir! I posted a link to the article over on my blog too.

sussman said...


ncross said...

Congratulations Amir!

JSmith said...

Hi, Amir!
Congrats on the Annie, dude!
Say, I'm also an aspiring cartoonist and I've got a blog that shows some of my own drawings. When you get a chance, feel free to visit at:

Kevin said...

Hi Amir,
I just ccame across your blog and have to say I am really impressed with your style - great work!! It's refreshing to see a style with a foundation on the classics. The junk they are producing these days is just a slap in the face to all the cartoonists that have come before us. It seems these days they build a story then create some low-end cartoons to get away with the crude visuals and humor. I grew up watching Tom & Jerry, Disney, all Hanna Barbera, Ren & Stimpy, Speed Racer, and studied ones like Clutch Cargo and Beannie & Cecil.
I missed my window to get into the business but enjoy cartooning in my spare time. Keep doing what you do - it's wonderful!!

Maya said...

have i told you how remarkable and precocious you are lately? :)
just don't forget us little people when you get all big :P

Anonymous said...

It still lacks methodology. Extreme faltsanut, very little instruction.
I'm a student of Bezalel's "a shit-ton of video art and a tiiiny bit of animation" program, and your blog is inspiring... I hope I can reach this kind of level one day despite my school.