Genndy talks…

There’s a sweet interview with Genndy Tartakovsky about his new show over on…

How To Get a Job In The Animation Industry!

This is pretty long but worth the watch, it’s a talk hosted by Dreamworks Director Steve Hickner who has 30 years of animation industry experience, including work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and The Bee Movie.  Some pretty insightful stuff on “staying in the game”…

How to Break Into Animation Steve Hickner Dreamworks Director from Creative Talent Network on Vimeo.

Chris Battle!

Check out this cool interview with our buddy Chris Battle

Calvin and Bill Watterson…

Nothing else can be said about the genius of Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson, it’s pretty safe to assume his artwork inspired a tonne of animators and creators in the industry today, and that’s why his reclusiveness is still such a mystery but here’s a short but sweet interview with him marking the 15 year anniversary since his very last strip… [LINK]

Ned Wenlock

So here’s our first official post and we decided to put the spotlight on someone who’s been involved in both Flipbook events so far, Ned Wenlock. Ned is an artist based in Wellington and was the winner of the “Peoples Most Favouritist Film” from the September Flipbook, with the above film ‘Chips’.

We threw a few questions to Ned and here’s what the talented fella had to say…

What/Who inspires you to create?

My family, everyone in my family does something creative, some family’s are into sport, we were the hippy family down the road that made stuff.

What made you want to start animating?

I’d been drawing comics for ages and I think it was the next logical step to be able to add sound and movement and see my characters come alive.

Any advice for younglings getting into this or other creative industries?

Start now by making your own projects, do it all yourself and learn as you go along, show people and don’t be afraid of rejection.

Do you have a dream project?

I would really like to make an animated cartoon series one day.

What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?

‘Roger Ramjet’, that show has such a good sense of irreverent humour, love it.

And finally, crunchy or smooth?

Crunchy for sure!

Thanks for your time Ned and thanks for supporting Flipbook.

Be sure to check out Ned’s other Flipbook entry, ‘Bedbugs Odysee’, it’s awesome.