March 27th, 2012
The 3rd Annual Savannah International Animation Festival will take place at the Coastal Georgia Center at 305 Fahm Street in Savannah, Georgia on April 13 to 14, 2012. The Festival will showcase independent, professional, and student animation, as well as panel discussions, workshops, and presentations. The Festival, now an annual event, is sponsored by the Animation Hall Of Fame, Inc., a nonprofit organization founded by Hal and Nancy Miles. Hal Miles also is a professor teaching visual effects and animation at SCAD.
Included will be a mix of professionals and historians from the fields of animation, visual effects, and gaming. Also promised is a guest presentation by one of the animation world’s leading creators.
The Jen Library’s Don Bluth Collection of Animation will be represented in a short presentation by yours truly. I am so honored to be included in the Festival! Admission is open to everyone, children and adults and there is even a Free Cartoons and Cookies event Saturday morning, April 14, at 9:00 AM. Visit their website to see what else is going on! Savannah International Animation Festival.
November 14th, 2011
It was an amazing event to see a reunion of the best artists of Mad here at SCAD last weekend. There were a number of events culminating in a panel discussion at the Trustees Theater on November 12 that was entertaining and informative. After that, there was a signing event where all of the artists were available to sign works that audience members brought in. The Special Collections Department was fortunate enough to have Savannah native Al Jaffe, sign a copy of his biography, Al Jaffee’s Mad Life, for our collection. What a privilege! There was also a great exhibit of the artists’ work at Poetter Hall and a reception on November 11, 2011.The artists even had their own news entourage, with CNN and MSNBC following them around. The picture of them at the Poetter Hall reception is from a posting on the MSNBC site, though it seemed to be on a number of news sites. Click on it to go to the article.The Artists at the reception at Poetter Hall”