Sponsor News: Animal Drawing Workshop and a “Sleeping Beauty” Art Book

There’s some upstanding companies and artists advertising on Cartoon Brew nowadays, and we want to take a moment to highlight some of the useful products and services they’re offering the community. This week’s highlights include a drawing workshop by Mike Mattesi and a new Disney art book offered in the U.S. exclusively by Stuart Ng Books.


Mike Mattesi, author of the Force drawing book series, will be holding an Animal Drawing workshop on Saturday, June 1st, at the LA Zoo. The class will take place from 10am to 4pm and costs $100. Class description:

Mike Mattesi, author of FORCE Animal Drawing, will return to LA after six years for an eventful weekend. One of his favorite locations to draw and share his knowledge about FORCE is the LA Zoo. Join him June 1st, 10am at the front gate to the LA Zoo so he can share with you how to see, understand and draw the residents within through the concept of FORCE! Mike has a specific order of animals he will guide the class through to help you understand how to grasp FORCE. He will cover basic anatomy to shape and design. Mike will instruct the group and speak to artists individually based on your abilities.

Tuition can be paid through PayPal to [email protected] Space is limited to 25 students.


Stuart Ng Books is the U.S. distribution partner of the upcoming Pierre Lambert book Sleeping Beauty (La Belle au Bois Dormant). Like the previous art-filled books in the series—Pinocchio, Mickey Mouse, Snow White, Walt Disney: l’Age d’Or, The Jungle Book—this new title promises to be chock-full of beautifully printed artwork from the classic 1959 Disney feature.

The recent books in the series, including this one, are only being published in France, and Stuart Ng’s should be the easiest way to get your hands on this in the United States. Stuart is offering a pre-publication price of $170 which includes an exclusive English translation booklet. The book will be released on June 30th. Preview and pre-order the book at StuartNgBooks.com.


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  • Larry Ruppel

    Mike Mattesi is an incredibly talented and seriously dedicated in his quest to improve animator’s drawings and poses. I certainly learned a lot from him years ago when we worked together.