TONIGHT IN BROOKLYN: John Dilworth Live!

John Dilworth

Tonight the Observatory is presenting “A Night with Animator John Dilworth” as part of its continuing Animators are God? series. John is the prototypical New York animator–a fiercely independent filmmaker (Smart Talk with Raisin, Dirdy Birdy, Life in Transition) who also knows how to deliver the commercial goods (Cartoon Network’s Courage the Cowardly Dog) without compromising his unique point of view and style. You’ll probably learn something from him tonight, but even if you don’t, chances are you’ll at least be entertained. The Observatory is located at 543 Union Street at Nevins in Brooklyn. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are $5.

(John Dilworth photo from Jah Jah Live’s Flickr page)


  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ariville Ariel

    Man.. I’d love to be in NY for this. ANYTHING to learn from someone who’s not compromised too much for his original creations. Good on you John!

  • Magnusson

    He came to speak to some classes at SVA this year, and he was fantastic. I really urge people to go.

  • Mike Fontanelli

    I remember John from Will Eisner’s class at SVA. (Or was it Sam Viviano’s class? God, that was almost 30 years ago!) He was a lot of fun then, too – and he still looks the same. Wish him the best, as always.

  • Tony

    OK, it’s just that we’d love to see this guy finally relax and lighten up for a change …..

  • David Levy

    He’s a true modern master of animation. Congrats on the event, John!

  • Compn

    dirty birdy and courage were great fun. hope he makes some more animation!

  • ZAR

    That photo reminds me of…

    “Oh, breath mint. Our lips are so close…” – “Ooooo wheeeee, not if you was the last immigrant grocer on earth! Honey.”

    (From David Lee Roth’s Yankee Rose video.)

    SCNR. ;)

  • NightmareIsNear

    I hope he returns to CN someday. It would be awesome if he could be the head executive and overthrow Stu Snyder and Rob Sorcher’s positions.