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Win A Ticket To Attend Pictoplasma Conference in New York City

Pictoplasma has finalized the speaker list for its fifth New York City conference, which will take place on on November 4, 2016.

The one-day event brings together illustrators, visual artists, designers, and, animators, all of whom create character-driven work. On the animation side, the speakers are Ben Bocquelet, creator of the Cartoon Network series Gumball, Pittsburgh-based indie animator Julian Glander, and independent filmmaker Kirsten Lepore, who recently directed the stop motion episode of Adventure Time, “Bad Jubies.” A screening of contemporary animated shorts will also take place during the conference.

Other speakers at the November event are:

  • Jean Jullien, who created the instant-classic “Peace for Paris” symbol after last November’s terror attacks in Paris
  • Japanese artist Motomichi Nakamura
  • Slovakian illustrator Martina Paukova
  • Spanish artist Jaime Alvarez, creator of the Mr. Kat character brand
  • New York-based illustrator You Jung Byun

The cost to attend the one-day conference is $260. Attendees can register on the Pictoplasma website. Two lucky Cartoon Brew readers can win tickets to the event. If you are interested in attending, simply leave a comment on this post by Saturday, October 15. The giveaway will close at 11:59pm ET. Two people will be chosen at random from the comments. (If you are entering the giveaway, be sure that you can attend the event in New York City. You must leave a real email address in the email field so we can contact you if you win.)

Artwork by Kirsten Lepore.
Artwork by Kirsten Lepore.
Artwork by Julian Glander.
Artwork by Julian Glander.
Artwork by Martina Paukova.
Artwork by Martina Paukova.
Artwork by Jaime Alvarez.
Artwork by Jaime Alvarez.
  • Getting the chance to hear Ben Bocquelet speak would be pretty damn awesome. Gumball is the most visually striking show on television right now.

  • Devin Sova

    That sounds awesome! Cool event, and I’ve never been to NYC.

  • Jade K Riley

    This sounds so amazing!!!

  • UGHH… all the eye candies!

  • Sydney Medina

    I would absolutely love to see such an amazing event!!!

  • ilia

    Dear lord, If I get this- I swear I will write you a story about my experience at Pictoplasma and I will send you all ilustrated posters as thank you cards.

  • KarenJustl

    Pictoplasma eye heart ewe! ???KJ

  • Shanice

    Sounds awesome! I would LOVE to go! A great place to go for us animation fans!

  • Chris Kwon


  • Mirtillo

    Great lineup!! I am so down for this.

  • Ira

    I… I’d love to go.

  • Carly

    I would love to go that sounds awesome!

  • J.r. Zuckerberg

    would love to be there!!

  • D. Douglas

    What an amazing opportunity. I would really love to be a part of this! :)

  • Aliciaasar

    Such a dream to be there in person! Such a blessing!

  • I’d love to go! Martina Paukova’s art has an amazing aesthetic.

  • Ira Owens


  • Andrea

    It would be awesome *A*

  • Rachel C

    I will go if I got a little help

  • Beatriz N

    Yes, please! I’d love to go!!

  • Stuart MacBean

    Sounds so good! I want to be there :D

  • Morgan Flannery


  • elliot Lobell

    I would love to :)

  • imortalpan


  • Olivia

    I would love to attend the conference! Will be learning a lot from speakers and attendee. Thank you!

  • I missed it last time because of hurricane sandy, maybe this time? ^_^

  • I would love to go to Pictoplasma Conference, I could wear a Cartoon Brew t shirt if I won a ticket!

  • Alison Abitbol

    I would love to go!

  • Joon Song

    It would be fantastic if I can be there.

  • L.J.

    It’d be amazing to check the event out and be able to be around these guys. I’m very interested in the direction Cartoon Netowkr has been taking in general over the past few years so having folks like Ben there is a huge deal to me.

  • Elise Silvester

    Would absolutely love to go, thanks for the opportunity!

  • Curtis Horsburgh


  • Elizabeth Davalos

    Would be fantastic just to be able to learn from everyone and take in all the beautiful art. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • rivrav

    seems like a blast!

  • Stéphane-Denis Hazel

    A trip to NYC for a Pictoplasma Conference… and meet Ben Bocquelet?! Oh que oui!

  • Arlet Estanyol


  • Corey

    This is an awesome opportunity!

  • Hello! My name is wendy concepcion,
    I’d love to attend this fantastic event!
    The line up is amazing and I’d sure learn a lot!

  • Muse Zeal

    My gf is an illustrator. I would love to take her there as a gift.

  • ZMah


  • MoonMaps

    I’m in NYC and would love to go to this.

  • Ryan

    This would be amazing!