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Starting today, animator David B. Levy (president of Asifa-East) starts a new blog, Animondays, which he will update once a week. I’m really looking forward to this, as David has become one of my favorite commentators on animation with his clever, informative columns in the ASIFA-East newsletters and his excellent book, Your Career in Animation: How to Survive and Thrive. Here’s hoping David catches the blogging bug and adds AniTuesday, AniWednesday and so on, to his schedule.


Speaking of Mondays, next Monday night I’ll be presenting my Worst Cartoons Ever! screening for ASIFA-East in New York City. I’ll only be in the city for two days, (as I’m en route to the Ottawa Animation Festival) and I’m hoping to see as many of my old friends and Brew readers there as I can. This is a great way for everyone to meet up and say hello.

The screening will take place at NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway (between Waverly and Washington Place), Room 017 at 7 PM. The program is technically for ASIFA-East members and NYU students/faculty/alumni only. However, if you are not a member of ASIFA (and you really should be) or not affiliated with NYU, please contact me by Thursday Sept 13th – and I’ll put you on the list. Should be fun… I can’t wait to inflict this bad stuff in the Big Apple.

  • I’m not a member of ASIFA yet. Can I just show up with 35 dollars in my hand? (or whatever the annual fee is?)

  • Something to look forward to on Monday mornings?!…
    I LOVE it! :)

    Dave’s a great guy, a talented director, and very passionate about animation. I’m lookin’ forward to his insights and commentarys, too.

    Rock on, Dave!

  • Chris

    I love reading Dave’s once-a-month columns in the ASIFAeast newsletter, so I’m pretty psyched that he’s gone weekly.

    The first one is an awesome bit about two of the most interesting cartoon-makers in NY. Great post, Dave!

  • Steve Gattuso

    Whatever you do, make sure you inflict “Paddy the Pelican” on those jaded New Yorkers.

  • Last summer, I became a local member of ASIFA-East, but I think my membership expired this summer. I hope its no too late to re-new my membership.

    I think its great that David Levy has a blog new. He really is a great commentator, and his book has been one of the best animation insights I could ever ask for.

  • Dave Levy

    Thanks for the support, Jerry and all you guys! It’s fun to finally be blogging… Dan Pinto, join Asifa-East on line at http://www.asifaeast.com and then shoot me an email so I’ll add you to the guest list for Jerry’s Worst cartoons event.

  • Chuck R.

    Is this the only blog in which sort-of-bad animation is decried, but really, really bad animation is applauded? Sometimes I’m glad I’m not in the director’s chair.

  • Robert Schaad

    This should be a lot of fun…and a cool addition to the 2005 and 2006 programs.