Throughout next week, I’ll be doing some plugs for animation-related products and events at the upcoming Comic-Con International San Diego (July 14-17). And what better place to start than Mark Kausler’s fantastic hand-drawn animated short IT’S THE CAT (2004). On Thursday, July 14, Mark will screen his film and discuss its making in Room 3 of the Convention Center from 1:30-2:30pm. During the presentation, he’ll also screen some classic cartoons which inspired his film. Immediately following the screening, Mark will be selling original cel set-ups from IT’S THE CAT at the ASIFA-Hollywood booth (#5473). Buy a couple cels and support Mark in his quest to keep classic cartoon animation alive. He’s already hard at work on his next short film, and with support from fans, he’ll hopefully be able to make many more hand-drawn shorts in the future.