Previously on Cartoon Brew

Award Season Focus

‘Mr. Hublot’: The Art of the Oscar-Nominated Shorts

In this special Cartoon Brew series, we asked the five nominees of the 2013 Best Animated Short Academy Award to discuss the artwork of their films. Today we continue this exclusive look at the short contenders with “Mr. Hublot,” a Luxembourg/France co-production directed by Laurent Witz and co-directed by Alexandre Espigares.

Business

Can Jamaica Become A Force in Global Animation?

Animation may not be the first thing that pops to mind when you hear the word Jamaica, but the Caribbean island of nearly 3 million people is making an effort to position itself as a player in the global animation industry.

Award Season Focus

‘Possessions’: The Art of the Oscar-Nominated Shorts

In this special Cartoon Brew series, we asked the five nominees of the 2013 Best Animated Short Academy Award to discuss the artwork of their films. Today we continue this exclusive look at the short contenders with “Possessions,” a Japanese film directed by Shuhei Morita. The film initially appeared in Katsuhiro Otomo’s “Short Peace” film omnibus.

Fine Art

The Left Front: Radical Art in the 1930s ‘Red Decade’

Politically-conscious graphic art has a long history, from Daumier up to Lynd Ward and Eric Drooker. The 1930s and ’40s were a rich period in this respect, as the rise of Communism and Fascism coupled with the Great Depression brought issues of social justice to the fore.

Award Season Focus

‘Feral’: The Art of the Oscar-Nominated Shorts

In this special Cartoon Brew series, we asked the five nominees of the 2013 Best Animated Short Academy Award to discuss the artwork of their films. Today we begin this exclusive look at the shorts with “Feral,” an independent film directed by Daniel Sousa.

Recaps

“Steven Universe” Recap: “Arcade Mania”

Admiration was the theme this week and it was only coming from Steven and heading towards Garnet. She can do no wrong – a point on which I think we can all pretty much agree.

Jim Pluk
Artist of the Day

Artist of the Day: Jim Pluk

Colombia-based artist Jim Pluk illustrates comics and books and generally creates piles of cartoon drawings full of quirky, strange characters.

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