New Animation Studio fo Kilkenny Creating 140 Jobs

Still from Star of the Sea by Cartoon Saloon

Great new out of Kilkenny today: Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board welcomes the news that award-winning Irish animation company, Cartoon Saloon and Canadian firm Mercury Filmworks will launch Lighthouse Studios—a new venture, focused on 2-D animation, that will create 140 jobs in Kilkenny over the next three years. Supported by the IDA and … Read more New Animation Studio fo Kilkenny Creating 140 Jobs

#GE11 Guest Post: Some notes on producing animated Cutbacks!

This is a guest post by DT Finn, who’s doing some brilliant stopmotion satire on his YouTube channel. I asked him to explain a little about the process of making the clips. I started Cutbacks almost two years ago, furious at what was happening with Lisbon and with Mister Cowen’s government. The stopmotion characters are … Read more #GE11 Guest Post: Some notes on producing animated Cutbacks!

Political cartooning and the power of the internet…

Apparently Matt Buck had this animation out within minutes of Gordon Brown’s speech yesterday. As a cartoonist I find that fascinating: the internet and specifically blogging have condensed the reaction time to events even for political cartoonists. And it’s no mean feat either, it’s a full-on flash animation rather than a static image. Great, more … Read more Political cartooning and the power of the internet…