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'Hero Initiative' benefits Comic Artists
Written by Charles   
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 07:09

Thanks to long time ANer Greg Boone for bringing this to our attention. 

The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. Since inception, the Hero Initiative has been fortunate enough to benefit over 50 creators and where to buy cialis in ny their families with over $500,000 worth of female cialis pills much-needed aid, fueled by your contributions! It's a chance for all of us to purchasing 50 mg viagra on line give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

This is something we could certainly use in the animation industry especially in the US. An organization / program  that operates as a safety net for the many artists, indeed the vast number of artists that work outside of the viagra online union studios. Even unionized artists could benefit from something like this since many of them lose their medical coverage when they work outside of union shops for a length of time or when they lose their union studio employment. I've pushed for an Independent Animation Union for many years through AN to this effect with no help from our current union which has been hostile to us for a long time. Their outdated and narrow model of operation along with their animosity to the AN Movement has kept them from growing in a direction that could make a huge difference in the lives of the artists in our community.

Fortunately we have the Hero Initiative to look to for inspiration and hope that things can improve for artist when we unify and take matters into our own hands. Kudos to everyone involved with this noble, worthwhile and much needed effort.

Please consider supporting the Hero Initiative. Take a look at the video to get a better understanding of what it does. You can also visit the Forum topic to see what Greg Boone has to say about it and to follow the discussion.

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'Sugar Coat' - Takuro Togo
Written by Charles   
Monday, 10 December 2012 18:40

In love it's best to just be yourself. That's the lesson imparted to by this pleasant animated short entitled "Sugar Coat" by Takuro Togo on storyboards, layout and animation ,with Arisa Kanemoto on design, texturing and when will viagra be generic modeling.

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'Origin' - Jessica Poon - CalArts
Written by Charles   
Sunday, 09 December 2012 02:32

Every spring at CalArts in Valencia, California, just north of Los Angles, the venerable school holds its annual Producers Show where the films of the academic year are screened for the animation community. Last year in 2011 Jessica Poon presented this charming short. "Origin" has had several festival screenings around the it's great! propecia 1 mg on sale world and is now available for all to enjoy online.

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'The End' - Hampa Animation Studio
Written by Charles   
Friday, 07 December 2012 21:30

Here's a touching little film about an elderly couple enjoying each other's company on viagra woman a pleasant day. Beautifully produced "The End" hails from the talented artists at Hampa Animation Studio in Valencia, Spain.

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New trailer for "The Croods" from DreamWorks
Written by Charles   
Thursday, 06 December 2012 19:52

A second trailer for "The Croods" is out which gives us a more comprehensive look at what we can expect from the upcoming feature from DreamWorks. Croods will be released in March 2013. More info and the first trailer for the film is available on the Forum topic.

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