We always knew that #OregonMade films, series, docs, animation and interactive games were among the best in the nation – but now the New York Times has validated our belief. Both Debra Granik’s “Leave No Trace” and Andrew Haigh’s “Lean on Pete” appear on the paper’s recent “Best of” list – that’s 2 out of 8, not bad. Both are based on books by Oregonians as well – Peter Rock and Willy Vlautin – and created by the talented cast and crews based here in the state. Continue reading... “TWO #OregonMade Films on NYTimes “Best of 2018” (so far) List”
Portland native, two-time Oscar nominee and independent animator extraordinaire Bill Plympton’s book Independently Animated: Bill Plympton: The Life and Art of the King of Indie Animation was released earlier this year. A combination of autobiography and guide to the independent animation industry, the book has been receiving rave reviews and features a forward by former Monty Python member Terry Gilliam.
Salon.com describes Plympton as: “…that rare artist who has spent decades on the fringes, yet also seen his drawings in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Vogue, Rolling Stone and the Village Voice. Continue reading... “Bill Plympton: Independently Animated on Salon.com”