Published by Focal Press, June 2012
Learn the secrets behind independent animation from the “The King of Independent Animation? – Academy Award-nominated Bill Plympton. This living legend breaks down how to make a career outside of the world of corporate animation – and without compromise. Learn time-saving techniques, the secrets to good storytelling, and the business-side of short and feature-length animation films.
Bill Plympton is reputedly the first animator in the history of animation to hand-draw every frame for an animated feature film (“The Tune,’ 1992) by himself. Plympton's illustrations and cartoons have been published in The New York Times and the weekly newspaper the Village Voice, as well as in the magazines Vogue, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Penthouse, and National Lampoon. His political cartoon strip Plympton, which began in 1975 in the Soho Weekly News, eventually was syndicated and appeared in over 20 newspapers. His distinctive style is easily recognized.