Thursday, June 29, 2006

David Levy Book Signing A Rousing Success

Well I've returned from Dave's book signing and I must say that I was thoroughly impressed.
Not only has David written an excellent book - Your Career in Animation: How to Survive and Thrive - but he also had on hand five terrific panelists who discussed in depth their involvement in the field of animation. They were:

Linda Simensky - Senior Director of Children's Programming for PBS
Mr. Warburton - Creator of Cartoon Network's Codename: Kids Next Door
Jackson Publick - Creator of adult swim's The Venture Brothers
Bill Plymption - Independent animator and creator of Guard Dog and The Fan and the Flower
Elanna Allen - Independent animator and creator of Pass the Pinha

They discussed how they got involved in the industry, the art of pitching and creating your own show, and even what to do in your off-time (i.e. between jobs and trying to get your next big break).

The overall theme was this: there is no ONE way to succeed in animation. Everyone must carve their own path. And often, carving that path involves getting to know as many people in the industry as possible, honing your skills and conveying your enthusiasm so that people will want to work with you.

Excellent advice indeed.

Creature Feature

This week features strange and fantastical creatures of my own design.

The Traveler

© 2006 Angela Entzminger

Monster Charlie

Monster Charlie

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Flying Robot

Flying Robot

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Technical Difficulties

Due to technical difficulties involving blogger not allowing me to upload images, no new pictures today. Pictures coming tomorrow.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

American Screenwriters Association 10th Annual Screenplay Competition

Hey folks!

The ASA in conjunction with Gotham Writer's Workshop is once again sponsoring their 10th Annual Screenplay Competition. This contest is way cool in that the winner gets a trip to Hollywood to talk to bigwigs about their project.

The deadline is November 30th, so you have plenty of time to create the next Great American Movie.

What are you waiting for? Go to it!

Disney Fellowship - Complete!

Hey folks!

I officially completed my spec script yesterday for the Disney Writing Fellowship.
Woohoo! Very excited. I will find out in December if I have been accepted into the program.

Also, through the Fellowship I learned about the Writers Guild of America, East, where you can REGISTER your script and thus have legal protection against anyone who tries to steal your work. Script registration costs $22, is instantaneous and lasts for 10 years.

To register your script, go to

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Sahira in marker

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Here is one of the characters from the original "Soul Healer"

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Anna Jane

Here she is in all her angst-ridden glory.

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

MoMA celebrates CalArts

The Museum of Modern Art is hosting an exhibit honoring the California Institute of the Arts from May 25th through August 13th, 2006.

CalArts is one of the premier art schools in the country, and many well-known animators, including John Lasseter (Pixar), Craig McCracken (Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends) and Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom) are among the school's distinguished alumni.

Various short films spanning three decades will be shown during the exhibit's run.

For more details visit

The New York Television Festival

Attention animators!

The New York Television Festival is seeking entries for its animation category in the Independent Pilot Competition for the 2006 festival.

The entry fee is $50, unless you are a student. Students may submit their work for FREE, as long as they provide a photocopy of a valid student id with their submission.

Deadline for submissions is midnight, July 7th, 2006.

For more information and to download an entry form, go to

Good luck!

Cartoonist Alliance Update

Courtesy of Denise Ozker:

Squib -- the Newsletter of the Cartoonist Alliance/Roundtable(a program of New York Chapter of the Graphic Artists Guild)

June 13, 2006No.6.1, Vol.V

Post-MoCCA-fest Extravaganza!!!Annual 'Reel Night' Animation Screening
Monday, June 19, 2006
7:00pm (Set up 6:45pm) at MoCCAMuseum of Comic and Cartoon Art 594 Broadway, Suite 401, NYC Between Houston and Prince St.

Come on in, experience a great, intense confab and screening!
Commercial, avante-guarde, pro and aspiring animators, including:

Gary Swift (From England!)

Marianne Petit

Euralis Weekes

Rebecca Midgahl

Gary Martins


Our pal Rich Gorey from ASIFA will be there to answer questions about their group, too. Break the ice! As always, your work welcome, and please bring a little nosh or drink to share. Beer, cookies, soda wine. It's a great night, be there.VHS and DVD both welcome. (If VHS, PLEASE 'cue-up' at home). Walk-inspossible but will be at the end of the line! And if you aren'tscreening, bring a nosh to contribute to the traditional supply of beerand cookies !Please mention if you are a GAG member, an ASIFA member orother enlightening info.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Animation Block Party

BAM Cinema in Brooklyn July 22 - 24th.
More details coming soon...


Some of you may remember this - Sahira, one of my characters I showcased at Onna Fest last fall. I originally created her for Rising Stars 5, but she never made it that far.
She's happy and cheery (for once) in this picture.

© 2006 Angela Entzminger

Cartoonist Alliance Meeting Next Monday Nite

Courtesy of Denise Ozker:

Squib -- the Newsletter of the Cartoonist Alliance/Roundtable(a program of New York Chapter of the Graphic Artists Guild)

June 13, 2006
Post-MoCCA-fest Extravaganza!!!Annual 'Reel Night' Animation ScreeningMonday, June 19, 20067:00pm(Set up 6:45pm)at

MoCCAMuseum of Comic and Cartoon Art
594 Broadway, Suite 401,
NYC Between Houston and Prince St.

STEP UP, animators! We have crators from commercial studios in NYC, and Great Britain! SVU! ASIFA! and of course featuring Guild members. We have Gary Swift, Marianne Petit, Euralyce Weekes, Rebecca Migdahl, and more. If you havene't contacted me yet, please drop a line NOW! Include your URL for promotions!VHS and DVD both welcome. (If VHS, PLEASE 'cue-up' at home). Walk-ins possible but will be at the end of the line! And if you aren't screening, bring a nosh to contribute to the traditional supply of beer and cookies !Please mention if you are a GAG member, an ASIFA member or other enlightening info.

For questions, info, write to yrs truly the as ever Chair, Denise Ozker

Manga Character 1

I am teaching myself how to draw anime characters for Rising Stars 7.
Here is a random character deep in thought.

© 2006 Angela Entzminger


Of course, my first post would have to be one of the Teen Titans.
This is Terra, a little Titan with a whole lot of power she never quite learns how to control (until the very end).

© 2006 Angela Entzminger

Monday, June 12, 2006

Fast Web Art Scholarship

Hey art students - earn money!

Italian Food

Had dinner with my good friend Denise, organizer of Cartoonist Alliance today over at Azalea, a fine establishment. Great restuarant, awesome fettucini. Very swanky place, good wine bar, sorbet. And what did we talk about?

Teen Titans!

Gotta love it. She had the opportunity to go to Comic-Con last year (jealous jealous) and saw Glen Murakami, Andrea Romano and the voice actors. She even spoke with Nick Cardy, one of the original Titans writers. Thus we launched into a huge discussion about the Titans, the comic, the show, The Doom Patrol (which came out three months before X-Men and is eerily similar) and DC's crazy infinite earths conundrum.

Now it's time to get work done. Art will appear tomorrow!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Indian Food

I went to MoCCA for the second time today. Got there at 5:30, enough time to visit Chari, who was here to promote her work. It was good to see her, as I had not seen her in over a month, being the busy busy girl that she is. She said she'd hook me up with Teen Titans Go! comics - woo!

Also saw MY ENEMY who hopefully won't be my enemy much longer after a talking to, but we shall see. You can't be friends with everyone, I suppose.

Also scored some free comics from friends from art class that I didn't even know were into comics. By all accounts half the comics I received this weekend were freebies, courtesy of cool people who remembered me. I will be sure to return the favor when I am at MoCCA next year.
I've heard that SPX is good as well, though that is quite expensive ($300 for a full table). My goal is to have one comic and lots of picky things like postcards, stickers and door hangers. According to friends little things sold better than comics this year. Probably because they are cheap and people like to adorn themselves and their stuff.

Last but not least- updated drawings start on Tuesday. Look for it!

Peace out.

PS- And as the name of this entry suggests, I had Indian food with friends. Yum.

MoCCA Fest

I once again attended the MoCCA Art Festival, and was impressed not only by the sheer size but also the number of my friends who exhibited this year. I saw a few old faces and some new, and everyone had something new and exciting to share in the world of comics.

For those of you who missed it, it was a great party. But fear not! The MoCCA Fest will be back next year, and yours truly has decided to (finally) get a table and showcase her work. Hoo-Rah!


ASIFA-EAST is having a book release party!
Read the details, courtesy of the ASIFA-EAST site, below for more details:

WICM and ASIFA-East Presents:Your Career in Animation:How to Survive and Thrive
WICM (Women in Children’s Media) and ASIFA-East present a an animation industry panel discussion to celebrate the release of David B. Levy’s new book, Your Career in Animation: How to Survive and Thrive. Panelists to include: Linda Simensky, Tom Warburton, Bill Plympton, Elanna Allen, and Jackson Publick.

Animation is a multibillion-dollar industry. Here’s an insider’s guide to getting into that industry, staying there, and getting ahead. Author David B. Levy has interviewed the top pros in animation, including Steven Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob SquarePants; Al Brodax, producer of Yellow Submarine; Teddy Newton, character designer on The Incredibles; Linda Simensky, senior director of PBS Kids; John R. Dilworth, creator of Courage the Cowardly Dog; and dozens of others to get their insights on creating a portfolio or reel, meeting animators, networking, and making the leap from working for others to pitching and selling. A resource section lists animation schools, film festivals, studios, Web sites, and publications to get budding animators off to an animated start.

FREE for ASIFA-East members $10 for WIA members$15 for those who are not members of WICM, ASIFA, or WIA

*** Note New Location! ***NYU721 BroadwayRoom 006 - Lower ConcourseNYC