Hi all -
cool news. Pen vs. Pencil was selected into the Nextoons:
Nicktoons FIlm Festival. Nicktoons is a digital cable channel
run by Nickelodeon. I'm pretty sure if you have digital cable,
you have this channel. For more info check here.
From what I know the festival, the "screening" is
going to be a show aired on Nicktoons from August 21st to
28th. The top 10 / prize winners are on the last day. It's
also a judged event (one of the judges is Mark Hamill) and
each short is eligible to win several prizes...the
largest being $10,000...as well as being part of a DVD. While
I really doubt I'll get the big prize, you can
help me get
Choice" award with a prize of a Wacom Cintiq (the drawing
tablet monitor). My guess is when it airs, you go on-line
and vote for your favorite. I'll be sending a note telling
you where to go to vote when I know.
This news came to me on Thursday, right after I finished
storyboarding Pen vs. Pencil 2. After writing the script
last week, I drew up
the boards this week and recorded the scratch track on Friday.
By the end of the day, I had a animatic made. This time around,
there's one new character, there are 5 different sets
(locations) and it's 2 minutes long...twice as long as the
last one, and a little more cinematic. Oh,
and it's the electric sharpener for the pencil this
One more thing. I will be in LA for Siggraph again this year.
July 30th to August 4th. Alison and I are turning it into
a vacation and will be driving up the coast the
of it anyway) of the next week until we reach Seattle (we
have a wedding to attend there). We're even going to be stopping
for a few days in San Francisco. So any of you out there
I haven't seen in a while, I'd love to get together.
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