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Icons of Animation: The Art of Illustration

Presented in conjunction with the "Icons of Animation" exhibit at the Society of
Illustrators in Manhattan (June 4 – August 16)

Acclaimed artists Bill Plympton and Peter de Sève will present a series of film clips of their work and participate in a panel discussion on the craft of motion picture animation. The evening's moderator will be artist J. J. Sedelmaier.

About the artists:
Peter de Sève is well known for his magazine illustrations, especially his New Yorker covers, and his character designs for the Ice Age series. He has also contributed to such films as Mulan, A Bug's Life, Tarzan, Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo. In addition to receiving an Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Design for his work on Sesame Street's "Abby Cadabby's Flying Fairy School," de Sève has received three Annie Award nominations for Character Design in a Feature Production, the most recent for his work on Arthur Christmas.

Artwork by Bill Plympton.

Bill Plympton, widely regarded as "the king of indie animation," is the only person to singlehandedly hand-draw an entire animated feature film – a feat that he has accomplished seven times. He began his career creating cartoons and illustrations for publications such as Rolling Stone, National Lampoon and Vanity Fair. Plympton received Oscar nominations for the animated shorts Your Face (1987) and Guard Dog (2004). He has directed both animated and live-action features, including The Tune, Idiots and Angels and Cheatin', and has collaborated with such artists as Kanye West, Madonna and Weird Al Yankovic.


Event Information

Thursday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Academy Theater at Lighthouse Guild
(between Park and Lexington)
111 East 59th Street, New York

$5 general admission
$3 Academy members and students with a valid ID.

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