“More twisted & weird than me!” –Robert Crumb! “The lines are delicate & the material is not! Quite effective & elicits an oddly ethereal quality to basic yearnings & quirks!” –George Kuchar (on my 1992 comic that became Goopy Spasms)! Torontonians! Come see a rare PAY WHAT YOU CAN screening of my 2004 animated short Goopy Spasms which will be topping off a Slideshow/Lecture I’m doing after my Animation Workshop at TAIS this Saturday (the Toronto Animated Image Society hosted at PIX FILM Gallery, 1411 Dufferin Street, Unit B, 7 pm)! I’ll also be playing God’s C*cksuckers (2005, based on a comic from 1988) & Decensortized (2006, based on storyboards from 1989)! The Slideshow/Lecture will be more or less the same one I premiered at the Drawn & Quarterly bookstore Halloween 2009 about my history drawing post-punk comics, Motion Picture Purgatory, & how I got started because of my Canadian Golden Age cartoonist father Jack, creator of WW2’s “Crash Carson” from Wow Comics! The Motion Picture Purgatory pictured here, a scan from the actual print weekly it was originally published in, was my shameless promo for the world premiere of Goopy Spasms the movie, which was, bear with me now; an animated version of a live slideshow I used to travel with based on an autobiographical comic about my miserable sexual history! DO. NOT. MISS.
The Animation Workshop preceding this will take place from 10 am to 4 pm the same day, Saturday, March 12 at the same address! I’ll be discussing step-by-step the creative process behind the making of my animated 2D cartoons, especially my most recent ones Blabco & my brand new webisode pilot for Building 108 (with a never-before-seen animatic) & then inviting participants to collaborate on a short walk cycle with me! Still a few seats left so book now! Only $80 for non-members & $60 for supporting & studio members! Here’s the official description from TAIS:
“By the end of this animation jam workshop, participants will have collaboratively completed a short animation together! To take this course, participants should have some basic 2D animation knowledge of character movement (learned previously or after taking Drawn Animation 101 or 102). After a quick overview of the step-by-step process he follows from start to finish when making his films, Rick will lead the workshop participants in a collaborative drawing of an animated Exquisite Corpse* together. Each participant will draw & animate an upper body that will be combined with a lower body Rick has created. The crazier the character, the better! The goal of this workshop is to demonstrate the entire process of producing a simple 2D animation in a very hands-on way. All participants will be credited for the short film, & will receive a copy after the workshop is complete.
*The Exquisite Corpse (or Cadavre Exquis) is a Surrealist collaborative art game originally involving multiple participants drawing an image on a sheet of paper, where the image connects to another drawn image that is concealed from view. The results, when revealed, are often bizarre, humorous, & fantastic!”
I should mention that the PWYC 7 pm Slideshow/Lecture is ADULTS ONLY while the 10 am to 4 pm Workshop is ALL AGES. I’ll have books for sale too!
Booking information for the Workshop HERE
The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 2004 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Overinteractive Imagination!” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).
Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.
Pictured below: The original promo PDF from 2004.