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Re: Animation

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Cynthia McKeon (dpwstory)
Sun, 29 Sep 1996 01:18:15 -0400

>I'm a high school art teacher. I found that many students at my school
>are really interested in the art of animation, especially "Japanimation".
>I don't teach anything in my classes related to animation so I started a
>school club to support those students interested in animation. Some of
>my students are really incredible artists. I want to encourage them in
>this field (as a career) and help them obtain info related to advanced
>education, job placement, portfolio development, etc. I know nothing
>about the field of animation/comic book art. Does anyone have any info,
>sources, addresses, etc that you could share with me and the club?
>Merry Wilcox

Hi Merry!

I was on the net the other day searching for Comic Book Art, and there many
resources there (I searched through Yahoo). Also, do you have a computer
in your classroom, or access to a computer lab? There is a good program
called Dabbler II which is like a mini version of Painter (Fractal Design)
which will enable your class to do animation on the computer. Also, more
and more comic art is being done by computer, so it is good for them to
have the experience. Did you know about the Words & Pictures Museum in
Massachusetts (I think near Amherst)? It is a fairly new museum dedicated
to comic book art - it has a newsletter which is very helpful as well. I
am sorry that I don't have more specifics. Best of luck!