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New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium: Featuring Bill Plympton

New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium: Featuring Bill Plympton

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium (Room N101), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
General Public 

Bill Plympton discusses his career and how to survive as an independent filmmaker. Plympton will screen Tiffany the Whale, Footprints, Cop Dog, Slide (preview (2 min.), Revengeance clips and Simpsons Couch gag The Artiste.

Bill Plymton is considered the King of Indie Animation, and is the first person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. Bill moved to New York City in 1968 and began his career creating cartoons for publications such as New York Times and National Lampoon. In 1987, he was nominated for an Oscar® for his animated short Your Face. In 2005, Bill received another Oscar® nomination, this time for his short Guard Dog. Push Comes to Shove won the prestigious Cannes 1991 Palme d’Or; and in 2001, another short film, Eat,  won the Grand Prize for Short Films in Cannes Critics’ Week.

After producing many shorts that appeared on MTV and Spike and Mike’s, he turned his talent to feature films. Since 1991, he’s made twelve feature films. Eight of them, The Tune. Mondo Plympton, I Married A Strange Person, Mutant Aliens, Hair High, Idiots and Angels, Cheatin’ and Revengeance are all animated features. Bill Plympton has also collaborated with Madonna, Kanye West and Weird Al Yankovic in a number of music videos and book projects. In 2006, he received the Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award from The Annie Awards.

Presented by the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design.



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