The Beatrix Potter Collection (3 DVD set) was just released for sale on 2/12. Ligia and I bought the set just a few days ago, and we're very happy that we did it. The series was done very well by the BBC. Each DVD contains three animated stories, and each story has a live action … Continue reading The Beatrix Potter Collection (2008)
I know Collier's has been gone for a long time, but when I see stuff like this, or this or this, I can't help but love it. Maybe we should have more drawings in our magazines, and they should be done with the same classy style and atmosphere. Things are a bit too realistic nowadays. … Continue reading I miss Collier's Weekly
I reviewed "Making Change Stick" a while ago, and liked it. Now I've decided it's time for it to benefit someone else. Have a look at the review and see if you'd be interested. (Retail cost for the book is $19.50.) The rules are the same as for the last book drawing. Just tell someone … Continue reading Book giveaway: Making Change Stick, by Richard C. Reale
A few days ago, I announced a free book giveaway. The book was Java I/O, 2nd Edition, by Elliotte Rusty Harold (my review). All you had to do to qualify was to leave a comment on that post with your thoughts about ComeAcross -- what you liked, what you didn't like. There were only two … Continue reading The winner of the "Java I/O" book drawing
I've got a whole bunch of new computer books that I've reviewed, and I realized I'm not using most of them. But I know there are people out there who need them. So, I thought I'd hold a free book giveaway. That's right, it's FREE. But you will need to pick the shipping method and … Continue reading Book giveaway: Java I/O, by Elliotte Rusty Harold
A wonderful video from the late 1930s, a newsreel, has been posted to YouTube. It depicts Fleischer studios in action, making a Popeye cartoon. In this age of computer animation, when things work differently, it's a real treat to see animators in action, drawing for a change. Golly, cartoons were sure hard to make! We, … Continue reading Animation is hard work!
An artist by the name of Ilana Yahav draws with sand on a glass table. Her art is memerizing, and the results are amazing. This page on her site has sample videos of her work. Highly recommended!
From A-HAA!: "Remember those matchbooks that said 'Draw Me!' on the front? They advertised a correspondence course called 'Famous Artists'. Everyone made fun of 'draw Binky the Skunk any size but the same size' - but the truth of the matter was that the Famous Artists Course was no laughing matter - it was one … Continue reading Chad's Design For Television (1960)