Women In Animation Chicago Chapter

Monday, June 18, 2007

Free Museum passes....

And if you happen to have a chicago library card you can get into most of the museums free. EACH library in chicago has a rentable pass that you can keep for a WEEK. I know it says KIDS but it actually works on adults too.


Saturday, June 16, 2007

Wed Meeting Notes

We had a good meeting Wednesday at Columbia College. We planned our next sketchcrawl for Sat. July 21st at noon at the north entrance of the Field Museum. We’re also making it our next meeting as well. http://www.fieldmuseum.org/plan_visit/default.htm If it’s raining, we’ll go draw in the museum. Otherwise, we will draw outside.

Amada started collecting flipbooks that have been done so far. She shot 2 of them back to back on the lunchbox, and they looked great together! If any of you did flipbooks, or still want to do one, or do another one, you still have time. When they’re done, they can be dropped off at the animation floor at Columbia College- 4th floor - 1104 S. Wabash. You can drop them off with Kevin, the secretary in the animation office, or at the cage with a TA. Just tell them it is for Amada. Otherwise, you can bring it to the sketchcrawl.

Oh, someone said that the Art Institute has free evenings on Thursdays and Fridays from 5-9. (until August 31) http://www.artic.edu/aic/visitor_info/

At the meeting, we also talked about the screening Friday night, Animation at the Portage. There seemed to be lots of interest. We didn’t meet as a WIA group last night, but we did run into each other. It was a great turnout! It seemed like everyone in the Chicago animation community turned out to support it last night. Among the films shown was WIA member, Lisa Barcy’s film, Mermaid.

Hope to see you tonight at the sneak peak of Ratatouille! Otherwise, we’ll see you at the sketchcrawl!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Animation at the Portage

We talked about this at the meeting yesterday- But here's the info again- Hope to see you there!
Animation at the Portage- 8:00 Friday June 15th Free!

Ratatouille Early Preview

1. Found out that there's an early screening of Ratatouille on Saturday night! AMC River East has it, might also be at other theatres. Anyway, suggest ya buy your tickets in advance!

2. Cartoonbrew.com is posting that that Surf's up penguin movie isn't the type of movie you think it is (aka. another penguin movie with dumb jokes). Apparently it is worth checking out.

Wia response!

As I mentioned in yesterday's meeting, I did email them about commenting on the official WIA blog.

This is the response I got:

The reason we don't have the comments section open right now is because we've had a problem with spam in the past. We are going to figure out a way that people can be more involved with the blog itself, but for now we're leaving the comments closed. But I promise, either comments or some kind of discussion board will be up soon.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


I've updated my blog with my sketchcrawl doodles. Sorry it took so long. You should just be able to click on my name or icon to see them....they're in the middle of the rest of my doodles that I posted.

Monday, June 4, 2007

June Meeting Reminder

Hi all! The next meeting is next week- Wednesday, June 13th at 6pm. Thanks to Amada, we have a better meeting location (at least for this meeting) We'll be meeting in the conference room on the animation floor at Columbia College- 4th floor in the animation offices- 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Here's a link to a map- http://www.colum.edu/About_Columbia/Maps.php (it's #3 on the map)

Please bring any flipbooks you've done or are working on. We'll discuss how we're going to shoot them. Also, as usual, please bring any ideas you may have for future activities!

Friday, June 1, 2007


The Reader mentions this for Saturday night, which might be a good thing for observing timing:

BILLY THE MIME "I hate mimes," Billy the Mime has said. Blaming "bad practitioners" for the form's reputation as pretentious and boring, he says mime can challenge and amuse. Watch his scene in The Aristocrats, cocreated by longtime friend Penn Jillette, and you'll likely agree--mimes are known for pressing their palms against invisible boxes, not gleefully humping small dogs. Billy is the alter ego of Fresno native Steven Banks, who studied under Marcel Marceau and attended Ringling Brothers clown college in the early 80s. After an unnamed injury, he says, he ditched mime to focus on acting, music, and writing--all on display in Showtime's Home Entertainment Center, aired in 1989, and in The Steven Banks Show, a 1994 PBS sitcom. From 1998 through 2004 Banks wrote for Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network and for a time was head writer for SpongeBob SquarePants. In 2004 he returned to mime, building a repertoire of witty, irreverent vignettes. Drawing on world history ("Jesus: The Last Days"), current events ("Columbine: School's Out"), and fantasy ("Dreams of a Young Crippled Boy"), Billy is a dazzling showman with masterful mime skills and brilliant comic timing. "

Sat 6/2, 10 PM, Lakeshore Theater, 3175 N. Broadway, 773-472-3492, $15. --Ryan Hubbard