Women In Animation Chicago Chapter

Monday, July 30, 2007


Hey everybody! Special news that I was just told: A logo I designed for Women in Film's focus awards was choosen as this year's design. I'll wait to post the design after they have their press release.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Yes More Sketchcrawl

Here are some of the sketches that I did during the sketchcrawl. They are or will be more posted on my blog too.
My train ride into Chicago

At the shoreline

Sketchcrawlers under a tree at Grand Park

Before the Sketchcrawl got started I made a sign so that we could easily find each othere.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


I've updated my sketchblog with my sketches from the sketchcrawl. And there's also sketches while waiting for movies in the park to start. Could I fit the word sketch in anymore? SKETCH SKETCH SKETCH

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


For those who aren't on the WIA mailing list, this was sent out by Deanna Morse:

Hi WIA Folks -

I wanted to let you know about a show in Chicago this summer. “Stories to be Looked at, Pictures to be Read,” is a juried exhibition at the Zolla Lieberman Gallery, in the River North District, at 325 W. Huron, Chicago – until August 18th.

I’m a member of Women in Animation, Chicago. I live in Michigan and teach at Grand Valley State University. I have a piece in the show, called Time Flights. It includes two videos about nature. “Postcards From My Backyard” is a time-lapse video of seasonal change, shot over a year, scored to my own musical soundscape. “Seasonal Spree” takes a bird interaction, and slows it down for analysis, using After Effects. Eight other artists are in the show.

If you get a chance, please visit my exhibit in Chicago this summer.

Thanks! and best wishes-

Deanna Morse

Looney Tunes at Midnight!

There's a midnight screening of Bugs Bunny/Looney tunes shorts at the music box this Friday and Saturday!!!

Sketch crawl sketches

This is some stuff I did at the sketch crawl for the little time I was there!
-Jennifer Nelson

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sketchcrawl Pics

Thanks for everyone who came to the sketchcrawl. The weather was perfect and we had a good turnout!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Animated comedy script reading

August 2 - CHICAGO SCRIPTWORKS STAGED READING of “Shoe In,” an animated comedy by by Pawel Grajnert, the 2007 IFP/Chicago Onstage with CSW contest winner, is directed by David Bell.
At the Cassidy Theatre, Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph, 2 and 7 p.m. $5 admission. Call 312/264-0123 or rsvp@ChicagoScriptWorks.org.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Summer Fun

Ok, not really animation related, but I am having a party this Saturday, July 7th the whole birthday thing and all. Thought this was the best way to let you all know.
Here's the info:

My Apartment
1663 S. Blue Island Avenue, #3, Chicago, IL
Around 8 PM.
If you can make it let me know so i can figure out how much drink & food to get. Just send me an email at katykalata@yahoo.com

Also, you can check out some very poorly compressed animation of mine at:


Tuesday, July 3, 2007


Hello again. Here is an update on the flip books. I have collected four flip books already and they all look pretty good. Also, it turns out that I will be working in the Animation cage until the end of July, so that provides extra time. Let me know when you guys can drop them off at the animation department so I can give someone a heads up if I am not around. Thanks.
Hi all! For those who are doing the flip books, if you are finished with them can you please bring them to Columbia College as was previously posted, because the Summer semester is almost over so I won't have access to the lunch boxes. The last day will be July 13th. So if possible please bring them in. You can either drop them off at the Animation Cage or Animation Office. Thanks!
Drawing brought to you by Jennifer Nelson.