Leonard Peng: Simpsons Zine



Leonard Peng recently contributed a wonderfully stylised 'Simpsons' tribute 'zine, titled 'Eat My Shorts', for the STACKS exhibition at The Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis.

STACKS invited 60+ contributing artists from around the world to commemorate and revisit the cultural highlights, memories, icons and events from the years 1984-2014 in a show of limited edition 'zines.

Leonard's 'zine pays homage to some of the most memorable and iconic Simpsons moments, rendered in his own inimitable style. With scenes like Homer getting stuck in a waterslide, Bart's "MOTH.." tattoo, and Mr. Burns being mistaken for an alien, it's no wonder 'The Simpsons' has remained Leonard's favourite show since he was six years old!



Eat My Shorts 'Zine - Year 1989
Paperback: 8 pages, 5.5"x8.5"in
Materials: Laser printed on photocopy paper.
Price: $3.00


Marisabel Fernandez & Alexander Bernard: Listen

Ringling College of Art and Design graduates Marisabel Fernandez & Alexander Bernard animated this inspired interpretation of child's struggle with Autism.

"Autism is the one of the highest growing serious developmental disabilities today. Our wish with this piece is to give a glimpse into the lives of children living with Autism and, in any way we can, to inspire positive change through a deeper tolerance and understanding."


Kijek/Adamski: Curtain University

Polish animation duo Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamsk have revisited their brightly coloured reverse strata-cut style of animation, pioneered in their Shugo Tokumaru music video, in this spot for Curtain University.

Also check out the making of video for a fascinating insight into the process.



Masanobu Hiraoka: In The Sea And Near A Girl

Japanese animator and director Masanobu Hiraoka has appeared several times on the Animated Review with his signature style of hypnotically fluid animation.

This new piece, titled 'In The Sea And Near A Girl', is his second collaboration with Spanish composer Aimar Molero.


Matt Rockefeller: Pokémon Zine



Matt Rockefeller recently contributed a densely illustrated 'Pokémon' tribute 'zine, titled 'The Poké Life', for the STACKS exhibition at The Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis.

STACKS invited 60+ contributing artists from around the world to commemorate and revisit the cultural highlights, memories, icons and events from the years 1984-2014 in a show of limited edition 'zines.

Matt's 'zine recollects the year Pokémon took the world by storm... The game captured the imagination of millions, and Matt was clearly swept-up in it's adorable and addictive appeal. The cover alone features all 151 original Pokémon illustrated from memory, whilst the internal spreads, gorgeously rendered in red and blue (another nod to the original Pokémon video games), depict real-world environments in which even the people and objects appear to take on the likeness of these charming creatures. Hidden within the illustrations are 95 Pokémon to spot... challenge yourself to find 'em all!



The Poké Life 'Zine - Year 1996
Paperback: 12 pages, 8"x5.25"in
Materials: Laser printed, cardstock cover.
Price: $8.00



Khylin Woodrow: Adult Swim

Another ident bump for Adult Swim...

This sexy, selfie snapping, sunseeker by Khylin Woodrow is a superlative piece of slick animation!


CRCR: Adult Swim

Following on from the Adult Swim ident by David O'Reilly, comes this pair of wacky idents from French animation studio CRCR...


Vanessa Port: Adventure Time Zine



Vanessa Port recently contributed an 'Adventure Time' tribute 'zine, titled 'I'm Not A Knight, I'm A Boy', for the STACKS exhibition at The Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis.

STACKS invited 60+ contributing artists from around the world to commemorate and revisit the cultural highlights, memories, icons and events from the years 1984-2014 in a show of limited edition 'zines.

Vanessa's 'zine commemorates her transition from a highschool graduate to a college freshman in 2010. She struggled with holding onto her childhood whilst also trying to mature, then 'Adventure Time' came along! The show tapped into her nostalgia, whilst the humour appealed to the older person she'd become... It helped her connect with others that felt the same way.



The wonderful and brightly coloured illustrations, paired with quotes from the show, depict a spectrum of 'Adventure Time' characters:

Red - Princess Bubblegum & Marceline
Orange - Flame Princess
Yellow - Finn & Jake
Green - Tree Trunks
Blue - Ice King & Gunter
Indigo - Lumpy Space Princess
Violet - Lady Rainicorn



I'm Not A Knight. I'm A Boy 'Zine - Year 2010
Paperback: 14 pages, 5.5"x8.5"in
Materials: Digital illustrations on textured linen paper.
Additional Info: Signed edition of 75
Price: $3.00


Cyriak Harris: Malfunction

A new Cyriak Harris animation has "crawled out from some dark corner of his computer after evolving from the virtual maggots that feast on rotting film footage."

The short, titled 'Malfunction, sees a looped cycle of vintage footage, which grows increasingly disturbing with each pass.

David O'Reilly: Adult Swim

A short film about 'Childhood' directed by David O'Reilly for Adult Swim...


Bill Callahan - Javelin Unlanding

Bill Callahan's film-maker wife Hanly Banks, who also directed the 2011 Bill Callahan 'Apocalypse: A Tour Documentary', created this new animated music video, which shows Bill as a planet drifting through the emptiness of space in search of a female planet lost in the vast universe.

The charmingly simple stop-motion and vintage style, reminiscent of Georges Méliès' 1902 silent classic 'Le Voyage dans la Lune', is the perfect visual accompaniment to 'Javelin Unlanding.'


Junyi Wu: Studio Ghibli Tribute Zine



Junyi Wu recently contributed an illustrative 'Studio Ghibli Tribute 'Zine' for the STACKS exhibition at The Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis.

STACKS invited 60+ contributing artists from around the world to commemorate and revisit the cultural highlights, memories, icons and events from the years 1984-2014 in a show of limited edition 'zines.

Junyi's 'zine commemorates the launch of Studio Ghibli in 1985... Her exquisite drawings depict various iconic characters from Ghibli films throughout the studio's history. The lush pencil crayon interpretations of Miyazaki's amazing body of work are just as beautiful and inspiring as the artwork and animation seen in the films!




Studio Ghibli Tribute 'Zine - Year 1985
Paperback: 16 pages, 5"x7"in
Materials: Artwork done digitally for the cover and in colored pencils throughout.
Price: $10.00


TJH87 - Good Life

Animator Kalle Kotila has brought the wonderful character illustrations of Jon Boam to life in this crate-digging music video for TJH87 and their track 'Good Life' Ft. Gamble & Burke.


Scenario Art - How Low Sympathy

Tokyo Polytechnic University animation graduates Tomoyoshi Joko and Hiroco Ichinose, now collectively known as Decovocal, animated this spacey music video for Scenario Art, and their new track 'How Low Sympathy.'


Jack Sachs: Make Do

We'd only previously encountered Jack Sachs' work in the form of his weirdly grotesque illustration and 3D GIFs, so it's a pleasure to see his madcap style in a fully realised animated short!

The Pixar-esque 'Make Do' sees a would-be carpenter beavering away in his workshop on some overly ambitious DIY project... The amazing result is followed by the affirming message "anything is possible." The hilarious short is reminiscent of that episode of 'The Simpsons', in which Homer clumsily attempts to build Marge a spice rack. Classic!