February 15th, 2018

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February is Members Appreciation Month at Animation Resources, and all this month we will be sharing reasons why you should be a member of our important project. It’s easy to join. Just click on this link and you can sign up right now online…


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Members Appreciation Month

This is the best time to join Animation Resources. We are throwing in a bunch of special bonuses this month to make the decision easy for you…

  • Every other month, you will receive a brand new Reference Pack which consists of a high resolution downloadable e-book packed with fantastic artwork and a half hour of rare animated films from our collection!
  • In 2018 we are beginning a Rerun feature in our Reference Packs. In each one, we will include either an e-book or video download that has been shared with our members in the past. This means that every year, you will be receiving 9 ebooks instead of just 6, and 4 1/2 hours of rare animation, not just 3!
  • During the month of February, our Reference Pack includes a special Members Appreciation Month bonus- the entire Zim Course in Cartooning and Caricature. The Zim course doesn’t just teach you to draw, it teaches you to THINK like an artist. Spanning five E-Books and over 800 pages, it’s the one of the most comprehensive cartooning courses ever published. And you get the whole thing for FREE if you join this month.
  • Every year, Animation Resources provides more benefits for its members, and every couple of years we raise our dues a little to allow us to continue to expand our offerings. But if you join today, we promise that your dues will never increase as long as you maintain your membership.
  • Animation Resources members receive special Video Podcasts throughout the year, and attendance at our screenings and seminars in the Los Angeles area is free to our members.


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With the reruns in the Reference Packs and the Zim Course, that means that if you join now, you will receive THIRTEEN E-BOOKS and almost FIVE HOURS OF RARE ANIMATION… and it’s only $85 a year for General Membership or $60 a year for full time students and educators. That is a drop dead bargain. But the best part is that you’ll be supporting a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is by artists and for artists. If you are a creative person, you should be a member of Animation Resources. You owe it to your muse.

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Posted by Stephen Worth @ 10:31 am

February 14th, 2018

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Join Animation Resources Today And Download Volume 2 Of The Zim Cartooning Course!


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During Member Appreciation Month, Animation Resources is pulling out all the stops to share some of our greatest treasures with our members. If you join today, you will be able to download 5 volumes of Eugene Zimmerman’s cartooning course materials. That’s over 800 pages of tips, advice, drawings and horse sense. But these books will only be available until the end of the month, so join today! For a rundown of all the perks of Animation Resources membership, see… http://animationresources.org/wannabeamember/

Every other month, members of Animation Resources are given access to an exclusive Members Only Reference Pack. These downloadable files are high resolution e-books on a variety of educational subjects and rare cartoons from the collection of Animation Resources in DVD quality. Our current Reference Pack has just been released. If you are a member, click through the link to access the MEMBERS ONLY DOWNLOAD PAGE. If you aren’t a member yet, please JOIN ANIMATION RESOURCES. It’s well worth it.

PDF E-BOOK:
The Zim Cartooning and Caricature Correspondence Course

A couple of years ago ago, I stumbled across a "how to" book on cartooning by Eugene “Zim” Zimmerman. It was titled Zim’s Cartoons & Caricatures, Or Making The World Laugh. I happened to be speaking on the phone to Ralph Bakshi, and I mentioned the book. "Ooooohh! So you’ve discovered ZIM now! He’s one of my secrets…"

The Zim Cartooning and Caricature Correspondence Course

In 1967, right after he had resigned as the head of the Paramount cartoon studio, Ralph and his wife Liz were walking through Brooklyn when they saw a sign on an old house advertising an estate sale. They went inside, but it was late in the day and there wasn’t much left. Ralph glanced up at a tall bookcase and saw a pile of pamphlets stacked up on a high shelf. It was too high to reach, so he didn’t bother to look at them. As they were walking out the door, he got the feeling that he needed to go back and look at the pamphlets. It was a good hunch. The stack contained a nearly complete set of Zim’s correspondence course in cartooning. He asked the estate agent how much they cost, and was told $50. That was more than he and his wife had in their pockets, so Liz volunteered to run home and get the money. The Zim books were on his desk every day throughout the production of Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic and especially Coonskin. This set is Ralph’s most prized possession, and now he is sharing them with Animation Resources.

The Zim Book on Cartooning

Zim’s correspondence course was the most highly regarded cartooning course of its day. Spanning 20 volumes, it covered a wide range of subjects, from practical homespun advice to lofty philosophy. Here are some examples of Zim’s genius from the pages of the four volumes we completed digitizing today…

The course was published in two different editions… 1914 and 1920. We have been able to find an earlier edition of the course to supplement and complete Ralph Bakshi’s set. There are no chapters or specific assignments. The books consist of page after page of individual nuggets of wisdom. Each book and each page stands on its own.

The Zim Cartooning and Caricature Correspondence Course
The Zim Cartooning and Caricature Correspondence Course

Ralph also helped Animation Resources obtain vintage copies of the magazine Judge’s Library containing dozens of full page color examples of Zim’s work. These have been included in our exclusive online e-books.

Zim’s course is much more than just a "how to draw" course. In short anecdotal paragraphs, Zim succeeds in conveying what it means to be a cartoonist… the history behind the artform… how to deal with everyday problems and setbacks… and how to live the life of an artist.

The Zim Cartooning and Caricature Correspondence Course

The Zim Cartooning and Caricature Correspondence Course


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Zim was the founder of the "grotesque" school of caricature, which formed the basis of what we now call "cartoony drawing". He provides lots of examples of caricatures drawn from life, with photos of his subjects alongside his caricature of the person.

There’s plenty of traditional drawing lessons too. Zim’s masterful expressive line fills every page with perfect examples of the principles he is discussing.

The Zim Cartooning and Caricature Correspondence Course
The Zim Cartooning and Caricature Correspondence Course

The book is full of amusing observation. Just look at the shoes and the way the clothing hangs on these bums. Zim is able to pack personality into every detail of the character.

The Zim Cartooning and Caricature Correspondence Course

If you aren’t convinced yet that Zim is a drop dead genius, just click on this image!

The Zim Cartooning and Caricature Correspondence Course

The most impressive illustrations in the course are the examples of Zim’s rough sketches. He had an uncanny knack for being able to express every nuance of his subject with a free flowing and loose pencil technique.

The Zim Cartooning and Caricature Correspondence Course

He was capable of extreme exaggeration that captured the essence of the unique qualities of the personalities he chose to caricature.

The Zim Cartooning and Caricature Correspondence Course

But the most amazing thing about Zim’s artistry was his ability to draw the viewer into his world and make them feel the way the characters in the drawings feel. Wouldn’t you love to live in a cartoony world like this? You can, and Zim can teach you to THINK like a cartoonist.


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Not A Member Yet? Want A Free Sample?

Check out this SAMPLE REFERENCE PACK! It will give you a taste of what Animation Resources members get to download every other month!

Sample RefPack

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Posted by Stephen Worth @ 12:47 pm

February 13th, 2018

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Visual Artists: Spend The Most Important 20 Minutes Of Your Life!

Please share… If you are a visual artist or student, here is one of the most important 20 minutes you’ll ever spend in your life… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL0G3x7GRQ0

Animation Resources is a LOT more than just a webpage. For the past decade, we have been building the best collection of reference material for animators, cartoonists and illustrators that has ever been amassed. Using modern technology, we are digitizing priceless artwork, animated films and artists’ biographies and combining them in a searchable database. At this point, the database is a functional prototype- it’s only available to visitors to our facility in Los Angeles. But as Animation Resources grows, we will be able to upload more and more treasures to the internet to share with our supporting members and the worldwide animation commmunity. Our goal is to eventually make this database available over the internet to all of our membership.

PLEASE take 20 minutes out of your day and watch this video. Learn what we are building for the world. I think you will want to pitch in and help. You have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of one of the most important projects for artists. Joining Animation Resources isn’t just about the perks of joining during our Member Appreciation Month. It’s about supporting our Animation Archives Project so the knowledge of the past can be the foundation for animation’s future.

Please JOIN Animation Resources today!
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Here’s what you get if you JOIN today…
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Posted by Stephen Worth @ 10:00 am