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Scribble Junkies Festival Of Drawn Animation

By Mike Everleth ⋅ August 10, 2011

Nighthawk Cinema logo in which the moon looks like a film reel

Aug. 14
8:30 p.m.
Nitehawk Cinema
136 Metropolitan Ave
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211

Hosted by: Bill Plympton & Patrick Smith

Are we, as a nation and as a world community, becoming addicted and reliant on digital? Have we lost our passion for art and the ability to craft things with our hands? Sadly, the answer to those questions seems to be “Yes.”

But, the Scribble Junkies — aka animator best buddies Bill Plympton and Patrick Smith — are looking to knock us out of our binary malaise with their first ever Festival of Drawn Animation held in Brooklyn, New York’s new Nighthawk Cinema. Yes, there are still artists out there making animated short films the old fashioned way: By hand.

And the Scribble Junkies will show you just how amazing and fun they can be!

This is a curated event that will, of course, include work by hand-drawn animation masters Plympton and Smith; but there will also be recent films by animators such as Ryan Woodward, David Chai, Colleen Cox, Rebecca Sugar and more!

In addition, many of these filmmakers will be at the screening to discuss their work and Plympton will be available to sign copies of his new coffee table book, Independently Animated: Bill Plympton: The Life and Art of the King of Indie Animation.

Also, the Nighthawk Cinema is a new theater that serves drinks and food during screenings. Alcohol and other beverages will begin being served at 7:00 p.m. For more info and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit the Nighthawk Cinema website.

To read more and see samples of the Scribble Junkies’ work on the Underground Film Journal, you can watch Patrick Smith’s Puppet and read a review of Bill Plympton’s Dog Days DVD.

Follow the Scribble Junkies on their official blog.

Film festival poster that features sketches of cartoon characters