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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Spider Man's Drawing Request And A Look Back On Nemoland 2009

Today, I do a double-post or a two parts entry of sorts.

Part one: Fellow colleague and good friend Francisco Herrera (Spider Man, Superman) asked me do a very own pin-up drawing on one of his characters for his next book. And here's the fruit, the ACME Wondermotorbra 3000D-T (coming with a built-in tea cooking feature):

I really do like space around the characters, much space. The original background I painted was that size:

The roughs, finally:

Part two: A look back on Nemoland 2009 in pictures

This is the Nemoland Award 2009 statue I got from the Accedemia Nemo, wonderfully rendered by the fabulous Paolo Chiari:

Fellow animator and comic artist Flaviano Armentaro and me in the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Sala Luca Giordano. Fab' place, absolutely. This was, btw, the very place where they gave me the dragon statue:

Nemoland family portrait 2009. From right: Super duper director and animator Alex Orrelle (Finding Nemo, Incredibles), me, Sire Giuliano Cenci (Grisu, Calimero), Paolo Chiari (master of trolls and dwarfs) and Luca Chiarotti (Accademia Nemo).

Photos: Maryam Laura Moazedi

Some pics from the exhibition in the Gipsoteca Fiorentina will follow. I'm still stunned by the appeal and the impact of this very spot. It was indeed a magic place to let my ducks 'n' critters out...

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Show's Over...

It was a wonderful time here, absolutely. I'll miss everybody very much... and I will try to post more on this fab' week in Florence as soon as I'm back to Austria. And finally, btw, I had this very steak. Gosh, what a bloody beast, J.P.!!

Photos: Maryam Laura Moazedi

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Critters Have Landed In Florence...

StarDucks alongside of Michelangelo. Smack my a** and call me Sally :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pet Bogeys

Update (Wednesday, May 13, 2009): Recently, I sended a bundle of original roughs to Florence for an exhibition. Hope they'll like my scratchy pieces...

Original post from Tuesday:
I did those so long ago that the paper of the original sketches is turning yellow... creepy.

The same goes for the paper of this sketch, btw. But who cares?

Thursday, May 07, 2009


I've some very busy days lately... and traveled way too much.

Update: Hey, Pixar will open a second studio in Vancouver. Nice, good choice... ;) Here are btw some pics of my personal Vancouver history...

Photos: Satzinger & Hardenberg Archive

Sorry for the lack of quality of the photos.