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Attention WonderCon Attendees!!
Ed Skudder will be at booth #1413 with Lynn Wang, and Andrea Fernandez and Trevor Spencer of Alkemy Studio. They’ll be showing their short film Solstice and selling art prints. 
New Golden Age of Animation Panel
Come see Ed Skudder and Zack Keller, the creators of Dick Figures, and Frederator’s own Eric Homan on the New Golden Age of Animation Panel on Friday at 7:30 in Room 208 ! We’ll be talking about the past and present of animation as we move into the age of Internet cartoons.

Thanks for the shout out Fred! Come by Wondercon and say hello!!

New print for Wondercon this weekend! Me and Lynn Wang are sharing a booth with Andrea Fernandez and Trevor Spencer from Alkemy Studio. There’ll be a ton of new art there including this and much more from everyone, so come by Booth #1413 and say hi!! See you there!

New print for Wondercon this weekend! Me and Lynn Wang are sharing a booth with Andrea Fernandez and Trevor Spencer from Alkemy Studio. There’ll be a ton of new art there including this and much more from everyone, so come by Booth #1413 and say hi!! See you there!

Anonymous asked: Hey Ed can you give me helpful drawing advice? (i'm a huge fan I look up to you so much) °ω°

Sure thing! Just send me a non-anon message.

New print for Wondercon this weekend! Me and Lynn Wang are sharing a booth with Andrea Fernandez and Trevor Spencer from Alkemy Studio. There’ll be a ton of new art there including this and much more from everyone, so come by Booth #1413 and say hi!! See you there!

New print for Wondercon this weekend! Me and Lynn Wang are sharing a booth with Andrea Fernandez and Trevor Spencer from Alkemy Studio. There’ll be a ton of new art there including this and much more from everyone, so come by Booth #1413 and say hi!! See you there!

New print for Wondercon this weekend! Me and Lynn Wang are sharing a booth with Andrea Fernandez and Trevor Spencer from Alkemy Studio. There’ll be a ton of new art there including this and much more from everyone, so come by Booth #1413 and say hi!! See you there!

New print for Wondercon this weekend! Me and Lynn Wang are sharing a booth with Andrea Fernandez and Trevor Spencer from Alkemy Studio. There’ll be a ton of new art there including this and much more from everyone, so come by Booth #1413 and say hi!! See you there!

WHOA! ALL OF DICK FIGURES SEASON 5 IS AVAILABLE NOW ON MONDOMEDIA.COM!!! —-> http://www.mondomedia.com/dick-figures-season-5/ AND… it includes a special bonus episode that we’ll never be showing on YouTube ever EVER!!
You can also purchase all the other seasons for a special bundle price if you feel like you want to have them with you forever and always haha.
Not only that, but the best news is that next week Season 5 will continue on YouTube!!!! SO keep your eyes peeled… we’re back, baby!

WHOA! ALL OF DICK FIGURES SEASON 5 IS AVAILABLE NOW ON MONDOMEDIA.COM!!! —-> http://www.mondomedia.com/dick-figures-season-5/ AND… it includes a special bonus episode that we’ll never be showing on YouTube ever EVER!!

You can also purchase all the other seasons for a special bundle price if you feel like you want to have them with you forever and always haha.

Not only that, but the best news is that next week Season 5 will continue on YouTube!!!! SO keep your eyes peeled… we’re back, baby!

Finally!! The full-length version of Dogsnack Dancesnack is here! FREE DOWNLOAD! Check it out, turn it up, and shake your butt all over the place!!!

"Design an elephant carrying a house." - art prompt from Lynn Wang.

"Design an elephant carrying a house." - art prompt from Lynn Wang.

Anonymous asked: I'm 16 now and ever since I was 10 years old I've wanted to be an animator and create my very own 2D animated web series. How did you get to where you are today? Did you go to an art school or just teach yourself?

Hey! That’s really cool you have a passion this early in the game. I wanted to be an animator since around 10 as well actually. I never went to art school though, I actually went to USC’s School of Cinematic Arts for film production but left after 3 years because of a job offer to be an animator.

But in terms of animation I was self taught. I wanted to learn really badly, so I would watch Disney movies in slow motion on the VCR and study all the behind the scenes and making of shorts that would come on the tapes and DVDs and bought books on how it was all done. I tried figuring out stop motion and flipbooks and traditional 2D, all filmed on an old analogue video camera before I finally got my hands on some software and then just kept going and going and just absorbing as much animation as I could for inspiration.

Almost all of my friends in the industry went to an art school, but an overwhelming number of them have said it wasn’t a deciding factor in getting them a job. Personally, I think if you can develop your skills on your own and create a good body of work to prove your talent then you don’t need an art school. I would still recommend college just for the social and broad-learning aspects of it, but I don’t think it’s completely necessary to become an animator at all, or any profession for that matter.

Sorry for the novel, hope that’s helpful haha, and best of luck!!