Ken Knowlton, A Founding Father Of Computer Art And Animation, Dies at 91

After graduation, he enrolled in a five-year engineering physics program at Cornell University. In 1953, he got his bachelor’s, and two years later he earned his masters in the same field. At Cornell, Knowlton first his love for computers, and he pursued further studies at MIT, where in 1962 he earned a PhD in communications … Read more

Everett Peck, ‘Duckman’ And ‘Squirrel Boy’ Creator, Dies at 71

After graduating, he lived for a period of time in New York City, where he established a career as a commercial illustrator, doing both editorial illustration for publications like The New Yorker, Time, Rolling Stone, and playboy, As well as ad agency work for major brands like Honda and Nike. An LA Times piece from … Read more

Carl Bell, Animator And Champion Of The Art Form, Dies At 91

After leaving OCA, Bell worked at the Phillips-Gutkin studio in Winnipeg, which made commercials for Canadian television. It was there he met long-time friend and colleague Jane Shattuck. In 1957 Bell left Winnipeg for Europe, stopping in New York City on the way to see sample reels at the big Madison Avenue commercial studios. While … Read more

Borivoj Dovniković-Bordo, Major Filmmaker From Zagreb Film, Dies At 91

A few years after the demise of Duga, Zagreb Film emerged. Influenced by UPA and the National Film Board of Canada among others, the animation studio would become among the most influential around the globe. Zagreb Film was noted for its unique graphic styles, limited animation, and exploration of themes like war, society, and the … Read more