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Archive for April 27th, 2012


Trailer Watch: Judd Apatow’s This Is 40

Judd Apatow’s This Is 40 follows Knocked Up‘s scene-stealing characters Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) into middle age. It’s a clear — almost literal — step back from Funny People, which felt to me like two movies smooshed together, only one of which was really good. A little self-indulgent, a little too long… but still very funny and full of wonderful characters.

This Is 40 also stars Megan Fox, John Lithgow, Iris Apatow, Maude Apatow, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Smigel, Charlene Yi and Albert Brooks. (And Jason Segel is obviously in it, as well, though probably not a whole lot. Katherine Heigl? Definitely not in it.)

Fellow Apatow fans, see you in the theater on December 21st.

Nordeast Comics Summit #14 — Illustrator Boot Camp

Twin Cities cartoonists! I’ll be running up a half-hour long “Illustrator Boot Camp” for the 14th Nordeast Comics Summit next Thursday at the Big Time Attic studio!

It’s a crash course in what you need to know to use Illustrator to make comics — and not just vector comics, either. I’ll be covering:

    • Intro to Illustrator: A very quick explanation of what vectors are for the complete novice.
    • Vector drawing basics: How to construct complex shapes out of multiple simple shapes.
    • Lettering in Illustrator: Tricks for how to use this basic knowledge to letter your comics.

DATE: Thursday, May 3, 2012
TIME: 6 – 6:30 pm (right before the Cartoonist Conspiracy Jam)
LOCATION: 1618 Central Ave NE, Ste. 216, Nordeast MPLS

Click through to Nordeast Comics Summit page for the full details!