teeth is a gripping short film from co-directors Tom Brown and Daniel Gray, who together make up the animation studio Holbrooks. It had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2015. It was the winner of SXSW 2015: Special Jury Recognition, Amsterdam Film Festival 2015: Best Animation, 12th Calgary Underground Film Festival 2015: Best Animated Short, NY Shorts Fest 2015: Best Animation, and Annecy International Animation Festival 2015: Fipresci Award.
The short is an unsettling tale of a man’s fixation with teeth. A misguided and intense focus which started in his youth and carried on to old age. His life events are chronicled through the loss of his teeth and how his obsessive efforts to amend what was damaged bring on yet further destruction.
David Maingault is a French character designer, illustrator, and storyboard artist. Maingault has worked for Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, and Ankama. He is currently a Character Designer at Cartoon Network.
Maingault studied Animation at L’École des métiers du cinéma d’animation in Angoulême, France. His graduation film, Tacky, Sticky & Glutinous, depicted a man lost between his dreams and his frustrations. The short earned Maingault a lot of praise and was featured on many blogs. If you check out his Vimeo page you will find lots more great short and test animations he produced while studying.
Megan Hess is an Australian fashion illustrator. She has worked with renowned clients including Prada, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., and Yves Saint Laurent. She has written and illustrated three best-selling books, Fashion House, The Dress and Coco Chanel.
Born in Brisbane, Hess would draw as a child, yet never considered it would be something she could do for a living. So when she was a little older she decided to study Graphic Design at Griffith University.
Following 3dtotal.com’s highly successful Kickstarter campaign for The Art of Loish is GRAPHITE magazine – a brand new campaign currently seeking funding! GRAPHITE will be a printed art magazine with an eclectic mix of interviews, tutorials, inspiration and advice, for people who love to draw and admire art.
Its unique look and style will make for an elegant coffee-table browse, while the insightful resources inside will prove invaluable for the creative in you. Each issue will showcase the very best that the industry has to offer, from professionals to talented newcomers, from illustrators and urban sketchers to concept designers and comic artists – GRAPHITE aims to bring you diverse and exciting artwork with a traditional media slant, all of which will leave you inspired and informed.
Federico Bertolucci is an Italian comic artist and illustrator. He is best known for his award-winning series of silent wildlife graphic novels, LOVE. Alongside French writer Frédéric Brrémaud, Bertolucci has illustrated four volumes, LOVE: The Tiger, LOVE: The fox and LOVE: The Lion and LOVE: The Dinosaur. Bertolucci was nominated in this year’s Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for Best Painter/Multimedia Artist.
In 1998, after completing a course in comics at the Disney Academy in Milan and graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara, Bertolucci was hired by Disney Italia as an artist for their weekly Topolino magazine.
Anthony Vivien is a French visual development and color board artist. Vivien has worked as a visual development artist for Nickelodeon, Disney XD, and Brunch Studio.
During an almost two years stint at Ankama Animation, he worked as Co-Author & Artistic Director on a series called Muffin Jack and Jeremy.
He studied at The school of animation and CGI, Supinfocom (now known as MOPA) for 4 years. He, along with his friends Marc Bouyer and Mac Loubaresse, left dropped out the school to make a short movie called Salesman Pete and the amazing stone from outer space. The face-paced action of the short, and its particular brand of humour, reminds of the old LucasArt games, particularly Day of the Tentacle and Sam & Max Hit the Road. The trio went on to form S.T.E.A.K. Kollective.
You can find more of Anthony Vivien’s work on Tumblr, as well as his older work on Blogger.