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Radio Times Christmas Edition: Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

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Hi to all at the Little Chimp Society. Just thought I’d say hi and wish you a happy Christmas and New Year. :-)

I recently completed an interesting commission for the good people at the BBC listings magazine Radio Times, to accompany the first radio adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s co authored book Good Omens. An absolute gem of a project depicting the demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale. The radio dramatisation begins this week!

Travis Simpkins Creates Portrait of Don Hrycyk, LAPD Art Theft Detective

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Recently, artist Travis Simpkins completed a portrait illustration of Detective Donald Hrycyk, lead investigator of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Art Theft Detail. The LAPD Art Theft Detail is the only Municipal unit in the United States devoted to recovering stolen art and antiques. Detective Hrycyk made headlines recently, on December 17, when it was announced that he had cracked a six-year-old case, one of the largest art heists in L.A. history, involving 9 stolen paintings worth upwards of $10 million. The recovered art included paintings by Marc Chagall and Diego Rivera. Don Hrycyk was featured in Joshua Knelman’s 2011 book, “Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives Through the Secret World of Stolen Art.”

External Link: Travis Simpkins Creates Portrait of Don Hrycyk, LAPD Art Theft Detective

Dublin’s Creative Festival is back!

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With Christmas almost upon us we thought we would put our Santa’s hat on, uncork the mulled wine, dust off the mistletoe and let you all know that OFFSET is back!

Our dates for Dublin are 6th, 7th & 8th March 2015. That’s just over 3 months, which is plenty of time to digest our incredible lineup of speakers and to arrange your travel needs. ??Independently found and run OFFSET has grown considerably from 450 to 2500 delegates in their last year. Each edition of the 3-day conference attracts visitors and speakers from every corner of the world with representatives from every continent sure to be in attendance.

We take multi-disciplinary approach to curating OFFSET and feature industry leaders from the worlds of graphic design, animation, illustration, advertising, film, fashion and more.

External Link: Dublin’s Creative Festival is back!

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OFFSET is a 3 day creative conference held annually in Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Every year the very best of Irish and International creative professionals come together for a weekend of presentations, lectures, interviews and discussions. We take multi-disciplinary approach to curating OFFSET and feature industry leaders from the worlds of graphic design, animation, illustration, advertising, film, fashion and more.

External Link: OFFSET2015 at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

The Snowglobe RSPCA Appeal

Animated by Andy Baker, known for animation in ‘Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared’. The style of this video was inspired by ‘The Snowman’, to create a cosy homely feel.

Using a looping mechanic on YouTube combined with annotations, this is more than just a video. It allows viewers to intervene and end the literal cycle of cruelty, which represents the tens of thousands of incidents reported to the RSPCA each Christmas.

Creating this video for RSPCA we tried to convey a serious message about cruelty without depicting real-life cruelty. Let us know what you think.