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    DescriptionThe life and art of "the King of Indie Animation." The only modern animator to personally hand-draw every frame in all of his work, Academy Award-nominee Bill Plympton eschewed a career in the high-paying but soul-crushing Hollywood animation industry to explore his own creativity as an independent filmmaker. Called "mischievous, mordant, analytical, and ceaselessly imaginative" by the New York Times, and hailed simply as "God" by Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Plympton is widely regarded as the hardest-working, most prolific animator in the business. His instantly recognizable and unique style catapulted him into the pop culture stratosphere and cemented his place in the pantheon of animation greats. In Independently Animated, the winner of countless animation and filmmaking awards juxtaposes the story of his life and art against the backdrop of the overall animation industry. It chronicles Plympton's life from his childhood of Saturday morning cartoons to his most current and certainly adult-skewing animation. The book contains hundreds of pieces of art from his films, as well as never-before-seen drawings, doodles, production notes, and a full filmography.


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    Title
    Independently Animated
    Subtitle
    Bill Plympton
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Plympton, By (author) Terry Gilliam
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 238 mm
    Height: 270 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,683 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780789322098
    ISBN 10: 0789322099
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: AKLC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 595
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15880
    DC22: 741.5/973
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: PER017000, BIO000000
    B&T Approval Code: C07603600
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 741.58092
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN6727.P59 Z46 2011
    Thema V1.0: AKLC
    Illustrations note
    300 Illustrations
    Publisher
    UNIVERSE PUBLISHING
    Imprint name
    UNIVERSE PUBLISHING
    Publication date
    31 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Bill Plympton's cartoons have been published in the New York Times, Vogue, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. His films are seen and heralded around the world. David B. Levy is an award-winning animation director, author, and animation industry expert. Terry Gilliam is an award-winning director, animator, and author best known as a member of Monty Python and for the films Brazil, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Time Bandits, The Brothers Grimm, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
    Review quote
    "No one ever needs an excuse to seek out animator Bill Plympton -- the urge to laugh until stuff comes spewing out the nostrils is reason enough -- but now there's a big gorgeous book full of Plympton's weird, hilarious, haunting work." The Maddow Blog ""Independently Animated: Bill Plympton, The Life and Art of the King of Indie Animation" juxtaposes the story of Academy Award-nominee Plympton's life and art against the background of the animation industry." "Publishers Weekly" ."..reads like a meandering journey into the mind of a slightly demented and always devious social agitator who wielded his colored pencils to entertain fans and influence artists around the world." Coolhunting.com "Mention indie animation and Bill Plympton's name is the first to pop to mind. Since the mid-1980s, the New York-based animator has entertained audiences with his unique and quirky take on human (and canine) foibles, without having to conform to any particular formula, genre or studio mentality." "Animation Magazine " "The lavishly illustrated new book "Independently Animated: The Life and Art of the King of Indie Animation", by Bill Plympton and David Levy, is part biography, part retrospective, and part behind-the-scenes look at Bill Plympton's life and career." flavorpill.com "This is definitely a retrospective book that everyone should pick up." Juxtapoz