L.A.’s New Golden Apple Comics/Rhino Store Hosts Animation Event

Fans will have a chance to meet Genndy Tartakovsky, Eric Goldberg, Paul Germain and Spike Decker at an upcoming animation event to be held at the new Golden Apple/Rhino store in Westwood on Tuesday, June 24. The special panel and book signing event is in conjunction with the June publication of Allan Neuwirth’s Making’ Toons: Inside the Most Popular Animated TV Shows and Series (Allworth Press) and Jerry Beck’s Outlaw Animation: Cutting-Edge Cartoons from the Spike and Mike Festivals (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.).

In addition to author appearances and book presentations, the event will feature an industry panel titled “From Underground Rebels to Studio Stars.” Scheduled to participate are authors Neuwirth and Beck, Spike Decker, co-creator of Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation; Pocahontas and Fantasia 2000 director Eric Goldberg, Dexter’s Lab and Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovksy, and Recess and Lloyd in Space creator Paul Germain. Key topics will include:

* The Toon Boom: Is It Dead or Alive?

* Indie Artist or Studio Player? How to Start a Career in Animation

* The Digital Cartoon Explosion: Will Cel Animation Survive?

Date: Tuesday, June 24, 7-9 p.m.

Location: Rhino Records, 2028 Westwood Blvd., L.A., CA 90025

Phone: 310.474.8685

Makin’ Toons: Inside the Most Popular Animated TV Shows and Movies

By Allan Neuwirth

Paperback, $21.95, 75 b&w illustrations

Outlaw Animation: Cutting-Edge Cartoons from the Spike & Mike Festivals

By Jerry Beck

Paperback with flaps, $23.95, 200 illustrations, 170 full-color