Acclaimed animation studio Titmouse (The Venture Bros., Big Mouth) has launched a talk show style webseries about animation, announced during the tribute for studio co-founder Chris Prynoski at the Los Angeles Animation Festival. Prynoski hosts the series, titled Tongue and Pencil, in which he sits down for drinks and doodling in the studio with artist friends to talk about their work and lives.
The show is comprised of 24 episodes of 40-60 minute filmed over the last few years, rolling out every Monday on a dedicated YouTube channel. The first episode, launched this weekend, features Metalocalypse director Jon Schnepp, who died in July from complications of a stroke at just 51 years old.
The first season will also feature Pete Browngardt (creator, Uncle Grandpa), animator Mike Carlo, animator Devin Flynn, character designer Kali Fontecchio, Jorge Gutierrez (director, The Book of Life), comics artist Lawrence Hubbard, Christy Karacas (creator, Ballmastrz: 9009), animator Luke McGarry, actress Kate Micucci, illustrator Travis Millard, Tomm Moore (director, Song of the Sea), artist Nasty Neckface, animator Jeremy Polgar, Johnny Ryan (co-creator, Pig Goat Banana Cricket), animator Jody Schaeffer, animator Parker Simmons, Brendon Small (co-creator, Metalocalypse), Sean Solomon (art director, Lucas Bros. Moving Co.), animator Jamie Vickers, J.J. Villard (director, King Star King), Pen Ward (creator, Adventure Time), animator Max Winston (director, I Live in the Woods) and Masaaki Yuasa (director, Lu over the Wall).
Each Tongue and Pencil session results in two pieces of original collaborative artwork, which Titmouse will auction to raise money for a grant for emerging talent in animation, comics and fine art. Interested artists should email TongueAndPencil@titmouse.net for more information on how to apply.
[Source: Cartoon Brew]