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Hi to any animators and animation artists who may have found this blog.  My name is Darcy Vorhees and I have a company called Flaming Medusa Studios Inc. here in Cincinnati.

Yup, that's me.
I grew up in Cincinnati and went to college in New York City where I also worked for ten years in television and commercial animation production.  When in NYC I helped to run a volunteer organization called Animators, Ink., founded by my dear friend Jose Maldonado, and together we and the other members built a community of young and vibrant animators from NYC to Philly with whom we learned, partied, listened, shared, made films, grew, and did all of that fun stuff.

Animators, Ink Sketch Crawl NYC, at the cube by Cooper Union!
Cincinnati is a city that has a rich current of creativity running through it, and I thought that by getting together and practicing together we can bring some of that rich current to the surface and celebrate it.

That is creativity not fireworks!

Anyway, I hope to meet each and every one of you as we take this journey together!


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Do you have any drawing reference sites that you like to use?

PIXELovely- this site has a timed setting as well as the option to choose nude or clothed figures, and it also has a section on animals!  The site is also working on getting enough donated to start a section based on practicing hands and feet, which would be great as well.
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New Website

Hi there fair visitors!  We have a new website for the Cincinnati Animation Network now- please do come and visit, sign up for the mailing list, check out the fancy events section, find out about other orgs in Cincinnati.

See you there!

In the Kitchen of Jan Svankmajer: Svankmajer on Food

In the Kitchen of Jan Svankmajer: Svankmajer on Food
Presented By: Rom Wells

Rom Wells presents the work of Czech surrealist filmmaker/puppeteer/artist Jan Svankmajer! The program looks at the use of food in Svankmajer's work, presenting two shorts (Food and Meat Love) and the feature film Alice.

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Mini Microcinema 1329 Main Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Doors open at 7:00pm, screening starts at 7:30pm
$5 suggested donation welcome if you have it