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PUNY Digital Drawing TONIGHT!

Mark your calendars if you want to learn some tips and techniques for drawing for Flash:

Minneapolis based animation and design studio PUNY presents “CLEAN STROKES: Digital Drawing Techniques For Flash.” This presentation will feature various digital drawing techniques for creating art that is used in animation and video game art for clients like Cartoon Network and DC Comics. Presentation includes digital inking techniques for traditional artists using the inexpensive 4X6 Wacom Graphire tablet and a “sculpt and stroke” technique using the mouse. Extensive Q&A to answer particular questions about importing or creating art in Adobe Flash.

When: February 21st 6:30 social 7:00 Presentation. Admission is free and open to the public. Free pizza and refreshments.

Where: FlashMN at Easel Training
More info and directions here:


We hope that everyone can make the debut:


Friday, September 16, 2005, 4-7 pm
1027 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(add this to your blogs, Blackberrys, and events calendars)

Featuring special guest…flying in just for this party, GT Lab’s JIM OTTAVIANI!!!

The 168-page true science epic about two ruthless wild west paleontologists will be available for the first time anywhere, and Jim Ottaviani and Big Time Attic will be on hand to sign copies, tell tales, and show off the original art.

Bring in your dog-eared copies of “Two-Fisted Science” and “Suspended in Language” to get signed, or any of BTA’s individual books…or, hey, just come for the free beer and stand in the corner quietly until the beer runs out.

The Wild West provided the setting for some famous battles, but the gunfight at O.K. Corral doesn’t hold a candle to the Bone Wars. Following the Civil War, the (Re-)United States turned its attention to the unexplored territories between the Mississippi and the Pacific. The railroads led the way, and to build them we blasted through mountains and leveled valleys and exposed rock that hadn’t seen the light of day for millions of years. This is the story of Edwin Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, two scientists who found and fought for those bones, and the artist Charles R. Knight who almost single-handedly brought dinosaurs back to life for an awestruck public. Guest starring Chief Red Cloud and hundreds of his Indian Braves, the gun-totin’ and gamblin’ Professor John Bell Hatcher, colossal and stupefying Dinosauria of the New World, and featuring special appearances by The Cardiff Giant, P.T. Barnum, Buffalo Bill Cody, Ulysses S. Grant, Alexander Graham Bell, and a plentiful supporting cast of Rogues and Gallants from the Eastern Scientific Establishment and The Old West, the colorful supporting cast makes for a rich blend of history, adventure, science, and art.