Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The ICON Wrap Up

Before we get too far away from the ICON experience, I wanted to post some images and a few links to other reviews of the events.

A really interesting and extensive wrap-up from SCAD's Atlanta Campus blog.

Thomas James at Escape from Illustration Island, has posted a bunch of great video from the event including some of the keynote session discussion.

Michael Dooley reviewed the event for PRINT Magazine and discussed the big elephant from the weekend conversation- will the necessary future of illustration be animation?

All in all it was a great conference, even though I got zero time to sit and draw during the main-stage sessions. Here is a brief summary, from British phenom Rod Hunt that features a picture of me giving my talk dressed as John Brown. I talked about the six-year journey of my book and gave some modest advice about publishing an unlikely idea... like 'being obsessed with your subject matter.'

One of the many highlights from the main-stage were the lo-fi animated art-director horror stories from Jason Holley. All of them are super funny, at least to illustrators!

The Color from jason holley on Vimeo.

I'm happy to announce that I have been elected as the next ICON President! Now it is time to start the planning for an amazing and inspiring ICON7 in 2012. Anybody have some good ideas?

But, even though the actual conference was amazing, the highlight of the whole week was seeing my young Padawan, Jack, defeat the actual Darth Maul at the Jedi Training Academy at Disneyland on his 5th birthday! Wow!


Sam said...

Congrats on the election John! Looking forward to the next one.

MJC *-* said...

Haha the icon translation is funny.
The movie with the monkey too.
But what do you mean with the ideas for election?
You have to choose something?

Barnabas NYC said...

So here is a true test of obsession...ready? What were the names of John Browns children?


John Hendrix said...

He had twenty children, ten of whom died before they reached adulthood, and many with the same names.

John Jr.
Mary, Mary 2
Frederick, Frederick 2

uh... that's all I've got without google. I'm a fraud.

Anonymous said...

Man proposes, God disposes..................................................................