Friday, January 9, 2009

The year round-up and Happy 2009!

It's been a pretty busy year here in the Tin Can Forest.

In December our new art show DOMOVOI opened at
the Resistor Gallery in Toronto, running until the end
of January. In September Drawn & Quarterly published
our first book POHADKY, with launches in Toronto
and Montreal as well as signings at Word on The Street
Toronto and Expozine Montreal Festivals. In June our
film MONTROSE AVENUE joined the ranks of the NFB.
The film spent the year touring the festivals, including
the New York International Children's film festival, The
San Francisco International Film Festival, and the from
the San Francisco Women's Film Festival where it won
Best Animated Documentary. A highlight for us with this
film was receiving some very wonderful letters from
people who grew up in the Montrose Avenue neighbourhood.

In September PBS WNET THIRTEEN New York aired
ARTOPIA - a pilot for a new animated series about Art
for kids, which Marek designed and art directed. It was
a pretty perfect project to work on. We loved the series
mandate. What could be better than teaching art to kids?
Watch the pilot here -

We ended the year in the snow-filled rainforests of a
beautiful British Columbian gulf Island.
It's good. We're happy.
Happy 2009 !

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