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Black Bellows Now Brewing

Black Bellows opening afternoon and night January 15, 2020.

February 3, 2020

SCOR In Canada Asks

A four-part series of interviews produced for SCOR in Canada’s social media. Part two is shown here.

January 9, 2020

SCOR’s 40th Anniversary in Canada

To celebrate 40 years of SCOR in Canada, Reactor was tasked with creating this animation. A French edition is also available.

Ringing in 2020

From all of us at Reactor to all of you. Happy New Year and all the best for 2020!

 

January 2, 2020

James Turner’s Steampunk, Medieval Myths, and More…

When the largest dragon ever seen descends out of the night sky and sets the royal tournament aflame, Theo escapes to help. He saves a crippled steam knight, Sir Bentham, from the blaze, assisted by Bentham’s pugnacious squire, Riley.

Together, they decide to hunt the monstrous dragon down — before it can kill again.

But nothing is as it seems, and Theo soon finds himself caught up in an adventure that will turn his entire world upside down…

James Turner’s new young readers’ novel ‘Theo Paxstone and the Dragon of Adyron’ is now available for purchase on Kindle from Amazon.
 

February 21, 2018

NIL: No Blood for Coffee

Here’s James Turner’s poster for his short film with Andrew Foerster and Devin Polaski, which won a number of awards. Watch the video here.

February 15, 2018

James Turner releases new young readers’ novel, Theo Paxstone and the Dragon of Adyron.

‘Theo Paxstone and the Dragon of Adyron,’ is a fast-paced fantasy adventure that brings together steampunk and medieval myths, pitting noble knights in steam powered battle machines against dragons. The feudal Kingdom of Adyron is mired in injustice, and even the heroes have something to hide.

The novel is available for purchase on Kindle from Amazon. Watch the trailer below:

Young Theo Paxstone aspires to a better life. A mechanic at a steam mech repair shop, he slaves away under the sharp eye of the ruthless Master Grimes, along with dozens of other orphan boys. The biggest and meanest of them, Grant, has in it for Theo and his best friend, Ollie, the shop’s parts-spotter cockatoo. The chatty bird helps keep Theo going, as every day is a struggle for survival.

January 22, 2018

Jazz Portrait Folio by Bill Russell

This Jazz Portraits Folio of six jazz musician portraits by illustrator Bill Russell were created digitally on an Apple iPad Pro using the Procreate drawing app. Depicted in these prints are Brazilian instrumentalist Hermento Pascoal, cellist Zoe Keating, jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, eclectic bandleader Sun Ra, jazz vocalist Gregory Porter and upright and electric bass player Esperanza Spalding. They were printed with archival pigment-based inks on Epson Velvet Fine Art acid-free paper and packaged in a limited edition of 12 at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California. Learn more here. Bill also created animations found here.


July 17, 2017

R.O. Blechman’s Ink Tank Fills an Archive

R.O. Blechman was featured in this morning’s edition of The Daily Heller.

Blechman was the creative and entrepreneurial force behind The Ink Tank, a highly innovative animation studio in New York City from 1977 to 2004. Steven Heller talks with Douglas Dowd about the Ink Tank archive finding a home within the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University.

The Ink Tank archive is a goldmine of production materials for more than 350 commercials as well as the films Simple Gifts and The Soldier’s Tale, based on the Stravinsky composition, plus short animations for NBC, CBS and other clients.

Processing and cataloguing is expected to be done by year’s end.




 

 

 

June 21, 2017

#TheShotThatGotAway

Deshi Deng was commissioned by Sandbox Advertising to create art for the agency’s client Nikon, for their social media campaign, ‘The Shot That Got Away.’ Deshi illustrated an animated video narrative by photographer Tony Beck titled ‘The Blue Whale.’

February 17, 2017