Color Giants – Cinema Comix Expo 2018
The third year of the free Color Giants Expo moves (temporarily) away from animation to feature two events featuring iconic underground cartoonists.
Nov. 10th at 7pm is the second-ever NYC screening of the 2018 feature documentary Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana directed by Frank Henenlotter (Basket Case). The titular Mike Diana (“Boiled Angel”)—the only artist in US history convicted of obscenity, whose legal battle is the subject matter of this important film—will be present for a Q&A with director Henenlotter.
Nov. 11th at 8pm are new programs of occult-related films, with a live Q&A and tarot readings with cartoonist and witchcraft-enthusiast Dame Darcy (“Meat Cake”). Films will include works by Dame Darcy and Lisa Hammer, Zev Deans, H.R. Giger and more.
Address: Seltzer Room Studio 3 at 102 Ingraham St., Brooklyn, NY 11237. (Two blocks from L Train at Morgan Ave.)
This program is for adults only, and no children will be admitted.
Color Giants: Brooklyn Animation Exposition 2017
Free Underground and Experimental Animation Festival
In Association with Comic Arts Brooklyn 2017
At Brooklyn Fire Proof, 102 Ingraham St., Brooklyn, NY, 11237. 6pm-9pm, Free
Programmed by Kenneth Filmer
For the second year, the Brooklyn Fire Proof Screening Series is collaborating with Comic Arts Brooklyn for a free animation festival intended as a continuance of the lauded comic event. This year, three brand new programs - curated by Magic Floot, Cartuna, and KHLOARIS - are being premiered at the screening festival. An amazing array of animators’ work will be on display, from gentle experimental pieces to gonzo nonsense. (Please note that this program is for adults only.)
6pm - “THE COLOSSUS: Guttural, Mellow, Raucous, Tender, Raw”
Curated by KHLOARIS
The mysterious KHLOARIS presents this brief program with a multitude of moods, and a focus on the monstrous, the speculative, the horrific, and the enigmatic. This original program - including the debut of a new piece or two - brings together a group of celebrated underground luminaries to explore the deepest recesses of the human - and inhuman - psyche.
Featuring works by MIKE DIANA, DAME DARCY, JOHN GORAS, NOURI ZANDER, JEN DEUTROM, and others to be announced.
KHLOARIS is a new production and presentation company dedicated to the creation and distribution of unusual content. Their upcoming projects include collaborations with Dylan Greenberg, Josafat Concepcion, Mike Diana, TFG, and many more.
7pm - “Magic Floot 2”
Curated by Matthew Thurber
Grannies still whisper about the Magic Floot to put babies to sleep. Its first appearance in 2014 has become legend, but nobody remembers exactly what dress they wore that evening, or whether their horses got stuck in a swamp or to the side of a glacier. Now it returns and not a moment too late - rippling out of mundane reality like an gauntleted fist clutching a bouquet of Goldenrod! What is FLOOT? A manifestation of the most phantasmagoric, hallucinatory, rare, and brilliant Animations being made today; files ZIPped into rabbit carcasses by a cackling nerd-hag, formed into tinctures, and dribbled before your eyes with exacting precision The Floot's second manifestation on this plane can only bring Delight, Enchantment and Revelation as to the miracle that is Animated film! Works by CATHY AISON, LILLI CARRÉ, LISA CRAFTS, ANNA FIRTH, BILLY GRANT, JAMES MERCER, RUBBER O CEMENT, SETH SCRIVER, and more.
Matthew Thurber is a cartoonist (1-800-MICE, Art Comic) who curated screenings at Tomato House from 2012 to 2015 (tomatohouse.org). He teaches comics and animation at Queens College and is working on a movie in Catskill, NY.
8pm - “Dirty Morning Cartoons Vol. 2”
Curated by Cartuna
Cartuna is back with another installment of some adults-only toons. The program spans from the weird, to the grotesque, to the downright horrifying. 9 out of 10 out-of-work therapists agree to bring your kids! Rot your simple human mind for a spell on what some rogue degenerate artists have to offer. Featuring work from some of the greatest indie animators from across the globe including SICK ANIMATION, FELIX COLGRAVE, DAVID LEWANDOWSKI, JAIME
R, HAHN BROTHERS, MATT REYNOLDS, BEN MEINHARDT, GEORGIA KRISS, HENRY THURLOW, SCHLONGLORD, and more.
Cartuna is a Brooklyn-based digital media company focused on adult animation. Their debut series, “Dogs In A Park,” premiered on Comcast Watchable. Feature films include the Sundance award winning documentary NUTS! and The Adventures of Drunky. Cartuna is currently in production on 40 different animated series to be released in early 2018.
KHLOARIS, along with infamous cartoonist Mike Diana will be on hand to discuss the animation event at Comic Arts Brooklyn 2017. Mike Diana will also have a selection of his comics and other artworks available.
Lead programmer Kenneth Filmer is a filmmaker and stage manager. He has been running the movie studios at Brooklyn Fire Proof for the past six years, where he also created and programs the Brooklyn Fire Proof Screening Series. His film and TV credits range from experimental film to commercial television; he’s produced projects for both transgressive iconoclast Nick Zedd and pop music legend Patti LaBelle.
Brooklyn Fire Proof is a multi-arts complex in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It encompasses full-service film and television studios, artists' workspaces, and art galleries. Since its founding in 1999 by Thomas Burr Dodd, they've worked with a dizzying array of filmmakers, artists, musicians, and other creatives from all over the world. Brooklyn Fire Proof's Screening Series brought in a number of interesting collaborators and co-hosts from the art and film worlds, including Marcel Dzama, PFFR's John Lee, and Horror Boobs. The series was listed in Brooklyn Magazine's top 25 summer film events and was an Artnet editor's pick.
This program is for adults only, and no children will be admitted. Visit www.color-giants.com for more details.
Color Giants: Brooklyn Animation Expo 2016
In Association with Comic Arts Brooklyn
Programmed by Kenneth Filmer
At Brooklyn Fire Proof, 119 Ingraham St., Back Alley (entrance through the garden at Terra Firma) Food and drinks will be available at Terra Firma.
November 6th, 2016
FREE – 6pm/Sundown – Seating will be available for approximately 220, first-come, first-served. An indoor location will be available in the event of inclement weather.
Co-Presenting Sponsors: Cartuna, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, and Animation Nights New York
BROOKLYN, NY – Color Giants: Brooklyn Animation Expo 2016 on November 6th, 2016, at 6pm is multi-arts and film complex Brooklyn Fire Proof’s first collaborative screening event with Desert Island’s annual Comic Arts Brooklyn festival. Brooklyn Fire Proof film programmer Kenneth Filmer says of the event “I’m a massive fan of Desert Island books, and owner Gabe Fowler was familiar with some of my past screening events and offered me the opportunity to program the film portion of his annual festival, and I said yes immediately.” The program brings in co-presenters Cartuna, the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, and Animation Nights New York to create a neat cross-section of recent works by local and international film animation artists and runs through an amazing gamut of styles, techniques, and formats. Brooklyn Fire Proof’s on-site restaurant and bar, Terra Firma, will be open serving food and drinks. Admission is free, but seats are limited. (Please note that most of the programming is for adults only.)
6:00pm – “International Showcase of Animated Films,” 2015, 68 Minutes
Animation Nights New York (ANNY) is a curated, free admission monthly animation screening and networking event held in the South Street Seaport of NYC. This is an encore presentation of their 2015 worldwide showcase, curated by ANNY founder Yvonne Grzenkowicz. It includes films by Stephanie Blakely, Mehdi Alibeygi, Nelson Fernandes, Liu Yanchi, Serafirma Serafimova, Ana Norambuena, Csi Nos, Nassos Vakalis, Joanna Quinn, Dhaneesh Jameson Kooliyath, Stewart Powers, Germán Velasco, Slippard Krongraksa, Dina Velikovskaya, LO SiJia, and Kyriaki Kyriakou & Remus Buznea.
7:30pm – “Dirty Morning Cartoons,” 2016, 60 minutes
Sear your eyes on this selection of fun- time indie cartoons that will surely make your inner-child recess deep into your psyche and wither away. Featuring original shorts from Justin Roiland, Sick Animation, Leah Shore, Nick DenBoer, Felix Colgrave, Jeanette Bonds, Jaime R., Ian Miller, Sean Glaze, Cool 3D World, Signe Baumane, Lena Greene, Rob Yulfo, Sven Stoffels, Preston Spurlock, Joey Altadonna, and Pat Kain plus illustrations by Killer Acid, Wizard Skull, and MAXX. Presented by Cartuna, a new digital media brand focused on animated comedy for adults. Only adults will be admitted to this program.
8:45pm – “Graphic Content” 2016, 57 minutes.
A collection of would-be-R-rated animated short films presented by the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, put together especially for “Color Giants.” 2016 is the first year of the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, and their inaugural event received major accolades from the press. This brand-new program includes shorts by Kevin McTurk, James Cunningham, Zachary Schneer & Matt Choi, Owen Rixon, Kyle Greenburg, Tyler Rice, and Jason Petrovitch.
10:15pm – Seoul Station, 2016, 92 minutes, South Korea
Yeon Sang-ho’s animated prequel to his live-action zombie film Train to Busan premiered at the 2016 Edinburgh Film Festival, is currently doing the festival circuit and will be released in 2017. Hollywood Reporter describes the film as “a simple, thrilling ride through a fiend-infested world” with “a narrative in perpetual, gripping motion.”
Every year the popular Brooklyn comic store and publisher Desert Island hosts the Comic Arts Brooklyn festival, with an extensive exhibitor lineup of local and international artists, working in a range of styles from experimental comics to children’s books, underground illustration to graphic art. This year’s event showcases the work of artists like Dame Darcy, Drew Friedman, Richard McGuire, and Charles Burns, all of whom will sign books and sell rare material for fans at the main event on November 5th. Please see www.comicartsbrooklyn.com for additional details.
Brooklyn Fire Proof is a multi-arts complex in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It encompasses full-service film and television studios, artists’ workspaces, art management, and art galleries. Since its founding in 1999 by Thomas Burr Dodd, they’ve worked with a dizzying array of filmmakers, artists, musicians, and other creatives from all over the world. Brooklyn Fire Proof’s Summer Screening Series – also programmed and hosted by Kenneth Filmer – brought in a number of interesting collaborators and co-hosts from the art and film worlds, including Marcel Dzama, PFFR’s John Lee, and Nick Zedd. The series was listed in Brooklyn Magazine’s top 25 summer film events and was an Artnet editor’s pick.