Pictoplasma Publishing has just announced the publication of two new titles: Characters in Motion Vol. 3, the follow up of the successful series on outstanding animation in narration and rhythm, and Pen to Paper, a fine selection of radical character design created with pen and analogue techniques.

Characters in Motion Vol. 3 invites you on a psychedelic journey through the character populated worlds of over 50 forward-looking, stylistically outstanding studios, animators and designers. The DVD is jam-packed with over 3 hours of character-centric animations, music visuals, motion graphics and experimental short films. The accompanying book presents the graphical quality of character design and visuals in depth. With works by Mc Bess, Fluorescent Hill, Eric Lerner, Stephen Irwin, WKTokyolab and many more.

Pen to Paper examines the recent revival of dilettante and outsider art that has brought an immense visual wealth to the world of illustration, fine art and character design. Artists release their creativity through spontaneous freehand drawing and create edgy and unparalleled beings. Pen to Paper showcases the key players of what is being labelled “DIY art” “fractured figuration” or “new psychedelic folk”, with works by Shoboshobo, Allyson Mellberg Taylor, Andrew James Jones, John Casey, Lane Hagood, Kerozen and many more.

Characters in Motion Vol. 3 and Pen to Paper will be released on 15 April 2010

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