2011 CTN Animation Expo Con Report!

On November 18-21, 2011, Creative Talent had it’s third annual CTN Animation Expo. Every year, this con seems to grow more and more. With big companies, artists, and big names in the animation industry, this is THE show to go to if you are involved with the animation industry and want to break in. From portfolio reviews, to insightful panels, and even just soaking in the ambience and drawing with other artists in the lobby, CTN is full of creative talent that is waiting to be the next big name in animation. I highly recommend anyone interested going into the field to come out and experience this awesome show. And one big tip I heard throughout the weekend: No one will hire you if you don’t show your stuff. Post it on blogs, get your portfolio out there, make yourself seen. All it takes is one chance. And now, onto some pictures from this weekend:

Crowds of attendees checking out the many booths of CTN.

 

Video screens are placed around the main stage to watch artists work their magic.

 

Prints, books, and postcards galore!

 

Digital media artist Justin Yun represents Section Studios.

 

Awesome Hulk statue from Gentle Giant!

 

Hopefuls interacting with Disney Animation pros.

 

Jose Lopez, creator of Mariachi Samurai, sketching for one of his many fans.

 

Wacom demonstrating their latest products (perfect for Christmas)!

 

A demo of the latest 3D technology.

 

The line for a Screening Room Session that wrapped all around the building.

 

Live drawing sessions inspire the artists!

 

Guest of honor Regis Loisel signing at CTN!

 

Bill Plympton checking out a print at his booth.

 

Sean "Cheeks" Galloway and Ryan Benjamin signing, going over portfolios, and interacting with guests all weekend long!

 

Francisco Herrera drawing on a Dunny figure for a commission.

 

J. Scott Campbell drawing a commission at his booth.

 

Totoro and company hopes to see you here next year!

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