Editor-in-Chief / NYC
AMID AMIDI (@amid/LinkedIn) is an author, historian, and consultant, with numerous books to his credit. He has written The Art of Pixar: The Complete Color Scripts and Select Art from 25 Years of Animation for Pixar (2011) and was the youngest recipient of the Theatre Library Association Award which he received for his book Cartoon Modern: Style and Design in Fifties Animation (2006). Read his full bio HERE.
VFX & Tech Editor / Sydney
IAN FAILES (@vfxblog) is a former lawyer and now writer with a focus on visual effects and animation, writing at vfxblog and fxguide. He is the author of Masters of FX which profiles 16 of the world’s leading special and visual effects supervisors. He lives in Sydney, Australia, and has the world’s largest collection of memorabilia from the 1994 film Speed.
European Correspondent / Amsterdam
TÜNDE VOLLENBROEK is Cartoon Brew’s chief European correspondent. She is currently the head of programming at KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, and a producer at Studio Pupil.
Latin America Correspondent / Madrid
SAM LOCUVICHE (@locuviche) is an animation researcher with experience in motion graphics and design. He has worked as a teacher, graphic designer, and animator in the U.K. and Germany. He currently works in Madrid as academic coordinator for the bachelor’s degree in animation at U-tad University.
West Coast Correspondent / Los Angeles
KO RICKER is a writer based in Los Angeles, who, when not watching animated films, is trying to learn more languages. Ideally, she is doing both at once. See her work at Ko-Ricker.com.
Legal Correspondent / LA
BRIAN GABRIEL studied film and animation at UCLA. He has served as a freelance script analyst for Artisan Entertainment and worked for several years as an assistant animator and lip sync supervisor on South Park, before earning his J.D. from Loyola Law School, with a concentration in intellectual property. His research interests include the history of copyright law and trademark law.
Artist of the Day Editor / Philadelphia
CHRIS MCDONNELL’s recent animation productions include segments for Tour de Pharmacy (HBO), Lady Dynamite (Netflix), Comedy Bang Bang (IFC), Kroll Show (Comedy Central), Mike Tyson Mysteries (Adult Swim). Chris’s books include Steven Universe: Art & Origins and Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo, Sasquatch’s Big Hairy Drawing Book, and Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi. He works from his studio McD Workshop and teaches animation at The University of the Arts and Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia.
Cartoon Brew-ED / Vancouver
COLIN GILES (@cartooncolin) is a Vancouver-based animator, filmmaker, and educator. Currently Senior Animation Instructor at Vancouver Film School, he has lectured at Siggraph 2013 and universities and workshops in Seoul and Vancouver. For over 16 years he has contributed as both animator and supervisor on a wide range of productions including Disney Interactive titles, Ren & Stimpy’s Adult Party Cartoon, Robotboy, and Thomas and Friends (linkedin). Colin has trained many future bosses now working at prominent studios such as Sony Imageworks, MPC, EA, Nerdcorps, Bardel, and Nitrogen. Connect with him on LinkedIn.