Boulder vs Brown Bag – The Grudge Match

Tonight sees the return of two giants of animation, Boulder Media and Brown Bag being maybe not as giant but really very good at football!

2011s Boulder Dream Team

Yep, this rematch is 2 years in the making and sees Brown Bag come into the game with a win already under their belt and in possession of the coveted “Animation Cup” so our Boulder boys and girls have everything to play for.

The game kicks off tonight at 7.30pm at Old Wesley College Dundrum so pop along to show your support.

Good luck Boulder!!

An Emmy for Gumball

It’s been a real rollercoaster couple of years since Gumball Season 1 hit the screens and even though everyone here knew there was definitely something special about the show it’s been flattering in the extreme to find that so many other people share our view.

Gumball has been recognised time and again by both the industry and the public alike for it’s totally unique look and offbeat comedy and this has been a real testament to the quality of the characters, the writing and of course the first rate animation that has seen an embarrassment of nominations and awards come Gumballs way but to now add an Emmy for Best Animation to this list is completely amazing!

So we thank everyone who worked on, watched, nominated, voted for or just loved Gumball for making it so special, yay!

Januarys Art Blog Winner

Noah circa 1990

Januarys theme “Retrospective” gave the Art Bloggers a chance to go back through the portfolios to a more innocent time when their artistic exploits stretched to Father’s Day cards and local art competitions.

Some of our entrants chose to show their original pieces alongside a version updated for 2013 whereas others just let the purity of the original piece shine through but no matter how it’s been presented I think you’ll agree there are some amazing entries to choose from.

Because it was pretty much all entries from kids, well kids that are grown up now if you know what I mean, it was a little more Sophie’s Choice than normal but there was a winner by a veritable landslide and that winner was ……… Bob Robinson!!

Noah Now!

Bobs reimagining of his 1990 tribute to Noah takes 1st prize and rightly so, Bob you had me at “YooNucoNS” …….amazing!

For his troubles Bob gets The Art of Toy Story 3 book and a dancing Gonzo toy and we get a whole new slant on the fate of the unicorns, a fair swap methinks.

Bringing up the rear is Bryan O’Sullivan in 2nd place and Jamie Teehan in 3rd, two very worthy runners up.

Well done in particular to our 3 finalists but a huge thank you goes out to everyone who dusted off their junior infants copy books and raided the attic to bring us all of their brilliant childhood mementos.

Click here to check out all of our retro entries for January or to keep an eye on our brand new theme “Favourite Game Characters”