Animation Auction Lots

So as you know the Animation Art Show happens this Sunday the 29th at the Science Gallery Pearse Street and if you wanna be one of the lucky people to walk away with one of our 94 lovely lots check out the Art Show blog page.

Also please note the doors are now opening at the earlier time of 12.30pm

Start window shopping by clicking here:

The Animation Art Show 2012

From the selfless bods who brought you the Boulder Art Auction comes the Animation Art Show!

This will be a bigger glossier version with amazing art being created and donated by people industry wide.

The auction will be open to the public so dust off your cheque books, raid your piggy bank, rinse out the account and get yourself down to the Science Gallery on Sunday the 29th July because not only can you possibly walk away with a beautiful piece of art you will also be contributing to a fantastic cause the Childrens Sunshine Home and LauraLynn House.

The Childrens Sunshine Home offer respite, home support, transitional care and crisis and end of life care to children with life limiting conditions and to their families.

Just to whet your appetites feast your eyes on just a small selection of the pieces going up for auction from photos, plushys, watercolours, the list goes on! There will be something to suit all tastes, it’ll be an amazing day and its supporting a brilliant charity so get yourself down there!!

The auction will take place on Sunday the 29th July in the Science Gallery on Pearse Street, doors open at 12.30pm, bring your friends, bring your parents, bring your neighbours, bring everyone and have a great time and dont forget to bid!

You can find more details on the Animation Art Show Facebook page, just click here:

Ireland AM

The eagle eyed among you may have seen a familiar looking animation studio on TV3s Ireland AM last Thursday, yep it was us!

TV3s Anna Daly popped in last May to film the segment which features Randy Cunningham creators Jed and Scott along with Disney Exec Daniel Wineman and lots of our gorgeous staff hard at work…..pretending there isnt a camera being shoved in their faces!

If you didnt manage to catch it, click to watch it here:

Boulder Billy

Last Thursday we initiated an honourary member into the Boulder Crew when we had a visit from Boulder blog superstar Billy Crinion!!

Boulder Media and Billy Crinion, together at last!

Billy is the 12 year old cartoonist who has been wowwing us with his work over the last few months so we thought it was about time we got him into the studio.

Unfortunately due to pesky child labour laws we couldnt allocate him a desk and set him to work immediately so we settled instead for a tour around the studio, a meet and greet with the animators and a little goodie bag to take home to Trim.

Our Billy, ever the gent did not turn up empty handed though and made us this fantastic
picture (which is now on the wall beside my desk, thanks Bill) and brought in his portfolio for us to check out.

We were so impressed with Billys body of work that he has now become the youngest member, by about a decade, of the Boulder Art Blog and he is most definitely now a member of the Boulder family!

Great to finally meet you Billy and a massive Happy 13th Birthday from everyone here in Hawkins Street!!!

If you like Billys stuff and you wanna see more, check out his best of on deviant art

Junes Art Blog Winner

How quickly the time goes, it feels like we’re still patting our May winner Verna on the back and congratulating her and yet her successor has already been chosen!

Yes the votes and have been counted and verified and Junes champion is ……. Stephen McGann!!

Stephens take on the “Power Animal” theme was this very cute yet pretty sinister little guy entitled Fuzzball.

"warm fuzzy feelings!!"

We think new Dad McGann has definitely used little 6wk old Zack and himself as the
inspiration for this furry Madonna and Child-esque winning pic and gets a lovely mini art hamper from Evans for his troubles.

Congratulations Stephen on both your art blog victory and your gorgeous little baby boy!!

Big shout out to our silver and bronze bloggers Grainne Quinlan and John Walsh. Check out theirs and the rest of the crews “Power Animals” by clicking


One of most prolific Gumball fans Billy Crinion has been in touch with his imagining of himself as a character from the show.

We totally love Billys designs and there is no doubt the kids got talent but I think we’re going to have to see a birth cert, we dont believe you’re only 12!!

"Could TAWOG be the new TOWIE??"


“this is what my The Amazing World of Gumball character would look like if you ever wanted to know…He’s half vampire!
 I really love e-mailing you guys!It’s Really fun in case I ever want to post Gumball stuff!!

Have a great Summer!
Hopefully I will still be e-mailing you!

Yours Faithfully,
Billy Crinion”

Keep them coming Billy, you’re brilliant!!



We’re actually feelin super popular because in addition to our email from Billy we’ve had another email all the way from the USA from another fan of the show.

Sean Walker is 15 and and a massive Gumball fan and sent us in this cool drawing.

Thank you Sean for your awesome artwork and for taking the time to get in touch with us, we really appreciate it and we’re delighted other people find Gumball just as funny as we do.

Keep up the hard work and keep them coming!

“Hello! My name is Sean Walker. I am 15 years old and I would like to state some things! Well first of all I live in the U.S. and I just want to say to you guys at Boulder Media, thank you! Why? Thank you to all of the hard work and effort you have put into making my all time favorite show, The Amazing World of Gumball.
I find it unique and hilarious, and without an animation team, this incredible show would not be on TV and I would not watch Cartoon Network near as much as I do now. Even though I’m 15, just starting high school, I still think to myself that you are never too old to watch cartoons, or anything for that matter. I absolutely love this show!
I do tons of drawings, 95% of the time Gumball related. (5% = Regular Show, Adventure Time, etc.) I’ve pretty much mastered drawing Gumball and other characters. I do up to 3 drawings per day. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but I put effort into what I draw. In fact, just the other day, I was watching the Gumball episode titled “The Kiss” and Gumball suddenly wakes up from a horrible nightmare. That’s where I got the inspiration for the drawing I have attached on a file. It took about…erm…20 min tops to complete.
But anyways, I have plans to become an animator and work at the Cartoon Network US office located in Los Angeles and probably pitch my own show idea! That is, once I become not-so-obsessed-with-Gumball instead of COMPLETELY obsessed and actually take the time to create my own characters.
Haha….well I do say that I have greatly enjoyed Season 1, and am anxiously awaiting (as I’m sure many are as well as I) the release of Season 2 of Gumball for America. That will be the day that the earth stood still to see the holy events emerge from television screens across the nation….*sigh*…but that’s supposed to be in December or next year for the US…which sucks. Really bad.
In the meantime while I anxiously wait, I suppose I shall ponder on the idea of making a Dodge or Dare board game in real life. And with that I say thank you for your time and I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did making it.