Guido Manuli (2012)

A clever 2D cutout animation parodying Disney’s classic Silly Symphony style of cartoons in an absurd and humorous way. Enjoy! Thanks for watching HMC:)

Guido Manuli is an Italian screenwriter, film director, and animator. Born in Cervia in 1939, he started his career in Milan as an illustrator. In 1960 he began collaboration with Bruno Bozzetto, assuming various roles from animator and illustrator to director.

Bob Marley & The Wailers (1980)

“The road of life is rocky; And you may stumble too. So while you point your fingers, someone else is judging you”

Bob Marley

Bob Marley & The Wailers Could You Be Loved official music video. Inspired by Cedella Marley and all that she’s doing for women’s soccer in the Caribbean + Latin America through her Football is Freedom initiative. Stay positive & keep going 💚

Animation and direction by Vanja Vikalo LINNCH

Vanja Vikalo LINNCH is a multidisciplinary artist residing in Belgrade. Calling himself primarily an illustrator and an animator, Linnch creates characters and settings with surprising internal logic, playing with different visual forms. A unique entirety of his expression comes through each project he’s working on, both personal and commercial. Clients and artists include Bob Marley, 2 Chainz, YE (Kanye West), Ty Dolla $ign, FKA Twigs, Jadakiss, Trouble, Quavo, Who See, UNICEF, Coca-Cola, Samsung, Vice, Tuborg, Vip Mobile, and many more. Linnch’s work doesn’t stray from commentary and activism, they’re bold and they have a commanding presence, usually communicating with the audience through humor and skepticism. Talk will be revolving around career defining projects and stories behind them, but also his path from illustrator and muralist to animator/animation director.

John Branch (2021)

John Branch

John Branch is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Houston, Texas. A North Carolina native,  he was the editorial cartoonist for the San Antonio Express-News from 1981 until 2015.

    Currently drawing for the Rivard Report, John’s work is distributed nationally by King Features/North America Syndicate and has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Dallas Morning News,  Newsweek and many other publications. He is a member and former officer of the  Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and hosted the 2008 AAEC annual convention.

    John graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1976. He worked at The Daily Tar Heel and Chapel Hill Newspaper before moving to Texas.

To learn more about John Branch and to see more of his work, visit: https://branchtoon.com/

Pete Beard (2020)

This video takes a look at the life and work of British illustrator and author Mervyn Peake.
He was one of the most unusual and distinctive 20th century British illustrators, and although he could be considered more of an acquired taste than others I’ve featured I hope this will create some new enthusiasts among those who’ve never heard of him.

Mervyn Peake was an English writer, artist, poet, and illustrator. He is best known for what are usually referred to as the Gormenghast books. The three works were part of what Peake conceived as a lengthy cycle, the completion of which was prevented by his death.

Nigel Finch (1978)

BBC program Omnibus features Nigel Finch’s 50-minute 1978 documentary of Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman, with cameos by John Dean, Brian Doyle, Bill Murray, Ray Romano, and more.

Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood, also known as Fear and Loathing in Gonzovision, is a documentary film produced by BBC Omnibus in 1978 on the subject of Hunter S. Thompson, directed by Nigel Finch. The road trip/film pairs Thompson with Finch’s fellow Briton and illustrator Ralph Steadman. The party travel to Hollywood via Death Valley and Barstow from Las Vegas, scene of the pair’s 1971 collaboration. It contains interviews with Thompson and Steadman, as well as some short excerpts from some of his work.