Skwigly is Back

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Back in 2004, when I was living in London, I had the pleasure of occasionally writing for Skwigly, an online magazine that seemed to position itself as a British version of Animation World Network (awn.com). I was happy to continue my association when I moved to the Atlanta area. But soon after, they seemingly went out of business and their site was taken down. (I did post an article I wrote for them on this blog on Joanna Priestly here.) Then, all of sudden, I got an email from its editor, David Smith, indicating they were back!

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As might be expected the site is structured as a blog and recent pieces include a review of Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s Arrietty (Kari-gurashi no Arrietty) from Studio Ghibli, an interview with Alex Williams and a review of Animated Performance, the new book by Nancy Bieman.

Needless to say, it’s good to have Skwigly back. My only complaint is there is no easy way to search the site, especially if you’re looking for my articles (if you’re interested here are links to my interviews for them with Bill Dennis, Linda Simensky and Robert Lione).

Last update: January 29, 2017.

Author: Harvey Deneroff

Harvey Deneroff is a Los Angeles-based independent animation and film scholar specializing in labor history. He formerly taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design and was editor of Animation Magazine, Animation World Magazine, and Graiffit (published by ASIFA-Hollywood). He is the founder and past president of the Society for Animation Studies.

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