I made this poster to celebrate ASIFA's annual "International Animation Day" celebration today (10/28). Since August, I have been teaching an animation workshop class twice a week and it has been one of the coolest experiences of my life, Thus far we have dug into a lot of animation history by watching a wide variety of films both commercial and independent, and have done some basic animation from flipbooks to very simple exercises like the bouncing ball using the good old traditional way with a pegbar and punched paper. We are currently moving into the basics of stop motion using clay. The students designed their own IAD posters, too, as a culmination of learning to ink with a variety of different brushes/tools using a lightbox. More on all of this later. Until then, happy International Animation Day!