The 159th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  Sept. 13, 2016 at 7pm at Parsons The New School for Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.

Tommy José Stathes on his work as an early animation archivist and researcher.
Animation historian and archivist presents an overview of the 1913-1927 animated films produced by the pioneering Bray Studios of New York City. Stathes shares rare Bray film clips, images, and information from his archives while also discussing his work in finding rare early ‘orphaned’ films and reintroducing them to modern audiences.

Tommy José Stathes is an archivist, historian, exhibitor, distributor, and educator in the realm of early animated films. Stathes is best known in film history circles for creating the Bray Animation Project research initiative; the Cartoons On Film early animation release label and Cartoon Roots Blu-ray home video releases; supplying early animated films to and co-hosting them on Turner Classic Movies; as well as for the 16mm Cartoon Carnival film series in New York City. He is also Consulting Producer on Cartoon Carnival: The Documentary, an educational film about silent- era animation as well as Stathes’ related work in archiving and exhibiting this subgenre, which is currently in production.

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