The 263rd meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  January 21, 2020 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, room UL 105 (lower level). Free and open to the public.

Augenblick Studios: 20 Years of Animation.

Brooklyn-based Augenblick Studios is celebrating their 20th anniversary in animation with a screening at the The Comics and Picture-story Symposium at Parsons. This screening will showcase their very best animation from the past two decades, including Ugly Americans, The Jellies, Wonder Showzen, and Superjail. Plus never-before-seen rarities! The screening will be followed by a Q&A with founder Aaron Augenblick and creative directors Katie Wendt, Jeremy Jusay, and Devin Clark. 

About Augenblick Studios: 

Augenblick Studios is an independent animation studio located in Brooklyn, NY.  Notable productions include The Jellies (Adult Swim), Losers (Netflix), Ugly Americans (Comedy Central), Superjail! (Adult Swim), Golden Age (Comedy Central), and Wonder Showzen (MTV).  Augenblick Studios is one of the leading animation companies in the world, well renowned for their unique brand of adult cartoon comedy.   

Aaron Augenblick is the founder of animation company Augenblick Studios. After graduating from SVA, he worked at MTV Animation on the shows Daria and Downtown. He left in 1999 to open his own independent studio in Brooklyn, NY. He has designed, animated, and directed on many of the studio’s productions, including Wonder Showzen, Superjail, and Ugly Americans. He wrote and and directed the independent short film Golden Age, which was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Grand Prix at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Aaron’s graphic novel Tales of the Great Unspoken was a recipient of the prestigious Xeric Award and distributed by Top Shelf Productions.

Katie Wendt graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010 and has been a regular at Augenblick Studios ever since. She’s served as Animation Director for The Jellies! (Adult Swim) as well as lead animator, storyboard artist, and almost every position between on productions including Ugly Americans (Comedy Central), Golan the Insatiable (FOX), The Snackdown (Cooking Channel), numerous TED-Ed animated shorts, and more. She also serves as a board member for the Lady Tech Guild and will feed your pets while you’re away for the weekend, if you need someone to stop by.

Jeremy Jusay got his arts education at NYC’s School of Visual Arts where he befriended his future employer Aaron Augenblick. He is currently the senior layout director at Augenblick Studios, which has been responsible for such shows as Wonder Showzen, Superjail, and Ugly Americans. He also self-publishes several comics, the latest of which is his annual tribute to EC comics, Jusay Pulp, and occasionally illustrates for zines like I Love Bad Movies and Strange Paradise, as well as designing posters for the Criterion Collection, Cain’s Tavern, and Matt Timm’s Takedowns.

Devin Clark is a New York based animation producer, director, designer, and illustrator. He was the creator, director, and executive producer of the cult hit “Ugly Americans” which ran for 3 seasons on Comedy Central. He produced the viral hit animated web series, Lifehacker Explains, for Gizmodo Media Group. He created the hit animated web series, Instant Life Lessons, for Official Comedy in 2014. His freelance clients include HBO, MTV, Comedy Central, TCM, Adult Swim, and Cartoon Network. His films have been featured in Stash Magazine, Animation Block Party, Rooftop Films, Ottawa Film Festival, Platform, Atom films, and BDA.

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