RIP Sam Simon'sigh'...First, it was Robin Williams a few months ago, then last week, it was Leonard Nimoy and now the person whom I had the most respect for from the Simpsons staff has passed away after a long fight with cancer: Sam Simon.More Like This
What most of you may, or may not know, Sam was the guy hired by James L. Brooks to get the Simpsons off the ground in 1989 and it was his job to make Matt Groening's "Cartoon Shorts" to work for a half-hour, animated sitcom. Sam hired the writers, and help reshape the Simpson family, too. It was Sam that said Lisa should be the smart, sensitive one, instead of the brat on the "Shorts" and Sam saved one of the greatest scenes in the show's history: Homer's jump over Springfield Gorge on a skateboard.
(According to the "Unauthorized Guide to the Simpsons", Matt Groening learned of the "jump" and went over Sam's head and wanted it removed from the episode "Bart the Daredevil". Sam, furious, went back to the animation studio and made the staff reins
Art + Anatomy book Recommendations15 books I recommend for anatomy, art fundamental study and art inspiration. Please note that these are simply my personal recommendations and books that's helped me a lot in the past.More Like This
I've taken photos for these books, so Here's a less image-heavy list (on tumblr)
This took so much longer than I first anticipated so I really hope people find this helpful cause, seriously, spending 3 days on this does not feel like it was worth it
edit: I'm putting the tl;dr list here first as a preview of the books I'm recommending.
TL;DR List of books
An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists
The Art of Animal Drawing
Anatomy for the Artist