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Earworm in the house.

January 9th, 2009

Meghan Killen, Fred, Robert Feldman

Carrie and I were happy to host a New York visit from senior designer Meghan Killeen and owner Robert Feldman from Earworm Media, based in Milford, New Jersey. Earworm specializes in web design and animation for clients, and themselves. Their series Dr. Shroud is hosted over at Joost and you can check out the episodes there. Thanks for coming by guys.

Elliot Cowan & Rebecca Angelou in the house.

November 30th, 2008

Elliot Cowan & Rebecca Angelou from fredseibert on Vimeo.

Elliot Cowan stopped by Wednesday with his new wife (congratulations!), artist/designer Rebecca Angelou. I got to see her work for the first time and go over a few projects with Elliot. Elliot’s “Boxhead & Roundhead” was last seen on Channel Frederator in May on Episode #134 oops, in October on Episode #149.

Andy Schwartz in the house.

November 25th, 2008

Andy Schwartz at Frederator from Fred Seibert on Vimeo.

I have an incredible life and I’ve met some amazing people. Including Andy Schwartz, a writer who’s a friend of my wife’s who’s met many more amazing people than I have. This afternoon he came by to discuss the photographic estate of the incomparable music photographer David Gahr, who recently passed away at 85. Andy shows a few of David’s photographs in the video above, and together we plotted to build the public Gahr legacy that David was always too modest to do himself.

Roger Maloney in the house.

November 25th, 2008

Roger Maloney at Frederator from Fred Seibert on Vimeo.

Roger Maloney is a Youth development Specialist for the NYC Board of Education who’s a media specialist; he used to work at BET and MTV. Roger saw me on TV recently and stopped by to ask if I’d come and talk to his elementary school in the Bronx about cartoons. Sign me up! I’ll let you all know how it goes towards the end of January.

Steve Leeds in the house (sort of).

November 25th, 2008

Steve Leeds from fredseibert on Vimeo.

Steve Leeds runs Talent and Industry Affairs over at Sirius Radio and is a professor at William Patterson College in New Jersey, and a colleague of mine from MTV. We had our annual catch up yesterday at the Edison Coffee Shop in Manhattan, and I taped him using the new Flip Video HD camera (a revelation of portable technology).

Casey Safron, Animation Block Party, in the house.

September 28th, 2008

Animation Block Party!
Program cover illustrated by Doug Crane

Over the last five summers, filmmaker Casey Safron has turned his Brooklyn based Animation Block Party into one of the most anticipated festivals (if you insist on calling it that) in the US cartoon community. So it’s always great when he stops by and we talk about ways to do something together. We haven’t figured it out yet, but we’re getting closer!

Paul Young in the house.

July 21st, 2008

Fred & Paul Young
It was great to see Paul Young, Cartoon Saloon founder, Skunk Fu executive producer, when he stopped by to visit Frederator/NY last week. Cartoon Saloon and Paul were honored by the Prime Minister of Ireland last week, invited as part of an Irish business contingent to ring in the New York Stock Market. Keep your eyes open for their feature debut, Brendan and the Secret of Kells.

Ross Bollinger, animator.

May 5th, 2008

Ross Bollinger
Animator Ross Bollinger stopped by on Friday for the first time and showed us his film “The Mosquito Who Gave Up Blood.” Nice to meet you Ross. Come back soon.

Elliot Cowan.

April 29th, 2008


Elliot Cowan came by the other day to show us his storyboard for a funny short called “Snake.”

We met Elliot through his membership on Channel Frederator RAW late last year. We featured his cartoons in Episodes 86 & 106 and in our & “48 Frames…” contest, we’ve hung out at the New York Drinking and Drawing’s, and he gave us a nice, thoughtful, Christmas present.

Thanks to Elliot for kind permission to post some of his storyboard.

Ed Ludvigsen & Brian Belanger

April 22nd, 2008

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Ed Ludvigsen & Brian Belanger came by on Friday to introduce themselves. Ed’s an art director for an online agency in Westchester, New York, and Brian’s a comic book artist and writer in Manchester, New Hampshire. They pitched us their project Skullduggery.

Thanks to Brian for kind permission to post his artwork.