Dan Meth named artist-in-residence at KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival
Cartoonist and animation director Dan Meth joins KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival as artist-in-residence.
30 JUNE 2016, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
SummaryKLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival has named award-winning cartoonist and animation director Dan Meth as its artist-in-residence for 2016. As part of his residency Meth will create animations and cartoons for the Amsterdam based animation festival’s social media platforms. A collection of his work will also be exhibited during the annual six-day festival, 25-30 October.
“We’re pleased to have Dan Meth join us here at KLIK! this year”, said Yvonne van Ulden, creative director of KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival. “Earlier this year Dan relocated from New York City to the Netherlands seeking new inspirations, and he wanted to get involved in the Dutch animation scene. His eclectic and colorful mix of the funny and bizarre perfectly fits with KLIK!’s fun and edgy approach of animation. With his experience in creating cartoons and memes that are infused with popular culture, Dan can use our social media platforms as a playground to experiment with KLIK!’s beloved characters and to promote animation’s diversity and broad appeal.”
Born in the suburbs of New York City, Dan Meth started drawing cartoons as soon as he could hold a crayon. After a childhood and adolescence spent devouring visual art followed by a major in illustration at Syracuse University, he set out into the world to make a career in animation.
Meth graduated exactly as a new video-friendly internet was giving birth to an unprecedented freedom and power for independent animators. He quickly established himself as a creator of ‘viral’ animated comedy, and created many cartoons and memes that have been shared all over the world. In 2007, he directed The Meth Minute, a 39-episode series which was followed by a spin-off called Nite Fite. He has also worked on television series such as Comedy Central's Ugly Americans and Nickelodeon's Random Cartoons and has been commissioned to draw illustrations for The New York Times, BuzzFeed, and New York Magazine.
Meth is currently working on a sci-fi graphic novel epic called The Regolith which you can read on Instagram each day as he finishes it.
KLIK! will be publishing Meth’s work on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and its mascot fan page. A collection of Meth's work created as part of his residency will be on display during the ninth edition of KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, 25-30 October at EYE in Amsterdam.
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival is an annual celebration of all things animated. KLIK! likes to showcase animation in all of its shapes and sizes, giving a platform to animated feature films, shorts, commercials, video games and installations. KLIK! brings its passion and knowledge of provocative top-quality animation to a wide audience with an annual festival in Amsterdam, and other exciting activities happening in its wake. The ninth festival edition will be hosted 25-30 October 2016 at EYE, Amsterdam.
"KLIK! is quirky, fun and unafraid to push things further than the average animation festival. " Amid Amidi
"One of the city’s most unique film festivals, KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival features a massive selection of top-quality animated films that go well beyond Walt's work." I amsterdam
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About KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival
KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival is an annual celebration of all things animated. KLIK likes to showcase animation in all of its shapes and sizes, giving a platform to animated feature films, shorts, commercials, video games and installations. KLIK will celebrate its tenth anniversary edition 17-22 October 2017 at EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. For last year’s international competition KLIK received over 1800 entries from 83 countries.