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Hey Artists! Time’s almost up

Hey Artists! It’s a fun art contest with Prizes! Doodle, Sketch, Scribble, Sulpt and Scratch. The deadline is almost here! Click below to join in and scroll down to see some of the entries.


This amazing morning Everybody finger pointing was entered by Tara Audibert!



A Classic Curtis and Milo by L’il Sam!…


…and this Milo The Catboy is By Shelby Christie! Fantastic!



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Every Week! Winners will be announced on the show!

nARTcissistic Art Contest

Not too Long ago my fantastic friend Tara wrote a rant about how Art contests should be called “Shart contests”. Because they’re more like a shitty fart than an actual contest a person can compete it. Which is true. She also said it’s okay to enter an art contest as long as it’s for fun. If you enter expecting to win based on artistic merit you will be in for a world of disappointment. Art is subjective and people are the weirdest judges of things.

While she ranted about this I’d entered into an animation contest. A contest that was kind of fun but at a certain point I realized, “This contest isn’t all about me.” I could enjoy it, but like most things in my life: I didn’t just want to be in the contest, I wanted to be the contest. So I thought good and hard about the entire history of the world (As one should always do when making a decision).

Back in the days when I supervised an animation studio full of maniacs, I had business cards. About a thousand business cards. I handed out 6 or 7 of those thousand. One of them is still on my mom’s fridge today.


Everybody used a hi-contrast photo of themselves for their card. When they got to the art nerds: Ron Doucet, James Boyd and Me… we said, “No, we’ll draw ours”. Which super irritated Mike the graphic design engineer (It was fun to irritate Mike). After we submitted our images, some of the “normal” Nonimators wanted cartoon versions of themselves too… we had started a thing and ruined Mike’s week. It was a good week.

The open box of business cards sat on my desk… forever. Animators and visitors would ask, “what are these for?” Then never take one when I said, “They’re for people to take.” Until one day somebody drew on one and added to the the name and/or job title. It was meant to be hurtful but still funny. Later people started using white out to remove the drawing and add their own. Eventually the secret was revealed that you could simply erase what you wanted. With a common house hold pencil eraser. After that people would stop by to grab a handful at a time. One animator said, “What if you run out?” and I replied, “That’s just the first box, there’s another 500 cards in the drawer.”


I posted them all on the wall, even the offensive cards. One person asked what it was for. I asked them what they meant by that. They seemed to think it was some kind of contest, that there was some kind of ending. I said, “No. I’ve asked nobody to do any of these. Not one of them. People just do them. They sometimes ask permission for some reason, but other than that, no… there is no reason but fun”. I should have given out prizes. But I didn’t. I just did my job and occasionally posted a business card on the wall. People were often offended if I didn’t put theirs on the wall right away.


So within my survey of all of time I decided the “Draw-Me” contest was never officially finished or started. So I made an official: Draw Milo and Me Contest with Prizes.

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-5-55-50-pmI’m both excited and terrified to see how people see me. It’s probably a huge mistake, but most fun stories start with at least one weird mistake…

…Here’s the video of the beginning of this particular mistake.


Click here for more contest info and to enter.

Anybody can Enter! Draw, Paint, Photoshop, 3D… Whatever you do. I can’t wait to see it.
Have Fun and Post your art on Facebook.com/MorningEveryBody to be participate.



#TBT The Curtis and Tara Show Eps76: You Think You’re Tougher than me? No I Just Don’t Care.


In the beginning there was no No Such Thing as Grown Ups, no Burke and no Gianon the Fortress of Solitude, only the constant conversation between two animators with microphones talking to the world. Listen to how it all began, every Thursday, in a Lord of the Rings length journey, where we search for our mantra and throw grown ups to the fiery pits of Mordor when we conclude that there’s NO SUCH THING AS GROWN UPS. 

Listen to this weeks NEW NSTAGU Eps #78: Most Racist Road Trip Ever



78! We find out The Village is a movie and a MALL! We get fast and delightful 7, and visit bed bath and beyong amazing. We made a music video and Tara needs someone to Obey her commands. Join us in our return road trip! We aim to inspire and lead by example by being successful non-grown ups.

Watch our EPIC RAP BATTLE Music Video!
Check out our new & improved website! nosuchthingasgrownups.com

#TBT The Curtis and Tara Show Eps 72: A Billion Dollars for a Jug of Water


In the beginning there was no No Such Thing as Grown Ups, no Burke and no Gianon the Fortress of Solitude, only the constant conversation between two animators with microphones talking to the world. Listen to how it all began, every Thursday, in a Lord of the Rings length journey, where we search for our mantra and throw grown ups to the fiery pits of Mordor when we conclude that there’s NO SUCH THING AS GROWN UPS. 

Listen to this weeks NEW NSTAGU Eps #75: The Frugal Snack Scam

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Day in the life of an Artist: Daniel Szilagyi UI Artist & VCAD Instructor


Day in the life of an artist : Daniel Szilagyi

Thanks for stopping by! When I started going to film school one of the things that was really amazing to me was to hear stories of artists I looked up to and how their days were!

I don’t think my day is nearly as exciting as some of those amazing people but hope to give a better glimpse as to what my day looks like time to time!

I work as a UI artist at a smaller tech start up in Vancouver where we work at racing and betting, as well as a freelance artist and part time instructor at VCAD ( Vancouver College of Art & Design )

It all starts here in my room though I get up to get ready most of the time around 8am ( I get up around 7am if I head to life drawing classes at VCAD )


I get up and check my desk ( love the art books and comics ) and then make my way over to the turtle tank to say hi to my turtles ( Fatty and Winnie )



Next it’s time to really wake up and get going with one of the loves of my life…


Mmm pixel hearts


I love to get ready and make sure all my stuff is packed ahead of time so I get my lunch and snacks ready, this time I have water and juices for later plus some good lunch, my headphones for travel music before I’m ready to depart.


The view from my balcony, so I know today ( like most days ) will be a rainy one…better grab my jacket.


View before I lock up and leave ( the painting is my mom’s! )


I hate waiting for the bus sometimes and since I sit most of the day I try and make sure to walk as much as I can, this route takes me about 15mins to get to the train to catch my train downtown to work.


After a train ride, catching another bus across a bridge. I finally can walk to work! this is the view from under the bridge ( Granville Island ) it sounds like a long trip just to get to work but honestly it’s about 45mins from door to door and I don’t live near the core city ( Vancouver )


On the plus side the island has some cool graffiti / Street art every once in a while if you look around, I spotted this guy today.

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Today one of my co-workers at the studio bought in a whole bunch of older Marvel and Image comics original art work signed by the artists from comic cons back in the 80’s in the pics these are done by John Bryne of classic X-Men Fame. I try to share stuff with people who are interested in the same things as me and sometimes I see cool stuff like this and makes the days at the studio fun.


I start my work day by checking my emails to see what’s urgent, if we don’t have a morning meeting or stand up I get to work on my tasks for the day.


I’m doing some webpage design and layout today using photoshop, but other days I might be working on mobile UI assets, UX/wireframes or dealing with contractors, our business is growing and new tasks sometimes come up daily and other days it’s more relaxed.


It’s lunch time! so after eating I like to walk around and get some air, sometimes I go near the pond to see the geese ( the most unCanadian animal ever ) or the turtles and ducks.


Have a pretty good view and thankfully we’re still small but I’m about to end my day, tonight I head over to teach at the school downtown.

I teach character design and next term mobile design and theory.


Finally after teaching class I make my way home from downtown and get ready for the next day.

On nights I don’t teach I usually go home to make some dinner and then relax, draw or work on my freelance work.

That’s it! I’m happy to have shared my day and I hope it’s interesting to someone.

My work can be found at my portfolio

Daniel Szilagyi is an artist living and working in Vancouver BC. He has worked in the TV animation industry since 2006 in several production roles ranging from color, character design, storyboarding, flash builds and 2D digital animation.
He moved into gaming in 2011 and since then has worked for indie game studios and start ups to larger well known local game studios in such roles as art lead, artist, UI/UX designer and digital animator. He currently works at a smaller start up, focusing on wagering and freelance in his spare time for a local studio for 2D assets. He also teaches at VCAD part time.

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