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Bill Plympton's cartoons have been published in the New York Times, Vogue, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. His films are seen and heralded around the world. David B. Levy is an award-winning animation director, author, and animation industry expert. Terry Gilliam is an award-winning director, animator, and author best known as a member of Monty Python and for the films Brazil, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Time Bandits, The Brothers Grimm, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
"No one ever needs an excuse to seek out animator Bill Plympton -- the urge to laugh until stuff comes spewing out the nostrils is reason enough -- but now there's a big gorgeous book full of Plympton's weird, hilarious, haunting work." The Maddow Blog
"Independently Animated: Bill Plympton, The Life and Art of
the King of Indie Animation juxtaposes the story of Academy
Award-nominee Plympton's life and art against the background of the
animation industry." Publishers Weekly ..".reads like a
meandering journey into the mind of a slightly demented and always
devious social agitator who wielded his colored pencils to
entertain fans and influence artists around the world."
Coolhunting.com "Mention indie animation and Bill Plympton's name
is the first to pop to mind. Since the mid-1980s, the New
York-based animator has entertained audiences with his unique and
quirky take on human (and canine) foibles, without having to
conform to any particular formula, genre or studio mentality."
"The lavishly illustrated new book Independently Animated: The Life and Art of the King of Indie Animation, by Bill Plympton and David Levy, is part biography, part retrospective, and part behind-the-scenes look at Bill Plympton's life and career." flavorpill.com "This is definitely a retrospective book that everyone should pick up." Juxtapoz