Reuben Report- Friday

May 23rd, 2009 | Posted in General

Friday at the Reubens usually features several seminars/presentations by guest speakers, followed by a welcome party. This year the speaker line up typically stellar with three presentations.

First up was Steve Moore. Steve is the creator of the syndicated feature “In the Bleachers” and the hit feature film “Open Season”. He talked about his experiences in translating “print” ideas and properties into other media including television and feature films.

Legendary animator Eric Goldberg spoke about his work and process. Eric worked on such Disney projects as “Aladdin”, “Rhapsody in Blue” from Fantasia 2000 and directed “Pocahontas” and “Looney Tunes: Back in Action”. He talked about his upcoming Disney film “The Frog Prince”.

Finally, movie poster artist extraordinaire Drew Struzan did a great presentation showcasing his work. Drew has illustrated hundreds of major movie posters, book covers, video game packaging and his work is instantly recognizable all around the world. He had a very informal talk that consisted of answering audience questions as his work was projected on the screen. He had lots of stories about working with “Hollywood” and some of the difficulties and challenges associated with that industry.

Drew StruzanIllustrator Drew Struzan

Following the seminars was the welcome party, by the pool on the roof of the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel. It’s always fun to hang out with all these famous cartoonists and people you have admired your whole life. It does not get old.

Sorry I don’t have many decent pictures of the seminars or the party… I’ll do better today.


  1. Monty says:

    Wish I could have heard Drew Struzan’s talk. He has long been my favorite illustrator. A real inspiration.


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