Welcome to another issue of the Atomic Cartoons newsletter. Summer may be gone, but things are heating up at Atomic. Read on!
Atomic is proud to present the 2nd Annual Kooks and Legends: Animated Motion Pictures curated by Marv Newland on Tuesday, October 11th in association with the Vancouver International Film Festival. Tickets are still available!
Job Maker Award Presented to President of Atomic Cartoons

BC Minister of Jobs, Tourism
and Skills Training and the Minister responsible for Labour, Shirley Bond and Parliamentary Secretary Greg Kyllo gave an update on British Columbia’s economic progress since the BC Jobs Plan release in 2011 and a preview of where the jobs plan is headed in the five-year update later this fall. While at Atomic Cartoons,
Minister Shirley Bond also presented President, Jennifer McCarron with a Job Maker award. 
Atomic Cartoons hosted an UME Video Game Design Camp this summer for children of Atomic crew and KidStart mentoring program. Children learned the fundamentals of game design and created their first video games. Their days included outdoor games, board games and traditional art  infused with game design theory and practice. Check out the UME academy for some awesome programs for kids!
Soda Pictures Canada, a Thunderbird Films company is set to release award-winning film Long Way North at Cineplex locations in Vancouver and Toronto on October 14th. Stunningly rendered in traditional hand-drawn 2D animation, the film is the directorial debut from animator Rémi Chayé. View the trailer here.
Crew Profile: Alex Nagy

This month we are featuring, crew member Alex Nagy. He's recently been in the spotlight for winning the Radcliffe Foundation Short Film Competition, for his short film 'Helpful Hand' - We're extremely proud of Alex and happy to have him on board at Atomic.

What do you do at Atomic?
I am an Animation Supervisor on 3D projects. I'll be transitioning to be Previs Sup for the next show.
Explain your daily work day...My work day can vary a lot. Overall it's creating something cool and exciting. If I'm not creating, then I help others to produce entertaining work. I also try and play a game of soccer at lunch.
How long have been at Atomic?
Coming up this new year I will have been with Atomic for 3 years!

How did you get into animation?
I fell into animation. My high school offered some basic 3D classes, which I loved. It took a couple of years playing with 3D for me to find and set my sights on animation.

What Post-Secondary School did you go to? and Why did you choose that school?
I went to the Art Institute of Vancouver in 06/07. I chose Ai because I had taken a week long course call Sweat, offered to high school students to see what life at Ai would be like. Really, I wanted a week off from school and this was a great way to also learn more about 3D. After the week ended I signed up with Ai for the Animation and Design program.

Favorite things to do in Vancouver?
By far my favorite thing about Vancouver is our mountains! Camping and summiting some of the local/near by mountains is my favorite thing to do. Our local breweries kick butt, specially Howe Sound Brewery. I also like raising a family here.

$20,000 Awarded to Alex Nagy

Announced at the Vancouver International Film Festival's Opening Night Gala, Atomic artist Alex Nagy was awarded with the $20,000 grand prize from the Radcliffe Foundation for his short film Helpful Hand. The award is a result of a months-long short film competition aimed at encouraging Canadians to take action on the global refugee crisis.
We are attending MIPCOM in Cannes France again this year - The world's entertainment content market. MIPCOM gathers the world's most influential industry players for four days of meetings, screenings and conferences.
Halloween Cartoonapalooza

Atomic Cartoons is known for their legendary costume party - Halloween Cartoonapalooza - You're all invited - Just $5 for Non-Atomic crew members and all proceeds go to KidStart mentoring program. Join us for a night of dancing with the Best Night Ever Band at the Biltmore Cabaret on October 27th at 8pm!
Run, Forrest Run

Eight Atomic runners are participating in the Whistler50 Relay on October 15th in support of KidStart mentoring program and their holiday hampers campaign. Atomic crew member, Chelsea Ker will dress up as Forrest Gump if she raises $500 - Donate now! Let's help Forrest Run!
Time to Mentor?

Has mentoring been on your mind? Why not look into KidStart mentoring program  there is a large demand for mentors in Vancouver right now. Make a difference in someone's life.
DTV's New Logo

Drawn Together Vancouver is proud to announce that Mara Soriano is the winner of its logo contest. The new logo was chosen from a number of entries submitted by women artists to represent the newly-formed group.
To find out more details join the DTV group today, and stay up to date with events and news about women in animation in Vancouver.

During the month of October - #Inktober happens. 31 days and 31 drawings. See what Atomic artists are drawing. Visit our Instagram page for updates.
Below drawings by Atomic artists - Shawn Pedralba, Samantha Wheeldon, and Derek Toye.
Black and White Affair

Thanks again to Thunderbird Films for hosting a fun night at the Stanley Park Pavilion, we all had a great time listening to the band Soulstream and dressing up in our finest black and white attire.
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