Happy Birthday Ronnie del Carmen!
|Ronnie del Carmen (born December 31, 1959) U.S./Filipino director, screenwriter, artist, designer of animated films – Inside Out (2015); Ratatouille (2007)
See some of Ronnie del Carmen’s pre-Pixar art here
Ronnie del Carmen talks about his inspiration for making Inside Out:
And del Carmen talks about collaborating as co-director of Inside Out with Pete Docter:
Happy Birthday Ed Ruscha!
|Edward Ruscha (born December 16, 1937) U.S. artist
Read about Ed Ruscha here and here
“His deadpan representations of Hollywood logos, stylized gas stations, and archetypal landscapes distil the imagery of popular culture into a language of cinematic and typographical codes that are as accessible as they are profound.” – Gagosian Gallery
“[Ruscha’s works] are also sometimes surprisingly funny, in a laconic, Marcel Duchamp-meets-Clint Eastwood sort of way. Ruscha invented an entire artistic genre – one of several in his repertoire – that consists of nothing but words and phrases, floating in vaguely defined space.”
[Interview by Martin Gayford in the Telegraph September 25, 2009]
Books by Ed Ruscha include:
See excerpts of Ed Ruscha’s illustration of Jack Kerouac’s book On the Road
Watch an interview with Ed Ruscha
Happy Birthday Joel Chandler Harris!
|Joel Chandler Harris (born December 9, 1845, according to here) – US folklorist, compiler of Uncle Remus tales
Read the New Georgia Encyclopedia biography of Joel Chandler Harris here
More about Joel Chandler Harris here and here
Happy Birthday Joan Didion!
|Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934) US novelist, memoirist, journalist
Read the Wikipedia article about Joan Didion
Read the Vanity Fair article about Didion: