Sunday, June 28, 2015

25th Anniversary at the Star and Garter

Thanks to Michael and Sharon for organizing it and letting me stay at their amazing house. Thanks to everyone who showed up. It was a blast.
More pictures to follow, I am sure - for now a little taste thanks to Simon Maddocks

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Greatest Cartoon Almost made . . .

Interesting speculation on the collapse of the 'Thief' - listen to the podcast here

Friday, May 8, 2015


Richard Williams will be at Annecy this year presenting the 'Thief' and a section from his latest project entitled 'Prologue'. The Annecy website describes the piece thus 'Two Spartans and two Athenians fight to the death, observed by a little girl.'

Signing at Annecy Dick and Mo. 
(From the Twitter feed of @BarbaraFisinger)

Source: link

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Once upon a time

I fear that it appears to be,
a quarter of a century,
since many of us tried and failed,
while still bright-eyed and bushy-tailed,
to finish one ambitious plan,
but best laid schemes of mice and men,
don't always work out as they ought ta',
so let's grab beer or wine or water,
and all meet at that hallowed spot,
we once used to frequent a lot,
and hug and chat and reminisce,
'bout what once was and what still is.

Some people say, "No it's much more",
it started all in sixty four,
If you were there than it appears,
t'is more like one and fifty years,
it doesn't really matter though,
just raise your glass, say "Cheerio".

(ZigZag, OBE Grand Visier)

Hello everyone,

It's been 25 years round about now that I started working in the Forum, and I feel, I can't let this year slip past without planning a modest get together.
The venue will, in all likelihood be Blake's Bar at the "Star and Garter" again.
I'm currently trying to ascertain what time would suit people best.
So 2 major questions…:

End of June or end of September?

(I know people have to work around School holiday schedules)

Weekday, Weekend day or Friday night?

(For people who travel, a weekend might be better, whilst people working in London might prefer a weekday evening.)

Drop me a line if you worked on the film and let me know what you prefer, I'll let you know in a few weeks what's most popular and I'll take it from there…

Looking forward to seeing you all…


Thursday, March 12, 2015

The next feature . . .

Reader Liam Scanlan wrote to point out Bristol based photographer Adam Cook listing 'Lysistrata' on his credit page. It has been rumored for years that this is what Williams' ongoing feature project is and this would seem to confirm it.

See also this blog that mentions Dick as considering the Greek play as a vehicle for his animation skills as far back as the early 80s.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Museum of Curiosity

Michael Schlingmann found this radio interview with Dick Williams.

BBC "The Museum of Curiosity"

available for 15 more days

Thursday, June 26, 2014

'The Brigands' pt.2

I've found time to work through the rest of the storyboards from 'The Brigands' sequence.  I'll begin posting them here.  As Dick mentions in the recent interview at the BFI the Brigands were designed by Corny Cole. These boards are mostly by Cole I believe with some by Dick (those drawings featuring the Mulla Nasruddin from an earlier version).

See more story sketches from 'The Brigands' sequence here