Extracted Frames - The Animated Sketchbook of Mark Neeley / published in 2023 by Cereal Box Studio / a very cool object (spiral-bound in a fold-around silkscreened paper cover)
Artist and designer Mark Neeley compiles frames and process imagery from his catalog of animation work in this new wide-spanning 120-page volume. Each frame has been lovingly translated for risograph printing alongside text by the artist, with a foreword by Aquarium Drunkard founder Justin Gage.
Mark Neeley is an animator and designer from Cincinnati, Ohio. Using analogue production methods, his frame by frame works capture the lasting essence of independent animation. Neeley's short films, music videos and promotional works have been screened at dozens of film festivals internationally, as well as on platforms like PBS. As a purveyor of multiple creative projects at the juxtaposition of sound and vision, Neeley is also a contributing writer for Aquarium Drunkard and other music and arts publications.
“In Extracted Frames, Mark Neeley showcases his masterful artistry with an irresistible blend of nostalgia, whimsy, and boundless creativity. From his hand-drawn animations to the colorful sketches, this book is a visual delight that will leave readers longing to explore the enchanting universe Neeley has brought to life.”—Lou Crisitello, founder of Perpetual Doom
“The playful minimalism and abstraction of Neeley’s animation offers a tender, nostalgic perspective as colorful, alive, and lyrical as the music he so dutifully envisions. The easy on the eyes imagery of Extracted Frames is made that much richer by the treasure hunt-rich commentary offering readers a wealth of continued listening and viewing pleasures.”—Izzy Fradin