Launched earlier in the year as an online-only download, fps Magazine has been met with incredible support from the animation community. Having already greatly surpassed the amount of downloads and hits for that of the first online issue, with this current issue, fps Magazine and its editorial staff are certainly gauged to accomplish much with their interest and love for the medium as put to print. And it is in their most recently published issue that the editorial staff has acknowledged not just the growing popularity of Japanese animation, but has also addressed recent animation news, an insight into undoubtedly influential animation cameraman George Davis, and reviews of some of the more recent animation-related product releases, from anime DVDs to the recently released Chuck Jones Conversations.
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Next month, the editorial staff of fps Magazine will be taking an in-depth look at Women in Animation. This includes not just the female faces we see on the screen, but will also include various feature articles and observations about the lovely ladies behind the scenes as well. The Women in Animation themed issue of the magazine will be available at the end of the month of June 2005, online and available for free just as the current issue is, and will certainly be filled to the brim with smart and detailed articles just as always.
Originally an animation print magazine, Frames Per Second Magazine was first published in 1991, with news, features and commentary on all aspects of animation--conception, creation, voice-acting, screenings--from all over the world. Frames Per Second Magazine continues the tradition of articulate and insightful analyses of animation in all its forms. The magazine's website is composed of news, features, commentary, festival overviews, reviews, a treasure trove of links, a list of animation releases and books of interest, and the fps Store, which lists Frames Per Second Magazine affiliates.
Founding editor of Frames Per Second Magazine, Emru Townsend, lives in Montreal and writes about animation, live-action films, technology, music, comics and books for such diverse publications and web sites as PC World, The Hub: Digital Living, January Magazine, The All-Movie Guide, and his own web site, The Critical Eye (including articles and interviews from Frames Per Second Magazine's previous print incarnation, and items before the creation of fpsmagazine.com). Townsend wants people to know that "fps looks at all aspects of animation critically, without being stuffy."