First Look Lava

In the wonderful world of Pixar, romance isn’t just for human beings or even animals. It’s also for dolls, cars, robots, and umbrellas — and now it’s for gigantic landforms as well.

The latest Pixar short Lava centers around two volcanos who fall in love. And why not? Once you get a peek at Uku’s adorable mug, you might find yourself feeling some affection for this big hunk of rock, too. Get your first look at Lava after the jump.

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I recently had a chance to visit the Fremont Sunday Market, which is always brimming with interesting curios and personalities. This past weekend, the work of Dave Ryan from Manticore Stencil really caught my eye. Ryan makes a living off his eye-catching pop culture stencils, which are on display at the Market and at various other locations throughout Seattle. Often he will take old, second-hand paintings and stencil recognizable pop culture artifacts onto them. I found the results to be goofy, charming, and amusing.

I had a chance to chat with Dave on camera about his working style, but the story of how he really got into art truly blew me away. See the video after the jump. Read More »

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