Conventions and Fairs

Thanks Project Anime LA 2019!!!

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It’s time to look back on one of the exciting new conferences we attended this year: Project Anime: Los Angeles!! A biannual conference between Tokyo and Los Angeles, this was the first year that Project Anime provided two different tracks: one for conventions, and one for the anime industry!!!

With speakers from all parts of the industry - producers, directors, toy designers, etc. - we learned a lot about the differences in animation development and production in Japan, the challenges of adapting Japanese properties for global audiences, the power of merchandise, and more! What was really special was how easy it was to talk with everyone, even before the networking reception. Between the many inspirational panels, we made new connections, new friends, and even snagged some sweet Yokai merch for our shrine!!

Here’s hoping to see you next year Project Anime!!!

Yokai Watch Shrine!

Yokai Watch Shrine!

Comic Barcelona!

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So excited about this 37 Comic Barcelona Festival! Not only because I love comics and it happens in my home city, but also because for the very first time ever I will be part of it! Super thrilled to be sharing some comic knowledge with the little ones at the Comic Kids section, but also to be part of the educational program with the “not so little anymore” future pool of artists! Here at Glow in the Dark, we are all about of giving back to the community, and what a better way for me than sharing some knowledge and tips in Barcelona!

Stay tuned for more news!

Diferente!

Here  Linkedin  Article.

Here Linkedin Article.

Really excited to share the news that Katia Grifols (our mastermind at the studio) is part of this amazing rooster of Spanish Artists united for a wonderful cause: the creation of  Diferente, a co-illustrated comic written by ILEsucero and sponsored by Dibujos Por Sonrisas.  The project it’s been crafted in a disinterested way, since the benefits of this comic will be used in the campaigns that the organization Dibujos Por Sonrisas carries out to dignify the lives of refugees.

Diferente will be presented during the next Comic Barcelona 2019, and besides acquiring it right there, you will soon have it in all the bookstores.

Diferente tells the story of Jana, a young woman whom one day discovers that the world around her changes in appearance at every moment. To visualize these changes in the reality of Jana, each page of  Diferente  - sometimes even each vignette - is drawn by a different artist. A   narrative tour de force that moves between fantasy and thriller showcasing the journey of self-discovery and self-improvement.

We really hope the best for such a wonderful project!!!

TAC and OTTAWA International Animation Film Festival! 2018

After a crazy inspiring week we can say we are back in Burbank with a LOT of awesome stories to tell from the OIAF !!! The convention was a success for us!! Not only we had a chance to represent Pirateers! It the TAC semifinals (that was an awesome experience already!), but we also took full advantage of all the incredible inspiring and informational lectures, events and a very well organized Business Fast Track. We saw a lot of international movies, made tones of talented friends and discover the heart of a very lively city that lives up to their high Canadien friendly standards.

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The event had a lot of very fun and successful networking events like the Toon Boom sponsored Boat Cruise, or the BBQ-Pumpkin-Carving event in the beautiful park sponsored by Cartoon Network. Not to forget the great Nickelodeon Breakfast and the lunch and parties networking events. We really look forward to come back next year and see all the new friends we meet! Also stay tuned for mischievous outcomes from this event!

And what kind of Creative Studio we would be if we didn’t took the chance to explore and get inspired by this beautiful city?? So we did!!! And we discover tones of wonderful bookstores, secret coffees, amazing beautiful fall colors and very impressive Modern-gothic Architecture!

Ottawa is a Must See City!!

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Congrats to our Pirateers Crew for entering on OIAF's Semi-Finals!!!!

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We are soooo excited and soooo proud of our Pirateers Crew for hitting the semi-finals at the PITCH THIS! Competition at this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival. We hope the the best luck for them the next week in Canada!!! That has been a truly team effort!!!

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Licensing Expo 2018!!!

We have been kind of bad at updating our news… so here it will be a long list of (I hope in some kind of fashionable order!) events we attended in this 2018!


Our mandatory visit at Las Vegas Licensing Expo 2018. After 3 days of really cool stands, entertainment and licensing news and panels, a tones of meetings and a lot of new and familiar faces to say Hi! We can say… that this year Expo was a success for Glow in the Dark!!! New great things ahead of us!!!

Keep posted!


CTN-Xperience 2017!!!!!

We survived once more to CTNX! This year was a bit special for us! Not only was the first one fully promoting the studio, but also was the first one trying something different! was kind of scary... but went great! We were very excited to set up on Wednesday night our new booth with our new goodies, new flyers, some stickers, portfolio reviews... and lectures! 

We definitely have to thank all our tablemates: Benson Shum, Trent Correy, Michael Woodside and Melany Altuna for being great to be with! Also our great collaborators Ryan Hansen and Annushka Almendros and Denise Caro (Our great intern!) for helping us to hold the fort! And to all of you that came by to say Hi!!, participated in our portfolio review and got interested in meeting with us and learn about the studio!! Was great to see new and old faces!

Thanks to everybody that came to our "From idea to Pitch" panel !!! Was very incredible to see how many of you are interested in pitching and developing original content. The panel was nervewracking for us (The good kind of nervewracking tho!) since it was a full house audience and a great turnout! We definitely had a lot of fun and we hope you all enjoyed as we did!

Thanks also all the  CTNX  team for their support and extra time for questions!!

Thanks also all the CTNX team for their support and extra time for questions!!

And last but not least, thank you to Casey Robin for inviting Katia Grifols to be part of her great "Freedom of Freelancing" panel this year. Was great to sit once more with Nic Gregory and Alina Chau to discuss the wonders of freelancing! Thanks also to all the people that came or saw our panel live! 

And all of that wouldn't have been possible without the invencible teamwork from of our Studio Manager Maureen Macomber and our Studio MasterMind Katia Grifols! So one more time we survived and succeed to the best Animation Convention of the year! Thank you all for being there!

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CTN Roadtrip Coming Up! 29-30 April, Burbank!

One more year for us at the CTN Roadtrip !!!! That is one of our favorite events of the year! Not only we see again some awesome fellow artists and returning familiar faces but also we can share our new products with everybody that walks by and wants to have some original goodies from Glow in the Dark.

CTN Road Trip is the perfect Entertainment Craft Fair where you will find an opportunity to sell and find original art work with some animation influences as well as unique customized merchandising.

The show will go on Saturday 29- Sunday 30 of April 2017, in Down Town Burbank. We will be at booth C19

We will be happy to be introducing our new Little Ones products. While you still be able to find our regular prints and artwork, we will bring to CTN Roadtrip some unique products for the event, such as:

- Little Ones Greeting Cards: featuring a special one for Mother's Day.

-  Little Ones Tote bags: Little Helper, Adventures Ahead  and our convention special one, Ready for Summer!

- Little Ones cute stickers!

- Our "Wish list" notepad, and "Spells" Post-it notes.

- Some fun and awesome "Pirates Tattoos".

Also keep an eye on our booth!! We might have some sales and fun stuff for the ocasion!

We hope see you there!!!!