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Fps magazine

Fps magazine
CategoriesAnimation, film, television
FounderEmru Townsend
Year founded1991
Final issue2010
Based inMontreal

Fps magazine or fps magazine or Frames Per Second Magazine was a magazine specializing in animation, with reviews of animated films and other articles of interest to animation fans.

History and profile

fps was founded as a print magazine in 1991 by Montreal-based animation and technology writer Emru Townsend.[1] The last print issue was released in December 1999. fps became a web-based publication on 22 February 2003,[1] turing a blog, podcasts and PDF issues of the magazine. fps ceased active publication in 2010 following the death of Emru Townsend from leukemia.[2]

fps featured a distinguished group of contributors, including filmmakers J.Walt Adamczyk, Charlie Bonifacio, Armen Boudjikanian, Mike Caputo, and Marc Elias; Michael A. Ventrella, founder of Animato! magazine, writers Brett D. Rogers and Fred Patten, author Carl Gustav Horn, academic Marc Hairston, and Tamu Townsend, writer and sister of publisher Emru Townsend.


  • Animation Insider praised the regular writing cast. They state that "the magazine is packed to the gills with interesting feature articles and product reviews that appeal to your average, or not so average, animation fan."[3]


  1. ^ a b "fps Animation Magazine Celebrates its First Anniversary Online". Prweb. 19 February 2004. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  2. ^ Tynan, Dan. "Emru Townsend - In Memorium". Computerworld. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  3. ^ Archived December 25, 2005, at the Wayback Machine

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