Chris Robinson is an Ottawa-based animation, film, literature and sports writer, and artistic director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF). He also wrote the screenplay for the award-winning animated documentary Lipsett Diaries, directed by Theodore Ushev.
As an author, program planner and historian, his contribution to the promotion of independent animated film earned him the 2004 President's Award given by ASIFA-east, the New York chapter of the International Animated Film Association. His style is lively and direct. He is quick to speak out vigorously on various platforms and is famous for his outbursts and aversion to empty rhetoric. Robinson authors a column entitled The Animation Pimp on Animation World Magazine's website.
Robinson has also written on music, film, literature and sports for various international publications including Sight and Sound, Salon.com, Stop Smiling, Ottawa Magazine, and the Ottawa Citizen. His monthly literature column, "The Lit Pimp" appeared in the Ottawa Xpress from 2006-2010.
Robinson published thirteen books between 2003 and 2011, including Stole This From a Hockey Card (2005), Ballad of a Thin Man: In Search of Ryan Larkin (2008), Love Simple (2009) and Time Out of Mind (2010). He is currently working with artist, Theodore Ushev, on My Balls are Killing Me, a graphic novel about his experiences with testicular cancer.