Harvey Kurtzman’s Christmas Comic: Marley’s Ghost (Interview w/ Illustrator Gideon Kendall)
If there’s one thing we all learned from Ebenezer Scrooge, it’s that it’s never too late to have the perfect Christmas, especially if you love Christmas comic books. After 60 years of waiting, the posthumous release of Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost, a graphic-novel adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, is finally here. And it’s fantastic.
Interview: Mieka Jewett, VICE Animator & Motion Graphics
We love featuring up and coming designers and animators creating interesting work, and it doesn’t get much more interesting than the incredible, original, and arguably insane productions coming out of the newly revamped VICE Media group. We’re thrilled to feature the VICE animator and motion graphics designer Mieka Jewett as she chats about animation trends, what it's like to make the leap from commercial to editorial work, and what it's like animating and designing for VICE.
Interview: Tiny Inventions On Mixed Media
Tiny Inventions is the directing team of Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter. They have caused a sensation in the animation world with their unique technique that combines stop-motion and hand-crafted photographed elements with After Effects puppetry. But of course, it would mean nothing if they weren't masterful storytellers. We caught up with them during the production of their new film, Negative Space. Do not click away without seeing their work!
Interview: Graham Roberts, Senior Graphics Editor, NYT
Last week, we raved about The New York Times' latest 360 video: The Modern Olympic Games, which transported viewers back in time to some of the greatest moments in Olympic history. To learn more about how that wonderfully immersive virtual experience was crafted, we spoke with Graham Roberts.
Interviews With Animators: David Heredia, Heroes of Color
In this week’s installment, we speak with (animation) hero of color David Heredia…
Last week we raved about a wonderful, dynamic and educational series of whiteboard animation called Heroes of Color. As we noted in our PICK OF THE WEEK blog post, this was the second episode of the series. So it felt fitting for us to bring back its creator, the great David Heredia, for a second interview. This time we dug deep into his graffiti-filled background and discussed how he got into (and then out of, and then back into again) animation. And, along the way, Heredia delighted us with insights and anecdotes of inspiration.
Interviews With Animators: Sean Lattrell
Last week, we shined the spotlight on an outstanding explainer video about a real-life war hero nicknamed "The Berlin Candy Bomber." To find out how that project was made, we spoke with the explainer's incredible animator: Sean Lattrell.
Interviews With Animators: Andy Kennedy, Slow Wave
Last month, Andy Kennedy's mesmerizing short Slow Wave won "Best in Show" at the 47th ASIFA East Animation Festival awards ceremony. Today we got a chance to sit down with the animator himself to talk about his latest film.
Interviews With Animators: Natalie Labarre
Today, we're pleased to kick off an exciting new series for the blog: Interviews with Animators, where each week we'll be chatting with someone who works in the trenches to get an inside look at what it's like to be an animator.
Interview With Instagram Stop-Motion Superstar Rachel Ryle
When Rachel Ryle posted her first stop motion video on Instagram in 2013, she never expected the circus that followed. Named the "Most Creative Instagram Account of 2013” by Buzzfeed, featured by The Huffington Post, NextWeb, and scores of others, and adored by her over 200k ardent fans—animator Rachel Ryle takes a moment away from her stop motion success to share the secret of her rise to fame. Her advice to fellow animators is simple: “Put your art out there. Don’t think about it, do it.”
Interview: Gideon Kendall, Animator And Illustrator
Gideon Kendall is one multi-talented artist/illustrator/cartoonist, and the designer behind many IdeaRocket videos. I recently interviewed him about his new comic WHATZIT. It’s a wild ride… imaginative, dark, and richly detailed.