This week, Laika and Focus Features release their stop-motion animated feature The Boxtrolls in theaters nationwide, and it seems poised to stand alongside Laika’s previous films Coraline and ParaNorman in the ranks of offbeat, slightly spooky, perennial family favorites.
ComicsAlliance got the chance to speak with some of the film’s creative team at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Yesterday, we presented our interview with Laika CEO / lead animator Travis Knight, and today we follow up with our conversation with the film's co-directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable.
This week, Laika and Focus Features release their stop-motion animated feature The Boxtrolls in theaters nationwide, and it seems poised to stand alongside Laika's previous films Coraline and ParaNorman in the ranks of offbeat, slightly spooky, perennial family favorites.
ComicsAlliance got the chance to speak with some of the film's creative team at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and today we present our conversation with acclaimed animator and Laika CEO Travis Knight.
Hosted every year in France, the Angoulême International Comics Festival is the biggest comic con in the world, surprising even San Diego's mighty Comic-Con International by tens of thousands of attendees. But like the San Diego show and its Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, Angoulême comes with its own venerable awards celebrating sequential art from around the world, the most auspicious of which is the Angoulême Grand Prix, given every year to a living comics creator as a kind of lifetime achievement award. This year's went to Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson, who's certainly deserving of the honor.
Graham Annable, perhaps best known in these parts from his Grickle and Hickee comicsand the Puzzle Agent video game series from Telltale Games, has just been officially announced as the co-director of Laika's next feature-length film, The Boxtrolls, alongside Anthony Stacci (Open Season). This will be Annable's first feature co-directing gig, after working as a story artist on LAIKA's Coraline and ParaNorman. The new film will be based on Alan Sn
It's frequently the case that the best graphic novels are also the most heartbreaking, and perhaps no graphic novel fits that scenario than Laika by Nick Abadzis. Published by First Second in 2007, the bo
Seeing as today is the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik 2 launch, it seemed to be a good time to check in with Nick Abadzis, creator of the Laika graphic novel. I caught up with him last night, as he was prepar
Welcome to another Wednesday Thursday! We're rocking the New Releases and Recommendations post in a new fashion today. Indies vs. Superheroes! Greg McElhatton vs. Kevin Panetta! The Fight o' the Century!
In this corner! Representing indie comics! Greg "The Marathon Man" McElhatton!
When the comic book industry releases its upcoming solicitations (two months in advance), there's always a lot of buzz and fanfare over the announcements for the four "front of the book" publishers: Dark Horse, DC, Image, and Marvel. T
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