Giancarlo’s tweet about the 4th year anniversary of Green Lantern: The Animated Series made me want to draw up some fanart! I sketched the series’ cast of Hal Jordan, Kilowog, Razer, and Aya in a group shot very loosely first, and decided to draw up Kilowog first!
Tried to stay pretty true to the series’ character design of Kilowog and played with the design’s shapes a bit. I’ve set aside that group sketch and plan on drawing up more of the cast. If you haven’t checked out GL:TAS, I highly recommend checking out the complete series Blu-Ray. If you’re a sci-fi fan, let alone a comic book fan, do yourself a favor and check the series out as its one of the most well written animated adaptions out there:
This is how it’s done.
This is the book trailer for Kairos, a french graphic novel by Author/Illustrator Ulysse Malassagne. Animated by Studio La Cachette. This is a perfect example of two important points. The first point is hand-drawn animation is powerful and deeply engaging to the viewer on a level unique to itself. The second is this book trailer really piques your interest to read the graphic novel itself. Even though the graphic novel is a different medium from the trailer that is animated, it transcends and conveys the story so well that you very much want to go out and read it.
Via CBS News:
“Coraline” – first in Gaiman’s 2002 book and then in last year’s Oscar-nominated animated film – is a bored young girl who opens a mysterious door, only to find a magical wonderland on the other side.
Everyone on the other-side has buttons for eyes. Cute! Until Coraline realizes hereyes are next . . .
“What do you think your attraction to the dark side of things is?” Altschul asked.
“I think the thing that crystallized it for me, the moment that I actually understood it for myself, was a quote from Ogden Nash, the great American poet and humorist, where he said, ‘Where there’s a monster, there’s a miracle.’
“And I realized that that, for me, is the joy of the monstrous. It’s the joy of ghosts, fiction, joy of vampires. It’s the miraculous.”
The monstrous and the miraculous have been kind to Neil Gaiman. He’s sold millions of novels, comics and kids’ books, from “Sandman” to Batman to Coraline. None other than horror master Stephen King has called him a “treasure trove of story.”
You can view the video interview + transcript by clicking the image above!