Tag Archives: Laika

Up Close and Personal With LAIKA at the Portland Art Museum

Up Close and Personal With LAIKA at the Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum currently has a special exhibit called ‘Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA’ that gives you an up close look at the making of the studio’s four stop-motion films. Read More

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Serious Comics, Part 7: Making History

Serious Comics, Part 7: Making History

Non-fiction writing, particularly biographies and coverage of historical events, often tends to be accompanied by pictures: illustrations and photography help to establish events in our minds by showing us what people and places look like. For the same reason, comics can be a great way to immerse the reader in these very real worlds, experiencing these very real events. Read More

The Art and Making of ParaNorman

I’ve always loved stop-motion animation. Sure, CG animation is improving by leaps and bounds and the appearance is approaching reality — Brave was really pushing the envelope with Merida’s hair and the lush Scottish environments. But there’s this visceral appeal … Read More