GRAPHIC STORIES & SITE CONTENT
After successfully directing and animating a three minute video on Georges Seurat's masterpiece A Sunday on La Grande Jatte for A&E Biography, I began to get asked back for a variety of other projects, several of the collaborations I've included below. Often, I was assigned a figure of note and allowed quite a bit of leeway to decide how some aspect of their character might be depicted in a digestable visual manner.
EIGHT THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT GEORGE R.R. MARTIN
With a new season of Game of Thrones premiering, it seemed appropriate to compose something about the legendary author who conceived of it all, George R.R. Martin. The cool thing about this project was that I actually got most of the answers from a phone conversation with the man himself. The only thing he wouldn't tell me was how the series ends.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTIN SCORSESE
I think the impetus for these pieces after I was asked to do something for Martin Scorsese's birthday, was that it got me thinking of birthday cards. These are a bit pulpier than that, the results of a five movie night binge and sketch.
Charlie Chaplin in 'An Early Lesson'
For this project, in looking for a story to tell about the great comedic tramp Charlie Chaplin, naturally, I turned to his autobiography, which yielded this poignant turning point moment from childhood. While the turnaround time made a full animation unfeasible, it seemed fitting to present the story in silent era film-style still frames.
CAN'T BE WRONG
I enjoyed the surprise of sometimes being asked to complete a piece about someone who I might not have otherwise thought to do something about. When asked to create something around Al Pacino who was being honored at the Toronto Film Festival, I was intrigued but initially unsure of what to depict. So I decided... all of it. In a slightly ambitious move, I opted to create a collage of every on-screen role Al Pacino had been in up to that point and to make a game of it for the reader. How many of the 45 Pacino's can you name?
When all is said and done, probably my favorite project I got to do with Bio though was the time I got to interview Weird Al Yankovic and turned the conversation into a comic. That piece can be found in the 'comics' section of my site right here.