Wednesday, February 07, 2007

TimTom - A Film by Romain Segaud

Romain Segaud makes short films, commercials, and title sequences. I particularly enjoy his short, TimTom. It uses CG animation that's very smooth and has the added benefit of faces that are rendered as drawing pads! Expressions change when the characters flip the pages. Clever and fun.

Visit the filmmaker's website to see TimTom.

A thank you to CartoonBrew for bringing attention to this.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Castle Waiting - A Graphic Novel by Linda Medley

This long-awaited hardcover edition collects the beginning chapters of Linda Medley's original graphic novel series, including all the stories from The Curse of Brambly Hedge through Solicitine. The series garnered considerable critical acclaim, a number of industry awards, and inclusion in the Yalsa Recommended Reading List.

Castle Waiting tells the story of an isolated, abandoned castle, and the eccentric inhabitants who bring it back to life. A fable for modern times, Castle Waiting is a fairy tale that's not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil--it's about being a hero in your own home.

Visit the author's website and buy the book.

2007 Caldecott Medal Announced

The 2007 Caldecott Medal winner is Flotsam by David Wiesner (Clarion)

Flotsam is a cinematic unfolding of discovery. A vintage camera washed up on the beach provides a young boy with a surprising view of fantastical images from the bottom of the sea. From fish-eye to lens-eye, readers see a frame-by-frame narrative of lush marinescapes ebbing and flowing from the real to the surreal.

“Telling tales through imagery is what storytellers have done through the ages. Wiesner’s wordless tale resonates with visual images that tell his story with clever wit and lively humor,” said Caldecott Medal Committee Chair Janice Del Negro.

You see the list of award winners at the Caldecott Website.