Comic Art Meets Animation (2006)

Comic book art and animation often work the same side of the street. Both use drawings to capture and portray motion. Both often make very inventive uses of the "frame" their images are contained within. And both are seriously misunderstood by the wider public. Some of these films pick up the classic comic book visual style. Others are made by animators who are also accomplished comic book artists. And others are animated adaptations of comics or graphic novels. But the bottom line is to showcase the wild, vibrant, sometimes violent - but enormously fun & entertaining - crossroads at which these two amazing artforms meet.

Featured in AIAF2006
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Restricted (R 18+)
All Caps
James Reitano

ALL CAPS - or all capitals - is the classis 60's comic book written text style.

United States
Runtime: 2:45
Year: 2002
Milo Waterfield

Put-upon cartoon moron George goes wild after he is visited by a weird moth.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 4:00
Year: 2005
Boom Boom Boogie
Nikki Schuster

As bold and wild as it gets. A single character design taken to extremes.

Runtime: 4:30
Year: 2004
Ego Sum Alpha & Omega
Jan-Peter Meier

Ego Sum swaggers & strides through a constantly evolving world.

Runtime: 7:00
Year: 2005
Attack Of The Killer Robots
James Allchurch

A good ol' classic 'monsters-rampage-through-city-with-lots-of-screaming' film.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 5:25
Year: 2005
Strip Search
Kevin Frostick

Vinny from the funny page strikes some problems after suddenly coming to life.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 4:10
Year: 2000
La Processus
Phillipe Grammaticopoulos

A hunted, haunted individual forever at odds with mindless marching horde.

Runtime: 6:30
Year: 2001
Murder Song
Radek Doskocil

Life & death? A music video pulled kicking & screaming from a comic page.

Runtime: 3:45
Year: 2005
The Bastard
Dave Quion

Wild & hand drawn! Mild mannered Johnny goes berzerk when his computer crashes.

United States
Runtime: 3:00
Year: 2005
Graphic Material
Evan Tapper

An artists tries to help a melancholy comic character with a bit of a makeover.

Runtime: 2:00
Year: 2003
Tales Of Mere Existence
Lev Yilmaz

Simple observations animated in 'real time' by iconic San Fran comic artist Lev.

United States
Runtime: 6:45
Year: 2003
Jona / Tomberry

A stunning, complex CG adaptation of Rosto's own graphic novel.

Runtime: 12:30
Year: 2004