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Travis Knight Wants Laika Hand-Drawn Animation Feature Film



Laika has made a name for themselves with their hand-crafted stop-motion animated feature films like Coraline, ParaNorman and the upcoming movie Boxtrolls. But the Portland-based animation studio wants to help hand-drawn animation make a comeback. During the Boxtrolls Hall H presentation at 2014 San Diego Comic Con International, Laika head Travis Knight would like to do a 2D hand-drawn animated feature film. Find out more about a possible Laika hand-drawn animation feature film, after the jump.

Character Designs from Monsters Inc by Dominique Louis

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I feel as though I am able to finally figure out a way of working that I enjoy.  It wasn’t until I worked on Inktober did I begin to experiment and analyze what I liked about my work and how to expand upon it.  This piece, which I call Galactica, is sort of an ode to both these findings and what had started my love for drawing in the first place. As a kid, I used to read an abundance of books and comics, specifically Japanese manga. I read a lot of Shojo and Shonen. Though the novels pushed my love for written stories, manga pushed my love for ways to visually tell a story.

Also I want to start showing more of my process on my blog so I decided to show the original sketch I did when I had the idea as well as the final layout drawing and color composition sketch I did before I began to move to final with this piece.



A certain resolute innerness - a kernel of selfhood that we can’t share with others


Many people accept the idea that each of us has a certain resolute innerness—a kernel of selfhood that we can’t share with others. (Levin, at the end of “Anna Karenina,” calls it his “holy of holies,” and says that, no matter how close he grows to the people around him, there will always be “the same wall between my soul’s holy of holies and other people, even my wife.”) What interested Woolf was the way that we become aware of that innerness. We come to know it best, she thought, when we’re forced, at moments of exposure, to shield it against the outside world.

~ Joshua Rothua, Virginia Woolf’s Idea of Privacy


I recently completed a show poster for the local Louisville band, Tristen Brooke. I kept the middle space open so if needed, they can change the times, dates, and location to fit any event they desire.

Whenever I’m in Louisville, I try to make it to one of their shows. If you’re in Louisville, be sure to be on the look out! Amazing music!

Check out the music of Tristen Brooke here: Tristen Brooke




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