Video Sunday: Coraline, Critiques, and Meese
I like this. Apparently there’s a writer out there named Jackson Pearce who does weblogs containing useful writing advice. This one was discovered by Cheryl Rainfield and involves critiquing manuscripts.
When I grow up, I wanna have a name as cool as "Jackson Pearce".
I’d post this here but I can’t find a high enough quality version to put on this site and to truly appreciate this you need to see the best there is. Drawn posted a three and a half minute animated pilot/demo of Winsor McCay’s classic comic, Little Nemo in Slumberland, by Yoshifumi KondÃ of Studio Ghibli in 1984. And I’m not talking about that terrible Mickey Rooney animated version that came to our theaters in the 80s. This one clearly owes much to McCay himself. You can view the video here. Please do. It’s entirely worth your time.
This site has been supporting a bunch of cool little promotional videos for the upcoming Coraline movie. I heard someone say that this one was the best of the lot, and I have to agree. After all, it has John Hodgman in it. I would watch a lot of silly things if they had John Hodgman in them. No word on who does his singing voice, though. Does it sound like They Might Be Giants to you? It does to me.
Thanks to the Neil Gaiman blog for the link.
And last but not least, nothing to do with children’s literature and everything to do with summer. Baby moose (meese?) frolicking. A good summer vid.
Thanks to Laini Taylor for the link!
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