Links for April 23, 2019

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Some specific moments, however, did incorporate truly analog illustrations. There is a section about two-thirds into the sequence that uses a series of “HELLO, MY NAME IS…” stickers to create a cel-animated effect of Miles swinging through the scene. We wanted it to look like Miles had drawn a sequence of an animation on these stickers and they would appear to animate as he threw up each subsequent tag. This was where we collaborated with Eric Hibbeler. Eric showed us a variety of stylistic test drawings.

Once we aligned on the illustration style which felt most appropriate for Miles, we took an animated sequence from the film, broke it out into 2s and had Eric work on recreating each frame. These were physical illustrations, scanned in and then composited onto the stickers. Everyone loved how Eric’s final drawings added to the analog feel.


Touchstones: An Appreciation of the Dark Comedy “Heathers”

Naomi Fry reviews the legacy of the 1989 cult classic “Heathers,” starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, a teen comedy now celebrating its thirtieth anniversary.


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