GRAHAM ROUMIEU: BIGFOOT NOW AN ANIMATED SERIES

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The cult favorite memoirs of Graham Roumieu’s misunderstood “King of the Forest” cryptid, BIGFOOT, are now an animated series!

“Bigfoot would like to express his thanks to his die-hard supporters, hurl a log at his non-supporters, and give a friendly (but sort-of creepy) nod-and-wink to the nice people of MONDO and VRV, which are giving this animated series a perfect home,” says creator Graham Roumieu, reading from a filthy paper retrieved from a tree’s knot hole.

This week, the first of 12 initial episodes of the animated series BIGFOOT air exclusively in the U.S. on the MONDO channel of VRV, the animation-centric streaming service. Based on Graham’s series of graphic ‘novels’, including Me Write Book: It Bigfoot Memoir and Bigfoot: I Not Dead (Plume/Penguin), additional episodes written by executive producers Roumieu and Eric Falconer (Blue Mountain State, The Mick) will premiere weekly. Starting this Sunday (10/6/19), the pilot can also be seen on MONDO’s YouTube channel.

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Creative executives Wendy Willis and Greg Franklin; Canadian production and animation teams Blue Ant Media and Solis Animation; Canada’s PSTC and the Bell Fund; executive producers Sam Hansen and Chrystal Falcioni; and of course, comedian K. Trevor Wilson as Bigfoot.

For: MONDO and VRV

 

ELEANOR GROSCH: Mural Arts Philadelphia

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Mural Arts Philadelphia, the nation’s largest public art program, commissioned two large outdoor murals from Eleanor Grosch this summer. The action-packed images, hand-painted by a fantastic crew, flank and brighten the Manayunk Underpass. The murals depict local bike races – tapping into a favorite theme in Eleanor’s work.

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RED NOSE STUDIO: FOR HE CAN CREEP

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Red Nose Studio illustrated For Her Can Creep by Siobhan Carroll for science fiction and fantasy website TOR.com. Visit Chris’ blog to see sketches from this assignment.

“A dark fantasy about Jeoffry, a cat who fights demons, a poet, who is Jeoffry’s human confined to an insane asylum, and Satan, who schemes to end the world.”

For: TOR.com

 

MANON DE JONG: SIMPLE HAPPY PARENTING

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Manon de Jong illustrated for Simple Happy Parenting: The Secret of Less for Calmer Parents and Happier Kids, written by Denaye Barahona and published by White Lion Publishing. Manon’s tender illustrations feel like cheerful snapshots of family life and capture the book’s message – “Create space for calmer, more creative kids and restore order and happiness at the heart of family life.”

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HENNIE HAWORTH: A GIRL CALLED SHAMELESS

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Hennie Haworth illustrated the cover of A Girl Called Shameless by Laura Steven (Electric Monkey/Egmont Publishing). The young adult novel promotes feminism and combats slut shaming and is the sequel to Steven’s previous title, The Exact Opposite of Okay.

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JENNY KROIK: THE PARIS REVIEW

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Jenny Kroik collaborated with Julia Berick and The Paris Review to create a series of literary paper dolls. First in the series is Franny Glass from J.D. Salinger's classic, Franny and Zooey. Readers can download their own printable paper doll to take “Franny from one edge of her breakdown to the other by taking off her smart traveling outfit and fitting her with a pale blue cashmere afghan."

Visit Jenny Kroik Illustration on Facebook to see a video showing Franny’s various outfit combinations.

For: The Paris Review

 

DINARA MIRTALIPOVA: ONCE UPON A TIME

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Dinara Mirtalipova collaborated with Compendium for Once Upon a Time: A storytelling kit to make family memories into tales, written by Miriam Hathaway.

“This captivating storytelling kit includes 20 illustrated cards to prompt the telling of family memories and also includes a companion storybook to capture every tale.”

For: Compendium