It’s Hard To Be A Utopian!

May 26, 2017 Morphizm 0

I knew when I found out Canadian filmmaker Matthew Rankin was creating a surreal short about Nikola Tesla that I would be picking his fertile brain, about a brainiac who was way ahead of his time. It didn’t take long before we were over at Cartoon Brew discussing free energy, bird love, and why dystopians are ascendant in the sixth mass extinction.

Cli-Fi: The Breadwinner Finally, Patiently Arrives

May 16, 2017 Morphizm 0

The debut trailer of Cartoon Saloon’s newest animated exploration has come at last.

An international collaboration directed by the gifted Nora Twomey, who I’ll interview later this year, and co-produced by Angelina Jolie, whom you may have heard of, The Breadwinner examines the terror and terraformation of Afghanistan through a gender-fluid prism quite rare for animation.

Cli-Fi: Tesla, Reanimated

April 21, 2017 Morphizm 0

The National Film Board of Canada is responsible for some of the finest animation the world has ever seen. It has also created world-changing documentaries exploring and analyzing how and why our world changes as it does, for better and worse.

Capitalizing, Commemorating Wonder Woman

March 28, 2017 Morphizm 0

In our world of perpetual war, creator William Moulton Marston’s subversive, aspirational Amazonian intertext has returned to the battlefront, with mainstream audiences and Wall Street earnings in mind.

Cartoon Saloon Schools St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2017 Morphizm 0

From director Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nominated masterpieces The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, to director Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner and beyond into the great unknown, the indie studio that was once international animation’s best-kept secret is a secret no longer.

At Last, Samurai Jack Returns

February 6, 2017 Morphizm 0

Last year, I once again interviewed Samurai Jack creator and animation auteur, Genndy Tartakovsky, who told me the samurai’s arrival was imminent. Now here he is, in all of his glory and wonder, when we need him most.

Cli-Fi: Paco Roca Goes To The Lighthouse

January 22, 2017 Morphizm 0

Paco Roca’s Wrinkles was one of the most moving graphic novels, and animated films, in recent memory. His promising new comic charts a path through the destabilizing territories of war and healing properties of the natural world.

MorphToons: January 2016

February 1, 2016 Morphizm 0

I finished my run as associate editor with a thinker on Herzog, an interview with stop-mo innovators The Quay Brothers, and more.

MorphToons: November 2015

December 1, 2015 Morphizm 0

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is one of 2015’s most compelling films, but it also happens to be one of the historical highlights of anthology animation.