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August 10, 2012

Animation Friday: Jon Klassen

Months ago I stumbled upon an innocuous looking children’s book in the gift shop of our local Natural History Museum. I Want My Hat Back was droll and simple with a darker-than-usual humor for a kid’s book, but one of the best books I’ve seen in a long time. The author and illustrator Jon Klassen immediately became a bit of an obsession. I checked out his other work in Extra Yarn and the maudlin House Held Up by Trees, all of which I recommend without hesitation.

I always knew that he came from an animation background including work on the feature film Coraline. But it wasn’t until recently that I saw this great little piece he did from his days at Sheridan College. An Eye For An Annai was made with fellow student Dan Rodrigues during their third year in the school’s Classical Animation Program.

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