Mar 12

MCM: Motion-Comic and Motion-Illustration from around the web

A post on re-purposing comics and illustration and other art into animation.

Today it’s time for a bunch of new examples of Motion Comics and Motion Illustration techniques that re-purpose art into animation.

Our first example is here for technique. The youth at 826 LA re-told a fellow students story with live 2d cut-out puppets. I post it here, since the technique could easily be used with reproductions of artwork as well. Sort of an analog motion-Comic or motion-illustration production. The students at 826 LA writing center used Tabletop Moviemaking to create…The Fox and the Rabbit.

Next up is the picture book… STEAM TRAIN DREAM TRAIN by Sherri Duskey Rinker & Tom Lichtenheld, published from Chronicle Books. The motiongraphics an animation is simple, but effective as a trailer and also standing on it’s own. See more artwork by Tom Lichtenheld at

Next is a comic trailer for a new horror series Dark Horse Comics presents Lance Henriksen’s To Hell You Ride. Great mix of voice over, music, mood and simple animation. Amazing what you can do with the right ingredients. The artwork is by the incredible Tom Mandrake, see more of his work at

The next trailer is for Souvenirs de l’empire de l’atome (Memories of the Empire of the Atom) written by Thierry Smolderen with art from Alexandre Clérisse from Dargaud. I love how retro and groovy it is. More art from Alexandre Clérisse HERE

OLTREMAI by Lorenzo Mattotti is a great example of really just a nice slideshow of art, but mixed with the right music it sets the mood of the art right away. The dark fanciful art is really pretty amazing looking. Published by Logos Editions in Italy. See more of the art of Lorenzo Mattotti HERE.

Last is the classic French comic character Lucky Luke in Cavalier Seul. The comic focus on the the thieving Dalton Gang who split up. The trailer is quite elaborate with lots of nice of animation of the original artwork.

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