Nov 18

#motioncomicmagic monday

A post on re-purposing comics and illustration into animation

It’s been a while since I have posted on-line videos that feature Motion Comics or Motion Illustration i.e. artwork re-purposed into animation. For the 5 videos I am embedding here we see watercolor illustrations, comic books panels, classic fine art and wildlife photos brought to life through animation.

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Using Photos — Make Productions uses photos from the World Wildlife Federation to give the illusion of slow motion beauty.

WWF PARALLAX SEQUENCE from Make Productions on Vimeo.

Using Classic Paintings — The elegant gentleman’s guide to knife fighting – animation by Jungle Boys. Excellent re-purposing of paintings to create some fun animation. A bit grown-up content.

Using Comic Book Illustrations —

Teaser Trailer for the Kickstarter campaign of the comic The Spider King ( By Josh Vann and Simone D’Armini. Animation: Nk’Motion. The art is great and the trailer really sells the story and concepts well.

The Spider King – Teaser from Josh Vann on Vimeo.

Using Watercolor Illustrations – – A trailer for the picture book JOURNEY by Aaron Becker ( The animation was done by the author who did some neat work of mapping his artwork to 3D CGI models to create some stunning scenes. Aaron also shared with artist James Gurney how he made the 3D sequences in the trailer on his BLOG.

JOURNEY by Aaron Becker (official trailer) from Aaron Becker on Vimeo.

Using Comic Book Illustrations — Batman: Black and White – “Silent Knight… Unholy Knight! – drawn by Dave Bullock. I love Dave’s style and it’s always cool to see his art brought to life.

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