We have been amazingly fortunate to have such an amazing array of talent to come on board with the film. Starting at the beginning there is the story and not other that Frank Quitely is the author. As you may know he is the legendary artist behind many huge titles like: All-Star Superman, Batman and Robin, Jupter’s legacy and many many more.
I approached Frank at the start of the project to see if he would be interested in trying out something with animation. Personally I think there are a lot of similarities between the comic book/graphic novel world and animation. Both, at heart have an immense amount of freedom when it comes to subject matter, framing and style. There are somethings that you just cannot do with in a real environment without breaking some taboo or causing offense, the drawn world provides a greater degree of separation and subject freedom. It was a thrill to have somebody with such experience write for animation.
Not only did he provide us with the story provided the character design… it was interesting to see how he chose to approach working with CG animation. So I’d like to introduce you to the family. Chris, Dad, Mum and Celia.