Wolf Children To-Do List


As hinted at in the previous post Film fra Sør Distribusjon has decided to distribute Wolf Children for the big screen in Norway. And the movie is already ready for screenings in Bergen, Trondheim and Oslo from the November 15th 2013, with more norwegian cities pending.

Firstly, one of the reasons Films from the South decided to distribute Wolf Children at all was because the incredible reception the movie has enjoyed at Films from the South Festival in 2012 and 2013. So all those that took the time to drop by to watch Wolf Children has indirectly helped the launch of Wolf Children to commercial cinema.

Second, you might not realize this, but if Film fra Sør Distribusjon picked Wolf Children by those criteria, there is no reason not to think that more anime will be picked in the same way in the future if people keep showing interest for anime at film festivals.

Film festivals are the perfect place to test films for the market. And as it stands now the anime films in the Mangapolis program, during Films from the South, has had two great years audience-wise. If this keeps up, we could help more anime films reach commercial cinema in Norway.

Oh yeah, the to-do list:

1. Go see Wolf Children on the big screen to support anime

2. Visit the Wolf Children Norge Facebook page and like it

3. Support anime at your local film festival to help influence the distribution of anime in Norway



Getting to know Brandon Graham

As you know from reading my earlier blogpost here and from Oslo Comics Expo´s webpage one of the guests at this years OCX is Brandon Graham. As proof of what a great guy he is Brandon has agreed to say a few wise words to introduce our screening of The Last Unicorn at OCX.

Let me therefore use this moment to get more familiar with Brandon Graham and his work. First off, a great start would be to visit his blog or to follow him on twitter, we do live in the 21st century you know! Failing that, I guess you will just have to continue reading my very short summary below.

Brandon Graham is an American comic book writer and illustrator. One of his better known works is King City, a manga published by Tokyopop. King City is a comic notorious for its humor and truckloads of puns. I found this article from 2009 to be a good introduction to King City and also the complications that Graham encountered doing King City Vol.2. King City earned Graham the Eisner Award in 2007.

Other works include Multiple Warheads and scriptwriting for Image Comic´s Prophet. Here´s a few examples of cover art by Brandon Graham in his very distinct style.

Cover Art Godzilla: The Half-Century War #3

Cover Art Godzilla: The Half-Century War #3

Cover Art Elephantmen #43 by Brandon Graham

Cover Art Elephantmen #43 by Brandon Graham


Here´s a fun little interview with Brandon Graham:

Im am really looking forward for OCX and I hope you guys are just as exiting as I am!

The screening of The Last Unicorn with an introduction by Brandon Graham will take place at Ringen Kino June 6th at 06:00 pm. And you can buy your tickets here. See you there!