now take a moment to remember that this is all stop-motion animation
now take another moment to remember this was a movie/animation for kids.
Based on a book written for kids.
Not sure what the big deal about that is? It’s only Americans who seem to think kids can’t handle anything slightly unpleasant, and must have everything sanitized for them. Neil Gaiman is British, he knows that kids are not only very capable of dealing with darkness, but live in a world much darker than adults seem to think or remember kids do.
Children’s stories from everywhere else around the world deal with death, and violence, and morbid, scary things, quite frankly.
He actually wrote the book for his daughters, and they all loved it, even the youngest ones. He said Coraline taught him “an adult’s nightmare is a child’s adventure”.
I heard Neil give a keynote speech at the Children’s Book Council of Australia conference where he talked about Coraline and how the adults got more freaked out by it than the kids did.
after what feels like literally the longest week of my life working on it my marauder’s map dress for leakycon is DONE!! as a side note, i literally never want to use another fine point sharpie in my life.
THIS IS AMAZING OMG
oh my goodness…this is stunning work! Absolutely lovely art!