I fell in love with the magic of animation as a kid and have been doing it ever since. As a kid I made tons of flipbooks and experimented with stop-motion. During college I studied filmmaking and began working professionally as a stop-motion animator. Eventually I was lucky enough to animate on four of LAIKA’s feature films, including Missing Link and the Oscar-nominated movies ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings. I LOVE animating, running my YouTube channel, and interacting with my fans.
A few years ago my wife Laurie had the brilliant idea for me to create a kit for making flipbooks. And I am glad she did! See, I love flipbook animation because it is so simple and anyone can do it (and if you’re like me you’ve probably tried it at some point on the corner pages of a text book!) Yet there is something completely magical about it; you make a few drawings, flip the paper, and your drawing comes to life right there in front of your eyes. Magic.
So Laurie and I set out together designing the perfect kit for making flipbooks. I spent forever prototyping the perfect light pad for tracing. I tested loads of different paper stocks until I found just the right paper. We made custom-sized binding posts, and we were obsessive about our packaging. Eventually we ran a successful Kickstarter campaign and manufactured our first huge batch of Flipbook Kits. And now--one long road later--here we are!
I absolutely love how both my Flipbook Kit and my 8X Paper Pack turned out, and I hope you love animating with it as much as I do.