OR – Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths Signing

Author/illustrator Graham Annable appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths.

Peter and Ernesto are sloths and friends, but they are nothing alike. Laika Studios superstar artist, writer, and director Graham Annable brings all his significant powers to bear on this timeless friendship story for the youngest graphic novel readers.

Barnes & Noble – Clackamas Town Ctr Mall
12000 SE 82nd Avenue Portland, OR 97086
503-786-3464

OR – First Second Signing

Graham Annable, Mike Lawrence, Robin Robinson, and Charise Mericle Harper appear at Powell’s Books on Saturday, April 28th at 2:00 PM for a panel discussion moderated by Jonathan Liu, Senior Editor at GeekDad.

Four children’s graphic novelists and illustrators join us to present their new books: Graham Annable with Peter and Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths (First Second), Mike Lawrence with Star Scouts: The League of Lasers (First Second), Robin Robinson with The City on the Other Side (First Second), and Charise Mericle Harper with Crafty Cat and the Great Butterfly Battle (First Second).

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503-228-4651

OR – Peter & Ernesto Launch Party

Author/illustrator Graham Annable appears at Green Bean Books on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM to celebrate the release of Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths.

Peter and Ernesto are sloths and friends, but they are nothing alike. Laika Studios superstar artist, writer, and director Graham Annable brings all his significant powers to bear on this timeless friendship story for the youngest graphic novel readers.

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Green Bean Books
1600 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 954-2354

SF – An Evening with The Boxtrolls

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boxtrollsPress Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum goes behind the scenes of The Boxtrolls with co-directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 pm in a special event presented by Focus Features. Annable and Stacchi will share art and stories behind the making of The Boxtrolls, produced by LAIKA, the Portland-based animation studio owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, and was released nationwide by Focus Features on September 26, 2014. The exhibition features concept art and puppets from the upcoming film, LAIKA’s third stop-motion animated film to be shot in 3D.

About The Boxtrolls:

The Boxtrolls is the all-new family event movie from LAIKA, the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman, that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright of Game of Thrones) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning of Maleficent). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. Based upon the book Here Be Monsters, by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls is directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and is MPAA-rated PG.

About LAIKA:

Fueled by the vision of its owner, Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, and its President & CEO Travis Knight, LAIKA is a feature film animation company located in Portland, Oregon. LAIKA’s first two films, Coraline (2009) and ParaNorman (2012) were nominated for Academy Awards® and BAFTA® Awards.

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Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 227-8666

CA – Boxtrolls Art Exhibition

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boxtroll_web1Press Release:

Nucleus is proud to present a production art exhibition of the film Boxtrolls, on display from October 18 – November 2, 2014. Come see concept artwork, storyboards and other development work.

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION / ARTISTS PANEL (October 18)

Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the directors and other artists of Boxtrolls as they sign copies of the new Art of Boxtrolls book. They will also be sharing rare behind the scenes artwork as well as an actual puppet used in the Boxtrolls film.

FREE Admission (seats are first come first serve, plenty of standing room also available).

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

Front Row Reserved Seats available $20. (see link, does not guarantee availability of book for “seats only” option)
Guaranteed seat in the first 2 rows, only 20 seats available.
No need to wait in line or get to the event early just to get a good seat.
Comes with a free bottle of water.
Guaranteed first in line during the artist signing time.
Get 10% off your book purchase.

Featured Panelists:
Graham Annable – Director
Anthony Stacchi – Director
Vera Brosgol – Story
Alan Cook – Characters / Props

More to be announced!

Event Schedule:
2:00pm – 3:00pm (Panel Presentation)
3:30pm – 4:00pm (Q&A)
4:00pm – 5:00pm (Signing)

ABOUT BOX TROLLS
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Hidden People Exhibition

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ga-nucleusGraham Annable (Grickle creator & co-director of The Boxtrolls) showcases new work based on the eerie narratives of “The Hidden People” at Gallery Nucleus with an eexhibitionopening on Saturday, October 18th from 7:00 – 10:00 PM!

Opening Reception Highlights
50+ new works by Graham based on the stories of “The Hidden People”
Exclusive publication/US release of the comic short “Hidden” (signed & limited to 100 copies)
Exclusive new print releases by the artist
Free refreshments
…and more to be announced!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

WA – A Knight in Seattle

Keith Knight, Graham Annable, David Walker, and Stephen Notley appear on Sunday March 6th at 7pm.

Join award-winning indie cartoonist Keith Knight (“the K Chronicles”, “the Knight Life”, “(th)ink”) and friends as they present a night of cartoons, comedy and all-out foolishness. With animated shorts from Portland’s Graham Annable (“Grickle”), Blacksploitation madness from fellow Portlander, David Walker (“BadAzz Mofo”), and local boy Stephen Notley (“Bob the Angry Flower”) explains why you’re WRONG!!

Race!! Humor!! Nerds!! Sex!! and Beer!! The best Sunday you’ll ever have!!

Jigsaw Renaissance
1026 Madison Street (@ Boren)
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 792-5836