Wednesday, December 25, 2013

310 Days 'til Halloween...

Scare o' the Day!

Animated Short Story

"Nicholas Was..." (image by Alex Quinn.)

"Nicholas Was..."  by Neil Gaiman.  Animated by James Bolan.

Neil Gaiman wrote "Nicholas Was..." as a Christmas card.  He had his friend and artist, Dave McKean, calligraph it, and then sent the 100 word short story out to everyone he could think of.  

In 2010, Gaiman challenged his fans to animate "Nicholas Was..." for Christmas and gave them just one week to do it.  This was James Bolan's response, completed in five days!!

"Nicholas Was..." can be read in Gaiman's wonderful collection, Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and IllusionsThe image of the card above was created by Alex Quinn for a printmaking class and can be found with more cool work on his web site at! Also, don't forget to catch more of James Bolan's animated fun on his YouTube Channel!

"Nicholas Was..."  by Neil Gaiman.  Animated by James Bolan.

Running time:  1 min: 31 sec




Happy Halloween!!