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BY LAURA BELLMONT

LAURA BELLMONT IS AN ILLUSTRATOR AND TRAINED ART EDUCATOR WHO FOUNDED THE STOP MOTION ANIMATION WORKSHIP, “THE LITTLE ANIMATION STUDIO.” LAURA HAS BEEN TEACHING FOR OVER TEN YEARS AND CONSIDERS TEACHING AN ART FORM. SHE PUBLISHED A BOOK CALLED “ANIMATION LAB FOR KIDS” ABOUT HER METHODS. APART FROM HER WORK WITH TLAS, SHE HAS A STUDIO PRACTICE OF HER OWN THAT INCLUDES DRAWING, STOP MOTION, AND POP UP BOOK DESIGN. INSPIRED BY THEIR SHARED LOVEW OF THE ‘ALIEN’ SERIES, LAURA CREATED HER FIRST COMIC BOOK IN COLLABORATION WITH HER PARTNER MICHAEL FALOTICO. THIS PROJECT PROVIDED HER AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE THE POTENTIAL OF NARRATIVE ILLUSTRATION USING STRANGE AND SURREAL VISUAL LANGUAGE. LAURA LIVES IN NYC WITH MICHAEL AND THEIR SMALL DOG, FRANCES. SHE CURRENTLY WORKS ON PERSONAL PROJECTS AND IS AVAILABLE FOR COLLABORATIONS. 

"PSYCOWTIC"

BY KIERAN QUINN

KIERAN STARTED DRAWING AT EIGHT YEARS OLD AND CONTINUED TO PURSUE HIS CRAFT AT THE SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN IN ATLANTA. AT SCAD, KIERAN JOINED THE STOP MOTION CLUB WHERE HE ACTIVELY PARTICIPATED IN THE FILMS THEY DEVELOPED AND WORKSHOPS THEY HOSTED. THIS POSITION INTRODUCED HIM TO A LARGER COMMUNITY OUTSIDE OF SCAD, AND HE BECAME THE LEARNING COORDINATOR WITH ATLANTA-BASED NONPROFIT ANIMATION SOCIETY, ASIFA-SOUTH. HE NOW WORKS TO HOST EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, AND MONTHLY MIXERS FOR ATLANTA-BASED ANIMATORS.

"OLD MAN"

BY ALICIA EISEN

ALICIA IS A CANADIAN FILMMAKER AND VISUAL ARTIST BASED IN VANCOUVER, BC. SHE BEGAN HER CAREER AS A STOP MOTION ANIMATOR IN TORONTO AND HAS SINCE HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING AT STOP MOTION STUDIOS SUCH AS STARBURNS, STOOPID BUDDY STOODIOS, CINDERBITER (DISNEY) AND MORE. ALICIA ALSO TAKES GREAT JOY IN WRITING AND DIRECTING FOR STOP MOTION. HER FIRST FILM, OLD MAN, GARNERED AN HONORABLE MENTION AT THE VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR “MOST PROMISING DIRECTOR OF CANADIAN SHORT FILM” IN 2016. SINCE THEN ALICIA HAS DIRECTED TWO OTHER SHORT FILMS AND CURRENTLY HAS A STOP MOTION SHORT FILM IN DEVELOPMENT WITH THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA. ALICIA ALSO MAINTAINS AN ACTIVE ILLUSTRATION PRACTICE. WHEN ALICIA ISN’T IN HER STUDIO CREATING, SHE CAN BE FOUND IN LOCAL COFFEE SHOPS SKETCHING AND EAVESDROPPING. CONTACT HER AT ALICIA@ALICIAEISEN.COM.

"SOMETHING INSIDE"

BY MIKAEL TRENCH

MIKAEL TRENCH IS A STOP MOTION ANIMATOR BASED IN ATLANTA, GA. HE IS CURRENTLY A SENIOR ATTENDING THE SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN IN ATLANTA WHERE HE MAJORS IN ANIMATION AND IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT OF HIS OWN STOP MOTION STUDIO. HE IS ALSO AN AWARD-WINNING WRITER AND VIDEO EDITOR. YOU CAN CONTACT HIM AT MIKAELTRENCH@YAHOO.COM AND SEE MORE OF HIS WORK AT HTTPS://MIKAELTRENCH.WIXSITE.COM/ANIMATOR OR HIS YOUTUBE CHANNEL, CYCLOPS ANIMATION STUDIOS. 

"RUNNER'S HIGH"

BY MALLORIE KRIEBEL

MALLORIE KRIEBEL IS AN ANIMATOR AND ILLUSTRATOR BASED IN NORTHEAST OHIO. THEY'RE A RECENT GRADUATE OF THE COLUMBUS COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN TRYING TO MAKE SOME CARTOONS BEFORE THEY DIE. CONTACT THEM AT MAK6008@GMAIL.COM AND SEE MORE OF THEIR WORK AT MKRIEBEL.PORTFOLIOBOX.NET AND @MK_DAILIES ON INSTAGRAM.