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Thursday, February 05, 2009


...I'm not sure I even drew that. But dudes! Coraline is coming out tomorrow! I spent two and a half years drawing storyboards on the movie and now it's going to be in theaters. I'm so proud of everyone I got to know on this project. Please go see it this weekend, ideally in 3D, because it's beautiful and different and that's exactly the kind of film making we all want to support, right? The kind that keeps me employed? Aw yeah.

No, but really, it's great. Stay for after the end credits.


Blogger Jon Klassen said...

aw, i'd forgotten about the wall of fame.

11:16 AM  
Blogger verabee said...

Did you draw this? I think you may have drawn this.

11:20 AM  
Blogger Jon Klassen said...

i will take credit for the cat, if its up for grabs.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Jon Klassen said...

also, find and preserve julian's drawing from this set. it was legendary.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Starsky J. Maxwell said...

Most anticipated movie of the year for me. Shame it won't get here until June, but I'll be just as psyched.

Also long-time fan first-time poster and all.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Mike Piontek said...

I bought tickets to see it in 3D a couple of days ago! I can't wait, it looks wonderful.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

can't wait to see it.

2:58 PM  
Blogger Boum said...

I can't wait to go and see it! It's a shame that the art book didn't include your stuff, though. I read that on Cartoon Brew and was very disappointed. You're worth more exposure :D

4:18 PM  
Blogger Kevan said...

I will go and see it, VeeBee! Yay to all of you guys at Laika!

PS. Please post more drawings, slacker!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Why Edward Juan? said...

Your first feature! good job vera. Well, I already told you that after the wrap party. You must be sick of looking at Coraline's face now. Everything Julian draws looks like Coraline, even a rock.

12:05 AM  
Blogger Bill Robinson said...

I've got my ticket in hand and I am ready to see it tonight in 3D!! Can't wait. Saw the exhibit at the Cartoon Art Museum here in SF - looked great.

1:01 PM  
Blogger SHANE PRIGMORE said...

vera!!! I wish you could be at that Coraline panel tomorrow!!! WE WILL MISS YOU AND GRAHAM , and CHRIS GREATLY!! I am so happy I got to work with all you guys. You are incredibly talented Vera. Your sequences turned out so great!. You should be proud as hell.
Talk to you soon!


6:15 PM  
Anonymous Darcy Vorhees said...

I just saw Coraline, and recognized your name in the credits (I've seen your site and sketches before)- it was a super awesome movie. I don't even know which parts you did but they were great!

8:45 PM  
Blogger Ward Jenkins said...

Saw it last night at midnight (oooo!) and it was fantastic. Loved it. Great job, Vera! So wishing we could be working together on stuff. Some day....some day.

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Coraline this evening with some friends, and happily it was as spectacular a film as the book deserved. Thank you (and everyone else who worked on it) for a wonderful film.

1:17 AM  
Blogger bpresing said...

I saw it Friday night. It was spectacular!
Congratulations to all of you for an incredible job well done.
Did I read the credits right? Were there only four story artists? That would never fly at Pixar.

10:08 AM  
Blogger verabee said...

Thanks, everybody! Hooray! :D

Bill - There was a rotating cast, but I think we maxed out around five at any given time. Some of the story artists got credited under Art Department, or not at all. Credits are weird!

11:44 AM  
Blogger ashleykay said...

I saw the film on Friday evening as well and it was wonderful. I noticed a lot of people with children who didn't know anything about the movie and should have done a bit more research before-hand.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Abbey said...

Coraline was amazing! I loved it. I'll probably go see it again if I'm able. Hopefully someday, I'll get to work on something as great. It inspires me to keep drawing. Awesome job! I was so impressed.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

On the edge of my seat waiting for it to come to a theatre (read 3D theatre) near me! Sigh! Cheers!

2:04 PM  
Anonymous TheBrood said...

I saw your name in the credits and I said out loud: "Hey! I know that person! By which I mean that I've heard of them because of the internet! Hooray!"

Actually I said the first part of that out loud, but I realized how geeky the last part sounded while I was saying it, so it was more like:

"Hey, I know that person! Well actually i mumble grumble nevermind"

Anyway; Hooray!

6:18 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Still a long two months until it comes out in New Zealand, but my goodness, am I psyched. Haven't been this excited about a movie for a very long time :)

8:11 PM  
Blogger Kim Gadbois said...

I recognize your style in some of the painting on the wall where the two old laidies live. where they yours?

10:50 PM  
Blogger verabee said...

Kim - No ma'am. Those are the fine work of Andy Schuhler, who also painted the little boy with the ice cream.

7:22 AM  
Blogger foo-ray-ya said...

you worked on story for Coraline :O. I saw it on the weekend with my boyfriend and we both loved it ! Really and truly ! Thanks for all the hard work, it really showed. We both left the theater feeling so happy. Good show, thank you :)

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Tati Viana said...

Wow! Did you work on Coraline's project? Cool! Congratulations :D.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Jacky said...

I actually didn't know you were working on this UNTIL I saw the credits. I saw your name and was like "BUH WHAT". I've been following you for a long time, it was a bit weird!

But the movie was excellent!!!

...also, "Jerkwad"? lol

2:19 PM  
Blogger Cayt said...

Same as jackie!! I saw you in the credits and squealed XD Good job!!!!

8:58 PM  
Blogger Amanda Avelar said...

Saw it the day after it came out here in the US, it was gorgeous and because we're big fans and nerds, our whole group stood up and cheered when your name popped up in the credits and "OHMYGOD I KNOW THAT HANDWRITING" came from someone in the back so we met with that group of women and their son and they told us it was yours, so you have fans. I love how they included you and the crew in everything . It gives me a lot of hope for when I'm out of school and looking for work that it wont be as quick and cold as I thought previously. Hope all of your upcoming jobs treat you well and are inspiring and enjoyable!

2:21 AM  
Anonymous Funny videos said...

Nice Stuff.I need more photo in your blog.

9:11 AM  
Blogger the doodlers said...

Here's a quick late note, many months after the fact...Congrats on a great movie! Which sequences did you board? - it'd be fun to know.

12:58 PM  

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