NBM Publishing has released the graphic novel version of Hair High, Bill Plympton’s upcoming animated feature. The graphic novel is based on Plympton’s storyboards for the film and offers an advance peek at the movie.
Through a web cam on his web site (http://www.hairhigh.com), Plympton has been allowing fans to look over his shoulder as he animates the film, his follow-up to least year’s Mutant Aliens, which is being released by IndieDVD on June 17.
Plympton reports that drawing for Hair High the movie is entering the home stretch. The trailer is available for download on the site. To purchase the graphic novel, check your local comic shop or bookstore, or order online at http://www.nbmpublishing.com.
On Sunday, April 6, Plympton will be at the MoCCA Mid-Hudson Valley Art Reception in Kingston, NY. There will be a special viewing of original artwork from comic and cartoon artists from this region, including Kyle Baker, Fred Hembeck, Wendy Pini, Walter Simonson, Jim Starlin and many others. Reservations are required. For more details visit http://www.moccany.org or call 212-254-3511.