Aaron Cushley, Artist: Aaron Cushley is an Illustrator from Belfast with a passion for animals and drawing. I let my inner child loose, and I gave him a pencil.
Steven Marten, Author: A dad of two small boys and married to a teacher of creative writing, Steven Marten has spent 16 years in the world of story. He’s written a trilogy of graphic novels recently acquired by Glenát Editions, adapted Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs for video game platforms, as well as contributed to story development and dialogue for the Veggie Tales series. The Martens currently reside in Nashville.
Laika, Licensor: In 2005, in a warehouse in Portland, OR, Laika began crafting films in the beautiful cinematic style known as stop-motion animation. Laika CEO Travis Knight had honed his stop-motion skills and developed a deep passion for the art form while working as an animator on projects like Eddie Murphy’s The PJ’s at Portland-based Vinton Studios in years prior, and he decided to devote his efforts to building a studio that would carry on the tradition and modernize it for a whole new generation of moviegoers. Since then, Laika has made 4 award-winning films and has assembled an unrivaled team of world-class artists.