Chris Appelhans

Character Design for Monster House: Jenny, DJ, and Chowder

Character Design for Monster House: Jenny, DJ, and Chowder

 

Chris Appelhans has done some awesome production and character design for films like Monster House, City of Ember, and Coraline. He exhibits a fabulous range, from the ultra-dark and disgustingly well-rendered to the innocent and simple–and oftentimes the two realms overlap. How his work always seems to retain a sense of hope is beyond me! 

 

Check out his Frank and Frank cartoons as well as his modern-day adaptation of Alice in Wonderland (pictures after the jump, of course!). 

 

 

Illustration for Monster House: Chowder and DJ

Illustration for Monster House: Chowder and DJ

 

Illustration for Monster House

Illustration for Monster House: Nebbercracker

 

Queen of Hearts

Alice in Wonderland Adaptation: Queen of Hearts

 

Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum

Alice in Wonderland Adaptation: Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum

 

Caterpillar

Alice in Wonderland Adaptation: Caterpillar

 

Frank & Frank "Birthday"

Frank and Frank "Birthday"

Frank & Frank "Birthday"

Frank and Frank "Birthday"

 

These Frank and Frank cartoons are so simple and charming! Compiled into an oddly long book, each begins with a one-word title and absolutely no dialogue. They’re loads of fun to look through!

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