Well, it's about something - and these men are to blame.
Troy Little & Nick Cross - circa 1874
TROY LITTLE - Eisner nominee and Xeric recipient. Troy began a career in animation after graduating from the Interpretive Illustration course at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. In 2000 he began self-publishing his comic series Chiaroscuro which garnered him both a Xeric and PEICA grant and was eventually collected by IDW Publishing and published in 2007.His second book, Angora Napkin was published in 2009 with IDW and was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award (Best Publications for Teens) in 2010. Angora Napkin was also developed as an animated pilot for Teletoon, Canada and was broadcast Halloween night in 2010.
NICK CROSS - Multi award winning independent animator, Nick attended Sheridan along side Troy and fared much better in his scholastic endeavours then his younger counterpart. Nick went on to work in the field of animation as well and has produced over 14 independent short films which have been screened all over the world.
He's currently working on his first feature film, Black Sunrise.
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ANGORA NAPKIN - Inspired by the cuddle core pop bands cub and Shonen Knife and an affection for old cartoons and cult films, Angora Napkin was birthed in the spring of 1997 as an idea for an animated series during a lengthy period of downtime at the animation studio they work at.
Despite extensive development at the time the project was eventually shelved while Nick began work on his short films and Troy started self-publishing comics. Years later as a break from his work on Chiaroscuro Troy decided to bring Angora Napkin to life as a stand alone graphic novel. It was completed and published by IDW Publishing in 2009 and went on to be nominated for an Eisner Award.
During this time Teletoon began a Canada wide search for new late night programs and selected Angora Napkin as part of it's Pilot Project. Having come full circle, Troy and Nick dusted off the old binders full of ideas and teamed up to finally bring Angora Napkin to animated life.
Following on the success of both the book and the cartoon, Troy decided to create another Angora Napkin graphic novel entitled 'Harvest of Revenge' which will debut online in 2011 as well as developing an idea for an Angora Napkin feature called 'The Lurking Moist'.