Interview with Director Hannah Jayanti


Hannah Jayanti is the director of the upcoming documentary about the classic children's book The Phantom Tollbooth.  Since Jayanti and her team have been funding the film themselves for almost a year now, they decided to start a kickstarter to help them cover the cost of post productions.  Amazingly, the project was funded in only a couple of days...

Introducing our stop animation artist - working with book pages to bring the story to life!

Introducing our lovely animator Eleanor Stewart, who is creating a stop animation for the documentary. Working with book pages, she's helping us tell the story of Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer and their creation of The Phantom Tollbooth. We're honored to add her to our crew page where you can check out a short bio.  She's working with us from Glasgow, putting together beautiful props against a lanscape of words - and making sure our film stays on target with the fun and style of the beloved book we're celebrating.

Here's a teaser, and we'll be posting more production shots of the animation soon, so keep posted!

‘Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language’ at MoMA - would make the Phantom Tollbooth proud!

"MoMA assembles works by artists and artist’s groups who make written and spoken communication intensely physical. Just through the main gallery doors, a selection of Paul Elliman’s “Found Fonts” — silver hoop earrings, bits of cardboard and other everyday objects shaped like letters and punctuation marks — occupies a large set of glass cases, bringing to mind the word bazaar in “The Phantom Tollbooth."

Read More from NY Times article...

Jules Feiffer Noir Graphic Novel on the way!


Jules Feiffer, Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist best known for his long running Village Voice comics strip, screenwriter, playwright, acclaimed adult and children’s author, and a pioneering witness to the birth of the American comic book industry, will publish Kill My Mother, his first original graphic novel, in Fall 2013 with the Liveright publishing division of W. W. Norton. More here...