Popshot, an illustrated literary magazine, is bringing their Adventure Issue to life by launching their very own animated cover. The magazine features flash fiction, short stories and poetry, from literary new blood, paired with gorgeous illustrations. Now, for the first time, Popshot worked with an animator. Their 15th issue moves off the page with an animated clip that seemingly starts as an animated short and then slowly morphs into an editorial magazine cover, spanning across the front and back covers of the new issue.
The latest edition of Popshot brought together 20 authors and 17 illustrators who explore the issue’s theme of adventure through the medium of illustrated short fiction and poetry. Produced by illustrator Thomas Danthony and animator Christopher van Wilson, the 40 second animation creates a multimedia and multidimensional experience, a dynamic take on the literary world. Check out Popshot’s Instagram for the 15 second version!