Kevin Hanna

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Kevin Hanna
Photo of Kevin Hanna from San Diego Comic con 2011.jpg
Hanna at GDC Austin 2008 Scream Awards,
October 19, 2008
Born Kevin Konrad Hanna
(1978-01-06) January 6, 1978 (age 39)
Mountain View, California, U.S.
Occupation film director, screenwriter, artist & animator
Spouse(s) Claire Lidell Hanna (1996 - current)
Website http://www.frogchildren.com/

Kevin Konrad Hanna, born in 1978 in Sunnyvale, California, is an American film director, writer and artist noted for his work in feature film animation, comic books, video games, and television.

History[edit]

Forgoing a formal education in the arts, he started work in the video game industry when he was 19, where he worked on games for publishers such as Electronic Arts and Mattel.

At 22, he left games for a stint in Hollywood where he worked on Roughnecks, Roughnecks Starship Troopers, Max Steel and The Red Hot Chili Peppers music video for the single "Californication".

He then spent the next five years at Microsoft becoming a founding member of the Xbox team, where he worked on Crimson Skies, Combat Flight Sim and Shadowrun for the Xbox 360.

At one point he was the author and artist of the webcomic Random Frog Children but has since discontinued that project.

He and his family then moved to California from Washington to work as an Art Director for Disney Interactive where he art directed and shipped over 50 titles.

In 2008, Hanna started the comic book publishing and multimedia company Frogchildren Studios,[1] best known for publishing the comic book Sixteen Miles to Merricks and Creature Academy: The Legacy.

He currently lives in Washington working for Frogchildren Studios, an animation studio where he worked as a creative and artistic director on Google Lively, Kinect for Xbox 360, Disney XD and more. On September 16, 2008, he was a keynote speaker at Game Developers Conference where he was the first to speak publicly on Google Lively,[2] and announced Google's gaming intentions.[3]

He recently completed directing the animated feature film, The Clockwork Girl.[4]

Film credits[edit]

TV credits[edit]

  • Max Steel (2001)
  • Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999)

Comic book credits[edit]

Video game credits[edit]

Recognition[edit]

  • In 2008, Kevin Hanna received a Moonbeam Award for Best Graphic Novel award for The Clockwork Girl,.[7]
  • In 2008, The Clockwork Girl won Graphic Novel of the Year at Book Expo America by ForeWord magazine.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frogchildren.com
  2. ^ Kevin Hanna Breaks Silence on Google Lively
  3. ^ Gamesindustry: Getting Lively
  4. ^ a b IMDB
  5. ^ Frogchildren profile, samples and interview
  6. ^ Clockwork Girl profile, samples and interview, Comic Book Resources, May 30, 2007
  7. ^ "Games Nominations 2006". Moonbeam. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  8. ^ "Games Nominations 2006". Moonbeam. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 

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