Kevin Hanna

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Kevin Konrad Hanna
Photo of Kevin Hanna from San Diego Comic con 2011.jpg
Kevin Hanna speaking at Comic Con 2011
Born
Kevin Konrad Hanna

1980 (age 41–42)
Occupationfilm director, screenwriter, artist & animator
Spouse(s)Claire Hanna (current)

Kevin Konrad Hanna, (Arabic: كيفن حنا),is an American film director, writer and artist noted for his work in feature film animation, comic books, video games, and television, best known for directing the feature film The Clockwork Girl based on the graphic novel of the same name.

History[edit]

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

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

He then spent the following 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.

In 2006 he co-founded X-Ray Kid Studios with Jeff Matsuda, Mike Christian and Brian Wyser.

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][4]

He recently completed directing the animated feature film, The Clockwork Girl.,[5] the Huey Lewis and the News music video "While We're Young".[6] as well as introductions for "The Magicians".[7]

Film credits[edit]

TV credits[edit]

  • Max Steel (2001)
  • "Red Hot Chili Peppers: Californication". (2000) [8]
  • Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999)
  • Decrypting Krypton (2018) -director/creator [9]
  • Huey Lewis and the News: While We're Young (2020) -director [6]

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,.[14]
  • In 2008, The Clockwork Girl won Graphic Novel of the Year at Book Expo America by ForeWord magazine.[15]
  • In 2010, The Clockwork Girl was A Mom's Choice Awards Gold Recipient: Comic Books & Graphic Novels.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frogchildren.com
  2. ^ Kevin Hanna Breaks Silence on Google Lively
  3. ^ Gamesindustry: Getting Lively
  4. ^ Lively by Google could be expanded to include games
  5. ^ a b IMDB
  6. ^ a b imdb-While We're Young
  7. ^ imdb-The Magicians
  8. ^ imdb-Californication
  9. ^ Decrypting Krypton Sci-Fi | TV Series
  10. ^ Frogchildren profile, samples and interview
  11. ^ Clockwork Girl profile, samples and interview, Comic Book Resources, May 30, 2007
  12. ^ https://www.seriously.com/
  13. ^ https://www.ea.com/games/plants-vs-zombies/plants-vs-zombies-2/news/plants-vs-zombies-3-pre-alpha
  14. ^ "Games Nominations 2006". Moonbeam. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
  15. ^ "Games Nominations 2006". Moonbeam. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
  16. ^ "Games Nominations 20106" (PDF). A Mom's Choice Awards. Retrieved 2010-02-21.

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