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Kevin Konrad Hanna
Kevin Hanna speaking at Comic Con 2011
Kevin Konrad Hanna

1980 (age 43–44)
Occupation(s)film director, screenwriter, artist & animator

Kevin Konrad Hanna (Arabic: كيفن حنا; born 1980) is an American film director, writer, and artist, known for his work in animation, comics, and video games. He directed the animated film The Clockwork Girl[1] and the acclaimed documentary Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters,[2] which received significant attention from media sources.[3][4]


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 Simulator and Shadowrun for the Xbox 360.

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

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 multimedia company Frogchildren Studios,[5] best known for publishing the comic book Sixteen Miles to Merricks and Creature Academy: The Legacy as well as producing animated music videos and commercials for 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,[6] and announced Google's gaming intentions.[7][8]

Most recently, he directed the animated feature film, The Clockwork Girl.,[1] the Huey Lewis and the News music video "While We're Young",[9] as well as introductions for TV series The Magicians.[10]

In 2022, along with Emerald City Comic Con founder Jim Demonakos, he directed Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters a documentary about comic book creator Mike Mignola.

Film credits[edit]

TV credits[edit]

  • Max Steel (2001)
  • "Red Hot Chili Peppers: Californication". (2000)[11]
  • Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999)
  • Decrypting Krypton (2018) – Director/Creator[12]
  • Huey Lewis and the News: While We're Young (2020) – Director[9]

Comic book credits[edit]

Video game credits[edit]


  • In 2008, Kevin Hanna received a Moonbeam Award for Best Graphic Novel for The Clockwork Girl.[17]
  • In 2008, The Clockwork Girl won Graphic Novel of the Year at Book Expo America by ForeWord magazine.[18]
  • In 2010, The Clockwork Girl was a Mom's Choice Awards Gold Recipient: Comic Books & Graphic Novels.[19]
  • 2022: Multiple awards for Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters including Best Documentary at FilmQuest, Gen Con, Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, Fantasmagoria, and Prague Independent Film Festival.[20]


  1. ^ a b c "The Clockwork Girl". IMDb.
  2. ^ a b "Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters". IMDb.
  3. ^ "Documentary on Hellboy Creator Mike Mignola in the Works". The Hollywood Reporter. 2021-03-01.
  4. ^ "Mike Mignola Documentary Drawing Monsters Launches Kickstarter Campaign". Forbes. 2021-03-01.
  5. ^ Frogchildren.com
  6. ^ Kevin Hanna Breaks Silence on Google Lively
  7. ^ Gamesindustry: Getting Lively
  8. ^ Lively by Google could be expanded to include games
  9. ^ a b "Huey Lewis and the News: While We're Young". IMDb.
  10. ^ "The Magicians". IMDb.
  11. ^ "Red Hot Chili Peppers: Californication". IMDb.
  12. ^ "Decrypting Krypton". IMDb.
  13. ^ Frogchildren profile, samples and interview
  14. ^ Clockwork Girl profile, samples and interview Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine, Comic Book Resources, May 30, 2007
  15. ^ "Home". seriously.com.
  16. ^ "Lend Us Your Brains -- Plants vs. Zombies 3™ is Under Construction". 16 July 2019.
  17. ^ "Winners 2008". Moonbeam. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
  18. ^ McLean, Tom (22 June 2011). "'Clockwork Girl' Returns with New Book, 3D Feature". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  19. ^ "Honor Roll - The 2010 Mom's Choice Awards Honorees" (PDF). Entro. The Mom's Choice Awards. Retrieved 2010-02-21.
  20. ^ "Fantastic Fest Review: Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters". Austin Chronicle. 2022-09-29.

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