Cadaver by Jonah AnsellCadaver by Jonah Ansell


byJonah Ansell

Paperback | January 1, 2013

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The #1 US animated film is now a picture book for adults. Cadaver is based on the award-winning short film starring Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd, ROOKIE Magazine's editor-in-chief Tavi Gevinson, and Academy Award-winner Kathy Bates.

Synopsis: A cadaver wakes up to say a last goodbye to his wife, but discovers a truth in death he didn’t know in life.

CADAVER isn’t just any old love story. It is a cinematic poem. Literally, it rhymes. Inspired by the wit of Shel Silverstein and the wisdom of William Shakespeare, it is a twenty-first century love sonnet that seeks to awaken the hopeful romantic within even the harshest cynic. Additionally, Cadaver features three bonus items: a haunting rendition of Neil Young’s 1972 Billboard #1 hit, "Heart of Gold," performed by Tavi Gevinson, and an acoustic rendition of The Pet Shop Boys' 1988 UK Billboard #1 hit "Heart" -- and a digital viewing copy of the Academy Award-longlisted film, Cadaver.
Jonah D. Ansell is a Los Angeles-based writer/director of animated and live action films.  A former four-year NCAA starting pitcher, Ansell is a magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College and an award-winning USC MFA screenwriting graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. At twenty-five, he created and sold Rivalfish, a sports/pop c...
Title:CadaverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2013Publisher:Academy Chicago PublisherLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0897337026

ISBN - 13:9780897337021

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Editorial Reviews

"Cadaver is a lushly constructed and visually mesmerizing graphic novel."-- NPR“A must-attend event of New York Fashion Week.”-- New York Times"A must-see pick!" – Animation Magazine“Darkly beautiful.”– MTV"Explores grown-up themes about love and death through the youthful mediums of cartoon and rhyme."-- Huffington Post"Lively."-- New York Magazine"The least sappy but most tender love story I've ever encountered." – Tavi Gevinson, Editor-in-chief of ROOKIE Magazine"It is a sweet and hilarious film full of creepily tender moments."-- MTV“Shel Silverstein whimsy and rhythm with an Edgar Allan Poe edge." -- My Old Kentucky Blog"A dark romantic story in a time of commercialized love." -- Project Quality"The stuff of Indie lore." -- Sonoma News"Director Jonah D. Ansell could be channeling Tim Burton." -- Examiner "A clever little fable about love, devotion, and the heart's ability to rebound." -- Sarasota Review"Packs a Punch."-- Jezebel"Cadaver... will especially please lovers of the more macabre works of Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, and Tim Burton."-- Cinespect"Cadaver... is in the process of being developed into a full-blown animated musical ("think 'Little Mermaid' meets 'Les Miserables,')."-- Los Angeles Times"Inventive."-- Filmmaker Magazine"Tavi Gevinson is a cartoon character."-- VogueAs seen in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Elle, Glamour, MTV, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Huffington Post, Jezebel, The Onion A.V. Club, Page 6, New York Magazine, Marie Claire, Daily Mail & Animation Magazine.