I Kill Giants director Anders Walter took inspiration from ’80s movies

Writer Joe Kelly and illustrator Ken Niimura’s graphic novel I Kill Giants, a sprawling adventure about a loner kid named Barbara Thorson who retreats into a magical world to fight evil giants that may or may not all be in her head, is being adapted for the big screen. In the video above, director Anders Walter talks…

A brave little girl battles cliché in the sappy but effective I Kill Giants

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The extremely specific subgenre of magical-realist adventures about kids who cope with familial trauma by retreating into fantasy worlds full of monsters—see also: 2009’s Where The Wild Things Are, 2016’s A Monster Calls—gets a new entry in I Kill Giants, the debut feature from Danish filmmaker Anders Walter. But…

The director of I Kill Giants fell in love with its story before even picking up the graphic novel

Writer Joe Kelly and illustrator Ken Niimura’s graphic novel I Kill Giants, a sprawling adventure about loner kid Barbara Thorson, who retreats into a magical world to fight evil giants that may or may not all be in her head, is being adapted for the big screen. In the video above, director Anders Walter tells us how…

Thankfully, the original, phallic giant designs didn’t make it into I Kill Giants

Back in 2009, writer Joe Kelly and illustrator Ken Niimura partnered together to create the graphic novel I Kill Giants, a sprawling adventure about loner kid Barbara Thorson, who retreats into a magical world to fight evil giants that may or may not all be in her head. The giant designs in the graphic novel and…

The creators of I Kill Giants explain how their graphic novel was adapted for the big screen

Comic book writer Joe Kelly is no stranger to having his works adapted for the screen. His 1997 run of Deadpool, arguably the definitive version of the character, played a major role in influencing the direction of the film. Now, his graphic novel I Kill Giants, which he created with Ken Niimura, is being translated…

Umami #1 draws from a range of influences to cook up a high-fantasy culinary comic

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In the European and Japanese markets, comics about cooking aren’t uncommon. Take, for example, Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki’s Food Wars!—a popular, slick serial that runs in Shonen Jump magazine. In the United States, cooking is portrayed similarly to any other kind of action in modern mainstream fighting comics: It’s…