Anyone interested in innovative film-making should buy a copy of a new book published by Templar Publishing. Varmints was written by Helen Ward especially for Marc Craste to illustrate and it’s a story of a possible near future when the Earth is swamped by a mindless civilisation with huge slab-like buildings reminiscent of Metropolis. There are few words but you’ll be pleased to know that our hero, along with his mini-garden, is finally able to climb up into one of the beautiful pods which sails gracefully towards a cleaner and brighter future.
You’ll probably have seen Marc’s animation work on the award-winning series of Lloyds TSB ads produced by Studio AKA. Marc is also know for his short film, JoJo in the Stars, and the studio is currently working on a film of Varmints which will be released in 2008.