In October 2020, I lead the team that produced The 100 Sequences That Shaped Animation for Vulture and New York Magazine. With my fellow editor John Maher and under the supervision of Vulture’s editorial team, I assembled a brain trust of animation professionals and historians, plus talented culture writers, to tell the “history of an art form that continues to draw us in.”
I’m proud of the research, editing, presentation, and coordination that went into this. It took a medium that I love very seriously, but it also deployed a range of resources to perfect. Beyond our brain trust and writers, we worked with New York‘s visuals team and a tireless video editor to use each of the sequences to illustrate the piece. The result is a rewarding, media-rich longread. It was featured on Pocket, in the newsletter One Great Story, and won a New York Press Club Award. It was also covered by The New York Times, Cartoon Brew, and elsewhere.
Illustration: Giacomo Gambineri