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I Have a Question Adam Elliot

Adam Elliot (Mary and Max) winner of many shiny trophies and a few envelopes of cash answers today's deeply existential queries to help guide you through the rough seas of daily life.

'Harvie Krumpet' by Adam Elliot

The son of an acrobatic prawn famer, Adam Elliot is an Australian based ‘Clayographer’. He describes his animated films and imagery as ‘clayographies’, bittersweet adult clay biographies based on his family, friends and acquaintances. He uses traditional stopmotion and photographic techniques to create his images and films. Every prop, set and character is hand crafted using just clay cardboard and wire. He avoids digital effects to enhance his work and animates in an intuitive and analog manner. He has sculpted hundreds of static clayographies, and has made six animated films including, Mary and Max, Harvie Krumpet, Uncle, Cousin, Brother, and Ernie Biscuit.

Adam agreed to accompany me on a long walk in the rain as we shared enormous bottles of red wine, attempted to cook and had a long discussion about the still unsolved murder of John Denver. It was a winter in Australia, so it was quite warm, sunny and humid. The year was 1942. A Sunday, since you asked.

I get the greatest pleasure from watching my pug dog Basil stare at his own penis while contemplating the world.

The name of my autobiography would be The Life Cycle of a Bald Sweaty Asthmatic Gay Claymator.

Adam Elliot


My most beloved possession is my ten knitted finger puppets, (one for each digit).

A (non-family member) person I have high respect for is my pug Basil.

The song that makes me tingle is ‘Annie’s Song’ by John Denver.

The funniest thing that happened to me happened yesterday when I got 16 botox injections in my armpits to help my sweating problem. 

I’d like to be remembered as that gay bald sweaty asthmatic guy who dedicated his life to making blobby films.

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A well-known figure in the world of independent animation, writer, author & curator Chris Robinson is the Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival.