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January 29, 2013 by Peter Gutierrez
What animation exists out there that’s regularly screened in schools or shelved in libraries that’s the equivalent of MG or YA lit—feature films (not TV shows) that speak to young people but not to “children”?
December 7, 2012 by Peter Gutierrez
The most interesting part of the project was seeing how the teens went about modifying the generic superhero to specifically fit the library...
October 27, 2012 by Peter Gutierrez
" I can see where it's alarming to see your kid looking like a corpse, but it's all part of rebellion, of saying the "regular" world of mortgages and wars and nuclear meltdown frightens them and they want to distance themselves from it..."
October 24, 2012 by Peter Gutierrez
"The zombie consciousness reflects the perfect expression of equal rights in society. There is no difference between boys and the girls in this world—hunger is the organizing principle."
October 17, 2012 by Peter Gutierrez
Stories about tweens simply aren’t like those about teens or adults or "children”...
May 15, 2012 by Peter Gutierrez
We spy on these characters, we travel alongside them like a second, invisible yet all-seeing head on their shoulders, we peer inside their skulls, and later we say we “identified” with them as if that's something they would have wanted...
May 14, 2012 by Peter Gutierrez
As we head into summer, there’s no shortage of superhero films boasting famous characters and big stars, but it’s precisely "Chronicle"’s everyday approach that distinguishes it.