This newly-opened multi-media show runs through September 11 and includes character designs, animation key frames, concept art, storyboards, and animatics, from the film Howl plus photos by Allen Ginsberg, and images from Eric Drooker’s graphic novel version of the poem. The exhibit was organized by Andrew Farago, Eric Drooker and Chris Lanier.
The feature Howl (now on DVD) stars James Franco as the beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman used animation to illustrate much of the poem as Ginsburg reads it. Eric Drooker, who had worked with Ginsburg to illustrate his poetry, designed the animation and John Hays, a San Francisco-based animation veteran (Colossal Pictures, W!ldbrain, etc.) directed the sequences. The animation was completed at The Monk Studios in Thailand.