Curator Elk Paauw started watching cartoons as a kid, and decided to just keep running with it. He is currently a cartoonist and animator on top of putting together this fun series! Working with the French American Chamber of Commerce and Mercer Island Sister City Association as a teenager inspired him to start the series as a way to promote international, multilingual relationships among Seattleites and to share the wonders of global animation to the film-going community. Outside of SIFF, Elk is a comics artist and graduate student in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. You can check out his work at elkpapa.party!
Image © Ann Marie Fleming 2016 "Window Horses"