David OReilly is the Chris Ware of animation — his work is modern, haunting and bleak. His new film The External World just won an Honorable Mention at Sundance — the only cartoon to do so — and it’s 17 minutes of video game era dread and alienation. Is there redemption? FULL SCREEN.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.