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Graham Annable (born June 1, 1970) is a Canadian cartoonist and animator who has worked in movies, TV and video games.

Annable worked primarily at LucasArts from 1994 to 2004. On the side, he created Grickle, a collection of comics featuring the simple, expressive, bug-eyed characters that would become his signature style. After LucasArts canceled the original incarnation of Sam & Max: Freelance Police (on which he worked as a lead animator), Annable left the company to become the first creative director of Telltale Games, a position he held for roughly a year.

In 2006, Annable moved to Portland, Oregon to work for Laika; his first role at the company was as a storyboard artist on Coraline. That same year, he began posting Grickle short cartoons to YouTube.

Annable has continued his work with Laika through the present. He did storyboard art on ParaNorman before co-directing The Boxtrolls, and then returned to his storyboard artist role for Kubo and the Two Strings.

He's done a fair bit of work outside of Laika too. Though he had left his official position at Telltale, Annable collaborated with them to produce the two Grickle-styled Puzzle Agent games, released in 2010 and 2011 respectively. He wrote for several issues of Bongo Comics' SpongeBob Comics between 2011 and 2015. And in 2018, he released the first book in his Peter & Ernesto series, a children's graphic novel about two sloth friends. A sequel is scheduled for 2019.

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