The Sweater is one of the most beloved animated films of all time. Based on Roch Carrier’s short story, also known as “The Hockey Sweater,” the film recounts the most horrifying moment of the author’s childhood. Sheldon Cohen adapted the story into animation and created a film that is as much about childhood emotions and the desire to fit in, as it is about hockey, the clash of cultures, and a harkening to bygone times.
Now 30 years later, Sheldon delves into his notebooks, photographs, and memories to recreate the process he undertook to make The Sweater. He takes the reader on a journey back to Ste.–Justine, showing all of the places and people that inspired him. He also delves into his other films, book illustrations, and paintings over his 40–year career, and along the way he gives us rich insights into the creative process.
Published: March 2012
Dimensions: 10 x 7 in.
"This Sweater is for You! provid[es] a beautiful and fascinating glimpse into his creative process animating The Hockey Sweater." Waterloo Chronicle