Illustrators who can make their images into movies are awesome! I know of two great artists that make movies out of their art. One is William Kentridge, who has a piece at the ASU Art Museum. Learn more about him on ArtFortune
check out his videos on youtube.
Laura Goldhammer is a musician and artist from Denver, CO who creates movies to go together with her songs. She's got some great stuff.
Check this out.