Marc Dole

Animated Individual Marc Dole is used to interruptions. It takes a concentrated schedule for his Portsmouth-based Hatchling Studios to produce such acclaimed short films as “The Norman Rockwell Code” and “The Toll.” But recently the interruptions have been calls from people with such well-known logos as MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central on their business cards. His Portsmouth-based staff of 22 hustles to produce material that looks like the work of studios three times as big, but it’s paying off. Their latest Web-based cartoon series, “Endurance Challenge: Mordred’s Isle” (, has some of the big distributors talking specifics, and now the voice talent that helps carry shows like Futurama and South Park are on the phone as well. Dole says the pressure is OK as long as the work is fun. “And today, I’m having fun,” he adds.

New Hampshire Magazine knows where "It" is at. Each November, we identify the state's most happening people and publish their names and profiles in our annual "It List."

So what defines an "It" Person?

How about buzz, panache, je ne sais quoi, currency,  a person whose time has come, a person of tomorrow, a timeless person, noteworthy, below the radar, in the news, in the know, hot, cool, high impact, slippery, a mover and shaker, a humble saint, a behind-the-scenes operator, a scenery chewer, an unsung hero, a hero who knows how to sing. 

It's a quality that's hard to define, but you know it when you see it.

Above is one member of the 2006 It List. 

To make a nomination for the 2007 list (now under development) drop a line to
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