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My Bio
Current Residence: Burbank
Favourite genre of music: Jazz, Classical,
Favourite style of art: Cartoony style, definitely ;)
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: ITunes
Favourite cartoon character: Beast Boy, Dr.Drakken, Shego, Iroh, Zhao!

Favourite Visual Artist
Claire Wendling, Guarnido, Barbucci and Canepa, Moebius, Leo Ortolani
Favourite Movies
Labyrinth, Galaxy Quest, Contact, and we'll see what comes up in the coming years
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
David Bowie, David Byrne, Peter Murphy, Yokko Kano
Favourite Games
Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, Shadow of the Colossus, Kingdom Hearts
Favourite Gaming Platform
PS2
Tools of the Trade
Pencils, Faber Castell Pitt pen and Photoshop
Other Interests
Ancient Egypt, wine and cheese, travel
First off, here's the official teaser trailer for the sequel of "How To Train Your Dragon": http://youtu.be/68AqHwgk2s8 If you want to see it on the big screen and in 3D, it should play in front of Turbo, opening next week. I should be at the San Diego comicon next week, from Wednesday to Saturday (will be absent on Sunday). This year, I'll be hanging around the Gallery Nucleus booth, in a new location in the hall: booth 2743, close to IDW and Image Comics. We'll have great guests at the table: Olly Moss http://www.ollymoss.com/ Mike Mitchell http://www.sirmikeofmitchell.com/ Becky Dreistadt http://beckydreistadt.com/ Kazu Kibuishi http:/
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I was fortunate to work with Perry Maple and WoonYoung Jung collaboratively to bring about the little exclusive, online mini stories. The last one, out biggest collaboration, just got posted today. I posted a progess lineart for it: :thumb338799750: and the whole finished story can be found here: http://dreamworksanimation.tumblr.com/post/36154027636/travel-back-in-time-pitch-meets-the Here are the links to all the others one that were posted on Tumblr: http://dreamworksanimation.tumblr.com/post/36081045945/jack-shows-off-his-resourcefulness-in-winter http://dreamworksanimation.tumblr.com/post/35929503729/sandy-meets-a-cat-and-cuteness
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A quick heads up that me and two of the Visual Development artists  (WoonYung Jung and Perry Maple) on the Guardians movie have been working on some special, short stories that will appear exclusively online. Can't find them in the Art Of book! We were happy that the studio let us play around a little bit longer within the world of Guardians. Each story will have a different visual style. This is the first. I'll update the journal with links to the future ones as they are posted. http://dreamworksanimation.tumblr.com/post/35788579009/how-did-jack-frost-learn-to-fly-heres-learning
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When do you think you might be available to do requests?

Impossible to say at this time. Sorry.

Because I really want to find someone to do my comic request that I sent you through my notes for free.

are you still taking requests?

Unfortunately, due to daytime work, I cannot take requests. Sorry.

Hey there, I've been following your work since I was in college, about the time you started up your Water Tribe comic in 2007 (on my old DA)- and I just wanted to say: thank you.


Seeing you go so far with a fun, interesting fanwork- for literal years, has been such a huge inspiration to me. I'm starting up my own fancomic based on Pokemon Legends Arceus and whenever I start feeling a bit silly for putting so much effort into a fanwork- I think of you, and your work. And just how much seeing it means to me- and I keep going.


Thank you, again- for sharing your work with us- it means a lot.