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Carter Goodrich Illustrator Character Designer

Carter Goodrich Illustrator Character Designer

Acclaimed artist and Annie Award winner Carter Goodrich has illustrated sixteen New Yorker covers and has worked as a character designer on many beloved animated films, including  Ratatouille; Monsters, Inc.; Finding Nemo; and the latest being Despicable Me as well as many animation feature films from Pixar, DreamWorks Animaton and Walt Disney Studios. He is a two-time gold-medal recipient from the Society of Illustrators in New York and a graduate of the Rhose Island School of Design. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Forbes, and Time. Mr. Goodrich has a very busy schedule and we are proud he has accepted our invitation to present him and his work at CTNX 2010.

Here are just two of the many books he has illustrated.

“Zorro and Mister Bud in, Say Hello to Zorro” published by Simon and Schuster is the first in a coming series due out next summer.

Mister Bud is a dog of routine. He has wake up time, nap time, rest time, dinner time, etc. And everyone knows to follow his schedule.

Then disaster strikes. A stranger comes home at “make a fuss time” and throws everything off! Zorro is little bit bossy and Mister Bud wants nothing to do with him. But when the dogs discover they like the same things (like chasing the cat and napping), everything becomes more fun. As long as everyone follows the schedule.

The Hermit Crab
Hermit Crab is no hero. He would rather just keep to himself. He’s content to spend the day looking for food and staying comfy in his shell. And when he finds a new shell, he is excited to have something so beautiful for himself. But when a mysterious contraption lands in the center of town, no one knows what to make of it. The lobster thinks it’s a restaurant. The bluefish thinks it’s a trap. No one is brave enough to go near it until they realize that flounder is trapped underneath! When Hermit Crab comes upon the contraption looking for the source of the delicious smell, he inadvertantly rescues the flounder and everyone in town cheers his triumph, but is he the hero or is his shell?

A Creature Was Stirring
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and in this great house the creature who stirred was a boy, not a mouse. And while upstairs his parents were dreaming and snoring, with Santa so close, sleep seemed pretty boring.

Esteemed New Yorker cover artist Carter Goodrich retells the story of ‘Twas the night before Christmas from the child’s point of view. With Clement Clarke Moore’s classic poem one one side of every page, and a child’s comedic rhyming on the other,  this magical book about seeing and dreaming of Santa Claus will inspire readers of all ages to believe. Against a luminous backdrop of midnight and silver, memories of Christmases past and present converge in a modern classic born in the tradition of The Polar Express.

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