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Adapting Your Project to Film or Television –  Pilar Alessandra

Adapting Your Project to Film or Television – Pilar Alessandra

Class: Adapting Your Project to Film or Television Taught by Pilar Alessandra Length: 45min   Biography: PILAR ALESSANDRA Writing Instructor/Script Consultant: On the Page www.onthepage.tv PILAR ALESSANDRA is the director of the Los Angeles writing program “On the Page, Inc.®.” She’s worked as Senior Story Analyst for DreamWorks and Radar Pictures and covered additional projects [...]

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Andreas Deja Legendary Animator

Andreas Deja Legendary Animator

Title: A Conversation with Legendary Animator Andreas Deja Description: Andreas Deja was born 1957 in Gdańsk, Poland. Deja moved with his family to Dinslaken, Germany in 1958. After graduating from Theodor-Heuss Gymnasium (secondary school), he studied graphic design at the Folkwang-Schule in Essen, Germany. A lifelong fan of Disney animated films, Deja was hired by [...]

Schools, Sponsors

Animation Mentor

Animation Mentor

Please help us give a warm welcome back to Animation Mentor as Sponsors of CTN. AMers will be on the exhibit floor, co-hosting the CTN-X launch party, workshops, special giveaways, demo reel reviews, special guests at booth, and much more! Animation Mentor is a state-of-the-art online animation school focused on teaching the art and craft [...]

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Animation World Network Magizine – AWN

Animation World Network Magizine – AWN

“The Hub of Animation on the Internet” The Animation World Network is the largest animation-related publishing group on the Internet, providing readers from over 151 countries with a wide range of interesting, relevant and helpful information pertaining to all aspects of animation. Covering areas as diverse as animator profiles, independent film distribution, commercial studio activities, [...]

Archived Exhibitors, Archived Vendors

Anime Books

Anime Books

Animebooks.com are huge fans of Japanese Anime who realize the difficulty of obtaining Anime merchandise in the United States.  Our goal is to construct a site that makes shopping for Anime merchandise online a pleasure.  Animebooks.com carries thousands of hottest art books, toys, novelties not only based on Animation in Japan, but also the U.S., [...]

Schools

AnimSchool

AnimSchool

AnimSchool is the premiere school for learning 3D animation, modeling and rigging. Student learn in live web sessions with working 3D professionals. We teach a broad curriculum so students are well prepared for the 3D workforce. AnimSchool students learn from pros working at top studios like Blue Sky Studios, Dreamworks, Disney and Pixar. They share [...]

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Beth Sleven Director

Beth Sleven Director

Beth Sleven has recently worked as a Storyboard artist at Nickelodeon, on the new show “Robot and Monster”. She has also worked at a number of studios as both a traditional 2D and CG animator. She has animated on such films as “Looney Tunes: Back in Action”, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, [...]

Sponsors

BlueSky Animation Studios

BlueSky Animation Studios

Academy Award® winning Blue Sky Studios became a wholly owned unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment in 1997 (a subsidiary of News Corporation). The studio was founded ten years earlier with a mission to pioneer creatively superior photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation for the feature film, television and entertainment industries. Throughout our history, we at Blue [...]

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Bobby Chiu Creative Director

Bobby Chiu Creative Director

Back by popular demand, this icon of the industry will be exhibiting and also teaching an amazing workshop and demonstrating live all weekend. Thank you Bobby for sharing your talent with us this year. We can’t wait!! . Bobby Chiu is a Toronto-based artist and the founder of Imaginism Studios. He is known for his [...]

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Brett 2D Bean

Brett “2D” Bean Character Designer & Visual Development Artist After asking to be a drummer to his mother at an early age, Brett Bean was handed a piece of paper and a pencil because it was, “much more quiet.” Unbeknownst to his mother and her simple gesture of headache reduction methodology, she spurred on the career of [...]

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Brian Ajhar Character Designer/illustrator

Brian Ajhar Character Designer/illustrator

Come visit Brian Ajhar’s booth at this years CTN Expo ! The 2013 event will be Brian’s fourth consecutive year exhibiting his illustrations, character designs, signed books and prints. Signed books come with a personalized drawing and are available at Brian’s table. I’m looking forward to meeting you all at this years Expo !  Brian [...]

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Brittney Lee Artist

Brittney Lee Artist

Brittney has been with CTN from the beginning where in 2009 she participated in Raising the Bar Recruiting and was scooped up by Walt Disney Animation Studios and has been creating for them in their Visual Development Department ever since. Help us congratulate and welcome her back to CTN this year where she will be [...]

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Cale Atkinson Art Director/Concept Artist

Cale Atkinson Art Director/Concept Artist

Welcome back this very talented artist who this year will be offering limited art prints from his animated short ‘Lil’ Red’ as well as some nice little give-aways! Be sure to stop by and feast your eyes!  He is also always more than happy to give any Portfolio Critiques and offer his opinions/advice! Cale Atkinson [...]

Communities, Sponsors

Cartoon Brew

Cartoon Brew

Thank you Cartoon Brew for showing your support of the talent at CTN expo by sponsoring the OverFlow Lounge all weekend. Be sure and stop by and have a drink and watch some of the best presentations CTN has to offer. Each day, Cartoon Brew brings the latest news and trends in animation to over [...]

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Chris Ayers Character Designer/Head Zookeeper

Chris Ayers Character Designer/Head Zookeeper

Chris Ayers grew up in Minnesota surrounded by a family and community that encouraged his many creative endeavors and provided ample fuel for his imagination. After studying art in college he packed his small car to the ceiling and headed west to Hollywood to pursue his lifelong dream of working in the movies. He had [...]

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Chris Oatley Instructor

Chris Oatley Instructor

Chris Oatley recently transitioned from his role as a full-time Character Designer at DisneyToon Studios to work as a freelance Character Designer & Visual Development Artist so he can devote more time and energy in pursuit of his passion for teaching. Chris recently opened the virtual doors of The Oatley Academy Of Concept Art & [...]

Studios

CreatureBox

CreatureBox

Back by popular demand Dave Guertin and Greg Baldwin from Creature Box are launching the first published collection of their work at CTNX this year. Join us for the champagne book signing and meet these tremendous talents. . CreatureBox Talks CTN and Being an Artist in this Community from Creative Talent Network on Vimeo. . [...]

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David Colman Art Director

David Colman Art Director

David Colman is an illustrator who has been working as an Emmy winning character designer, a development artist, story artist and currently an art director in the animation industry for 10 years. He has worked for many clients such as Disney Feature Animation, Disney TV, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Imageworks, Blue Sky Studios, Jim Henson [...]

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David DePasquale Visual Development Artist

David DePasquale Visual Development Artist

David DePasquale is a character designer/visual development artist who graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology. He is currently living and working in the NYC area, and is generally described as a short man with tall ideas. He has done work for small and large company alike; his most recent [...]

Archived Artists

David Pimental Story Artist

David Pimental Story Artist

CTN is extremely proud to invite David Pimentel who will be onsite all weekend and sharing what he feels is the purists way to gesture and expression in drawing. A direct disciple of the great gesture instructor from Walt Disneys classic animation days, Walt Stanchfield, David shares his talent and passion with you during a [...]

Sponsors, Studios

Dreamworks Animation Studios

Dreamworks Animation Studios

DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work [...]

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Eric Goldberg Legendary Supervising Animator

Eric Goldberg Legendary Supervising Animator

Eric Goldberg, a veteran Director, Designer and Animator, has worked extensively in New York, London and Hollywood creating feature films, commercials, title sequences and television specials. He is equally at home with traditional hand-drawn animation and the most up-to-date computer animation, and has pioneered ground-breaking techniques in both worlds. Eric’s animation knowledge started early, creating [...]

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Eunjung June Kim Animator/Illustrator

Eunjung June Kim Animator/Illustrator

My name is Eunjung June Kim and I am an animator and illustrator who lives in San Francisco. I originally studied graphic design, but moved to California to study and pursue my dream as an animator and illustrator. I graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts degree in 2D Animation from the Academy of Art [...]

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Florian Satzinger

Florian Satzinger

CTN is thrilled to welcome back by popular demand the incredible character designer from Austria, Florian Satzinger. Florian will be demonstrating live and sharing his talent in our Creator Conversation sessions all weekend. Florian is also the official designer of the CTN Early Bird and “Where are you coming from?” Contest icons. . . . [...]

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Forrest Card Illustrator / Character Artist

Forrest Card Illustrator / Character Artist

Forrest Card is a character artist and illustrator. He has always had a huge passion for animation and motion pictures. For as long as he can remember he has been watching and drawing cartoons. Since his graduation from the Art Center College of Design he has worked on a variety of projects creating and drawing [...]

Archived Artists, Archived Exhibitors

Genevieve Tsai

Genevieve Tsai

Genevieve Tsai has been a Concept Artist in the video game industry for over 6 years among companies such as Activision, Electronic Arts, Ghostbot, and Sanzaru Games. She currently works at Zynga in San Francisco as a Senior Artist. Genevieve graduated with a Masters in 2D Animation & Visual FX from the Academy of Art [...]

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Glenn Vilppu Artist

Glenn Vilppu Artist

Glenn Vilppu is considered one of today’s foremost draftsman and instructors in drawing and painting. Few contemporary artists have thoroughly absorbed the lessons of the great masters of the past and in addition, none have Glenn’s ability to communicate and inspire students with such knowledge and understanding. Glenn Vilppu is trained in the classical art [...]

Schools

Gnomon

Gnomon

Gnomon School of Visual Effects is an innovative training facility that stresses the importance of creativity in computer graphics. We believe, that while technology offers new tools to create your visions, it is our ultimate goal to allow you to interact transparently with the software. At Gnomon, we know that it is not the technology [...]

Schools

iAnimate

iAnimate

JasonRyanAnimation.com and DigiCel, the makers of FlipBook have teamed up to create the best online animation training you can get and help you bring your animation up to feature quality in the shortest amount of time, without having to mortgage your future. Beyond refining your knowledge and understanding of the standard principles of animation, you [...]

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Ivan Aguirre BG Painter/Visual Development

Ivan Aguirre BG Painter/Visual Development

Ivan Aguirre is an Illustrator living and working In Southern California in the Animation Industry as a Background Designer, and Painter. He was born to hardworking Mexican family, and raised in the sunny suburbs of Los Angeles. His work Is Inspired by childhood, cartoons, children’s books, films, and everyday life.

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J. Scott Campbell Comic Book Artist

J. Scott Campbell Comic Book Artist

J. Scott Campbell is a renowned illustrator and a world famous comic book artist with over a decade and a half in the business. Best known for his landmark series ‘Danger Girl’, where he served as both creator and artist, Scott has also created a huge fan-base over the years from his work on such [...]

Archived Artists, Archived Speakers

John Musker Director

John Musker Director

John Musker began his career at Disney in 1977. His first assignment was as an assistant animator on a short called The Small One (1978). His feature film debut came when he worked as an animator on Pete’s Dragon (1977). He was promoted to supervising animator by 1981, when he worked on The Fox and [...]

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Kai Acedera Art Director

Kai Acedera Art Director

Kei Acedera is the art director and co-owner of Imaginism Studios. She is known for her imaginative character designs for Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” and her best-selling childrens’ book illustrations for Harper Collins. Kei’s work can be best described as light-hearted, character-based illustrations, beautifully appealing with extreme versatility. Look out for more of Kei’s [...]

Archived Artists, Archived Exhibitors

Katy Hargrove Designer

Katy Hargrove Designer

Katy Hargrove works in video games as a 3D modeler. Much of her work can be found in the bestiary of the Guild Wars franchise. Outside of video games she spends time designing creatures and characters and bringing them to life through a variety of mediums such as paint, clay, paper, and fabric. A long [...]

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Kris Pearn Story Artist

Kris Pearn Story Artist

Kris Pearn makes his directorial debut with Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, teaming in that capacity with Cody Cameron. Pearn most recently served as Story Supervisor on Sony Pictures Animation’s and Aardman’s Arthur Christmas, and was honored for his work with an Annie Award nomination for Best Storyboarding in a [...]

Schools

Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD)

Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD)

Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD) is a private, four-year college located in Laguna Beach, California. LCAD is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.  The college offers BFAs in Animation, Drawing & Painting, Game Art, Graphic Design, and Illustration, a Post-Baccalaureate [...]

Archived Artists, Archived Workshops

Louie Del Carmen Story Artist

Louie Del Carmen Story Artist

LOUIE DEL CARMEN Born and raised in the Philippines, Louie del Carmen is a veteran character designer, storyboard artist, board supervisor and director having worked at most of the major studios in Los Angeles.  In his 15 plus years in the animation industry, Louie has garnered a reputation as a consummate professional with a tremendous [...]

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Marcos Mateu Mestre Visual Development Artist DreamWorks

Marcos Mateu Mestre Visual Development Artist DreamWorks

CTN is proud to announce the appearance of visual development artist currently working at Dreamworks Animations, Marcos Mateu Mestre. Marcos will be participating in booksignings, conversations with creators and panel sessions and will be available all weekend to connect with. Spanish born Marcos Mateu Mestre is a visual development concept artist as well as a traditional animation [...]

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Mark Sperber Animation Story Artist

Mark Sperber Animation Story Artist

From the frozen lands of the Canadian north and fighting his way through orcs, dragons, and American tax codes with black magic.  Sir Mark Sperber makes his way to CTN expo 2012 with stave and sketchbook in hand.  Prepare your weak heart for his fool hearty drawing adventures in sketches! . Mark pursued his quest [...]

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Maxon Computers

Maxon Computers

MAXON Computer, USA is a leader in 3D animation software. Its award-winning products, CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D, are used worldwide to create 3D animation and designs for feature films, television programs and commercials, live theater, music videos, motion graphics show packages, web sites, as well as medical and scientific visualization. Both products are completely [...]

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Michal Makarewicz Directing Animator

Michal Makarewicz Directing Animator

CTNX 2013 On location, Burbank CA Please help CTN welcome Michal Makarewicz, award winning Pixar Directing Animator and co-founder of The Animation Collaborative, which offers focused, professionally instructed, a la carte education, in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We are proud to announce that Michal will be instructing a workshop and will be on the exhibitor floor all weekend. [...]

Studios

Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon is on a mission to find innovative and creative talent! Catch us at booths B48 & B49 and get face time with: • Animation Development • Nickelodeon Artist Program • Digital Content Development • Nick Jr. • Nick Creative Resources • Talent Acquisitions Talent Acquisition: If you love FUNNY, strong characters and excellent storytelling, [...]

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Paul Wee Animation Artist

Paul Wee Animation Artist

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Paul Wee grew up obsessed with comics, sci-fi, art and monsters. Moving from Hawaii to Los Angeles in 1984, he found a city full of cool stuff he was looking for, and promptly began to study to be an artist at Otis/Parsons, The California Art Institute, Associates in Art, [...]

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Peter Emmerich Visual Development Artist

Peter Emmerich Visual Development Artist

Peter Emmerich is an acclaimed Illustrator who has enjoyed an extensive relationship with The Walt Disney Company.  Two days after graduating from The Fashion Institute of Technology, he began his career as a character artist for Walt Disney Consumer Products.  Less than three years later, he was promoted to Chief Illustrator and Official Character Artist [...]

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Pixologic makers of Zbrush

Pixologic makers of Zbrush

ZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting program that has revolutionized the 3D industry with its powerful features and intuitive workflows. Built within an elegant interface, ZBrush offers the world’s most advanced tools for today’s digital artists. With an arsenal of features that have been developed with usability in mind, ZBrush creates a user experience [...]

Studios

Powerhouse Animation Studios

Powerhouse Animation Studios

Powerhouse Animation Studios, Inc is a full-service traditional animation studio based in Austin, Texas. With 12 years of experience and over 30 artists and animators in house, we have been producing film, television, and game animation, including commercials, video game cinemas, character designs, storyboards, animatics, Flash games, social games and more. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube [...]

Archived Artists, Archived Workshops

Ray Shenusay – Head of Story Disney Toon Studios

Ray Shenusay – Head of Story Disney Toon Studios

CTNX 2012 On location, Burbank CA Back by popular demand this amazing talent, who was with us in 2011,  will be hosting a intensive workshop this year on Story.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to connect with and learn from this highly experienced and versatile professional storyteller. Ray Shenusay graduated with a [...]

Archived Artists, Archived Exhibitors

Ricardo de Los Angeles

Ricardo de Los Angeles

Ricardo de Los Angeles will be selling personal art prints, sketchbooks and possibly a compilation book of his artworks. He’ll draw a free quick caricature portrait to anyone who asks. Make sure to stop by his Table (#T58) to get a free quick Caricature! After graduating from the CalArts character animation program, Ricky dived straight [...]

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Robert Tsai Artist

Robert Tsai Artist

Passionate about drawing and designing characters, Robert Tsai has made it his interest to use simplicity as the chosen style to capture the essence of his subjects. His love of animals is often shown throughout his sketches, and his interest in Chinese cultures and characters are becoming a base of his recent creations. Currently, Robert [...]

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Robh Ruppel Art Director

Robh Ruppel Art Director

Robh designs for feature film, theme parks, animation and video games. He has been nominated for an Annie Award and won Best Art Direction for Uncharted 2. He has also received a gold and silver award from the Spectrum Fantasy Art annual. When not painting or designing on a commercial project he can be found [...]

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Ryan Woodward Filmmaker

Ryan Woodward Filmmaker

Ryan Woodward began his career in film and animation in 1995 as a traditional animator and has since held a variety of roles within the art/design/story stages of film production.  Some of his Hollywood credits include,  Space Jam, The Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones, Spider-man 2, Spider-man 3, Where the Wild Things Are, Ironman 2, Cowboys [...]

Studios

Scott T. Petersen – Golden Street Animation

Scott T. Petersen – Golden Street Animation

Help us welcome back Golden Street Animation to the show.  Owned by animator Scott Petersen who will be presenting Animation training DVDs, their own animation production services, their online mentoring, special give aways, T-shirts and Portfolio Critiques. About the company: Golden Street Animation is a world class animation production outsourcing company started by veteran animator, [...]

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Sean Galloway Freelance Artist

Sean Galloway Freelance Artist

Sean “Cheeks” Galloway is a fantastic, mutli-talented artist, with work ranging from comics, to animation, to video game and toy design. With no formal art schooling, he started his career as a penciller on comic books titles like DC Comics’ TEEN TITANS GO! and the Teen Titans stories in WEDNESDAY COMICS, as well as Marvels’ [...]

Sponsors, Studios

Sony Pictures Animation (SPA)

Sony Pictures Animation (SPA)

Sony Pictures Animation exemplifies the next generation of CGI storytelling to produce a variety of animated entertainment for audiences around the world.

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Stephanie        Laberis Illustrator & Character Designer

Stephanie Laberis Illustrator & Character Designer

We would like to welcome back to CTN the incredibly talented character designer Stephanie Laberis. She is bringing her latest and greatest books and prints, unique felted sculptures and stop-motion puppets and will be conducting portfolio critiques. Stephanie Laberis is a character designer and illustrator residing in El Cerrito, CA. Her background is in games [...]

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Steven E. Gordon Artist

Steven E. Gordon Artist

Welcom Steven Gordon to our exhibit floor. He will have his sketchbooks for sale and convention sketches in color and B&W Steven E. Gordon’s professional career began in 1977 when his High School art teacher saw a trade-paper ad asking for portfolio submissions. To everyone’s surprise his slap-dash, disorganized portfolio was accepted and he was [...]

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Terryl Whitlatch Creator Illustrator

Terryl Whitlatch Creator Illustrator

Title: Workshop “Creature Creation Live!” Description: “In this talk, I will demonstrate some principles I learned during my work as a freelance illustrator. Instead of showing  a step-by-step tutorial of how I work, I will try to explain the underlying principles that I use to make my descicions. Understanding these priniples helped me to improve [...]

Schools

The Art Institute Hollywood

The Art Institute Hollywood

It is our pleasure to welcome you to The Art Institute of California — Hollywood community.  More than ever, it’s an exciting time to pursue an education in the creative and applied arts. To prepare for the creative world, you need a brand new vocabulary. Your creative vision can never be truly understood until you can [...]

Studios

The Third Floor

The Third Floor

In 2002, Chris Edwards joined a team of digital artists at Lucasfilm, that were tasked with previsualizing Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Afterwards, Edwards spearheaded the creation of THE THIRD FLOOR, an independent previsualization company in Los Angeles, in 2004. As CEO and Creative Director at THE THIRD FLOOR, Edwards has [...]

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Toon Boom Animation Inc.

Toon Boom Animation Inc.

Toon Boom Animation Inc. is the worldwide leader in digital content and animation creation software, delivering products and services online to its global community. Toon Boom carries user-friendly applications for all, catering to children, home users, creative professionals as well as students, educators and schools. Toon Boom is fully dedicated to education and goes far [...]

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Tori Davis Visual Development Artist

Tori Davis Visual Development Artist

Tori Davis also known as “Tori Cat” is a Visual Development artist from the UK. She is mostly recognized for her Environment/Layout work, but also specializes in Character Design too. Tori Graduated from the Arts Institute in Bournemouth in 2007 with a First Class, BA (Hons) Degree in ‘Animation Production’ and started work for Blue [...]

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Trevor Spencer Designer

Trevor Spencer Designer

Trevor Spencer is a designer and illustrator living and working Los Angeles. He is a Sheridan graduate and his work is best described as funny, lighthearted and most of all eccentric. In his short career thus far he has had the opportunity to work with such studios as House of Cool, Sixpoint Harness, Jim Henson [...]

Vendors

Trinquette Publishing

Trinquette Publishing

Compiling, designing, editing and publishing the finest pop culture art books from the finest independent artists in the planet. Art books made by artists for artists.  

Archived Artists, Archived Exhibitors

Walter Gatus Character Designer

Walter Gatus Character Designer

Walter Gatus is an artist currently located in Los Angeles.  With over 10 years of experience, he has worked for studios such as Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Starz and Hasbro.  He has worked as a character designer for shows like Transformers: Prime, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, & Ultimate Spiderman.   He recently published his book, [...]

Schools, Sponsors

Woodbury University

Woodbury University

Mission Statement Woodbury University is committed to providing the highest level of professional and liberal arts education.   The integrated nature of our educational environment cultivates successful students with a strong and enduring sense of personal and social responsibility.  We prepare innovative learners who are adept at communicating and willing to cross the boundaries of knowledge [...]