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Robert Lence Illustrator

Robert Lence Illustrator

Robert Lence has been a major contributor on some of the highest grossing films in the history of animated features. In his twenty-year animation career, he has worked as a Head of Story, Storyboard Artist, Visual Development Artist, Screenwriter and Story Consultant, helping create original characters, writing dialogue, and shaping the story on ten major-release animated features. Robert has worked at Walt Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, Warner Brothers, and Hanna-Barbera. His credits include such all-time hit films as “Beauty and the Beast,” “Toy Story,” “A Bug’s Life” and “Shrek.” Robert served as Co-Head of Story on Pixar’s 1995 “Toy Story,” the first ever computer animated feature film. A graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. Robert attended the California Institute of the Arts’ highly-regarded Character Animation program for two years. A native of New York City, Robert has worked in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and London. He currently resides in Glendale, a suburb of Los Angeles.

“WRESTLING THE ABC’s”

“Wrestling the ABC’s,” a fun, rhyming book on the sport of amateur wrestling, represents the first foray into Children’s Book illustration for veteran animation artist Robert Lence. Robert has worked at Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks, as a story artist and writer. His credits include such all-time hit films as “Beauty and the Beast,” “Toy Story,” “A Bug’s Life,” and “Shrek.” Robert served as co-Head of Story on Pixar’s “Toy Story.” Robert is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he met and befriended the book’s author, Tom Davids. Robert and Tom were teammates on the University of Michigan wrestling team, and wrestled each other every day in practice. Tom, a youth wrestling coach, authored the book with his wife Veronica.  It is one of the few (if not only!) children’s books on the subject of amateur wrestling. It features a foreword by legendary wrestler Dan Gable. Robert will be signing copies of the book, and offering original artwork from the book for sale.

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