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Self Publishing – DIAY (Doing It “All” Yourself)

Self Publishing – DIAY (Doing It “All” Yourself)

Description: Today the roles of author and publisher have combined and are very much apart of the DIY (Do It Yourself) movement that include online animation media channels, blogs and self-publishing outlets. Hear about the journey and the world of the creator/self publisher who has chosen this DIY route and who proudly wears the multiple hats of Author, Illustrator, Layout/Design, Printing, Publishing, Marketing/Advertising , Sales and “Creator”.  Listen and gain first hand the knowledge, the rewards, the nuts and bolts, ups and downs reasons why these great talents choose to DIY and publish without a third party company.

FLEET STREET SCANDAL Kevin Dart and Chris Turnham met in Seattle in 2001 and discovered they shared similar interests in illustration and design.  In 2006 they formed Fleet Street Scandal with the common desire of creating art that would look great on the wall.  Since then they have expanded into publishing, apparel, and animation production.

Chris worked as an illustrator at LAIKA for 3 years where he provided production artwork for the movie “Coraline”.  Currently he works in LA screenprinting a line of personal artwork and working on freelance illustration projects.

Kevin has worked for a variety of animation studios including Cartoon Network, Pixar, Dreamworks, and Disney.  Most recently he worked as a commercial director for Passion Pictures and continues to freelance from Los Angeles.

Sean Galloway is a self taught artist that is based in Los Angeles. His works include lead character designer on Spectacular Spider-man Animated, lead character designer on Hellboy animated, cover artist for DC Comics and Marvel Comics. He recently has worked as a storyboarder for Marvel Comics’ new Avengers series, Hasbro’s new G.I.Joe series and WB’s new Scooby Doo Mystery Inc. series.

Currently Sean is working with Leapfrog creating a new designs for an upcoming IP.

On the side he is working on his creator own properties such as; Bastion’s 7, Gumshoes 4 Hire, Little Big Heads and Critta Tykes.

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David Colman is an illustrator who has been working as an Emmy winning character designer ,development artist  and story artist in the animation industry for over 8 years. He has worked for many clients such as Disney Feature Animation, Disney TV, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Imageworks, Blue Sky Studios, Hasbro, Cartoon Network, 20th Century Fox, Fox TV Animation, Imagemovers Digital, Cookie Jar and many others. Beyond his work in the industry David is widely known for his animal character work and has self-published 3 books, The Art of Animal Character Design, David Colman’s Doodles Volume I and Volume II. His publications have led to many classes, lectures, seminars and workshops. More recently David has entered the private market being part of both solo and group exhibitions.  You can see more of David’s work online @ www.davidsdoodles.com and his daily blog www.davidcolman.blogspot.com.

Stephen Silver was born in London in 1972. Aspiring to be a professional artist his whole life and knowing drawing would be his vocation, Silver got his professional start in 1992 drawing caricatures in amusement parks. In 1993 he went on to establish his own illustration business and caricature concession company called Silvertoons, where he worked freelance. In 1996 he was hired as a graphic designer for the clothing company “No Fear”.

In 1997 he was hired by Warner Bros. Television Animation as a character designer and has been working in the animation industry ever since. He has worked as Character Designer and Supervisor for Disney Television Animation, Sony Feature Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, designing characters for “Kim Possible”, “Danny Phantom” and Kevin Smith’s “Clerks” the animated series, to name a few.

Stephen also teaches an online character design course at Schoolism.com.

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