comic book maker and brushpen maven
FUME, chronicle of the Adventures of the Teen Ellis, continues. My chapter on punk band Black Flag appeared in Bloomsbury Press's "How to Write About Music: A Compilation of the Best Music Writing from the 33 & 1/3 Series" in the Spring 2015.
Dropped out of UCSD to become an animator, a career that culminated in co-director (with the much more accomplished Michael Francis Dietz) THQ's Ratatouille for Disney/Pixar, which won the Annie for Best Video Game Animation of the year. From animating video games, I began to do storyboards, where clients have included Mass Animation, Fox Television, Cirque de Soleil, Sony and DC Comics. In between all this, I spent a few years teaching Sculpture and Anatomy for various San Diego arts schools, including The Athenaeum, The Watts Atelier, and (ironically, triumphantly) UCSD Extension. Currently making comics & teaching Animation and Illustration for Cal State Fullerton on the side.