OUT OF PICTURE VOLUME 1
OUT OF PICTURE was a labor of love among friends who all met creating art at Blue Sky Studios. We concocted our own little stories (mostly told in picture form) to give us an alternative creative outlet during a particularly challenging film production. Dice Tsutsumi and I co-produced the book, and I designed the layout. It was originally published by the Swiss publisher Paquet, and then was republished by Random House a couple years later. It led to our first group show in Paris at Galerie Arludique. I've made so many amazing friends because of this special project created by so many amazing friends.
OUT OF PICTURE VOLUME 2
A few years later, we created OUT OF PICTURE 2. The second volume of short illustrated stories by artists who met while working together at Blue Sky Studios. Random House published it with lovely French flaps and allowed us to add a sketch section of development art in the back of the book. Again, Dice Tsutsumi and I co-produced the book and I designed it. I delivered this book to Random House the same week I finished work on the first Ice Age 3 trailer (as Art Director) and the same week my first daughter was born. I was tired for a long time after that.
I've made artistic contributions to a few other books - such as the one and only Sketchtravel (I've never been so nervous about a single drawing in my life). Those images live here.