All the artists will be here the night of the show and the day after.
With complimenting graphic and narrative styles, 4 Pixar artists/friends have come together to compile a book of illustrations based on epic legends and mythologies of the past. This beautifully illustrated book is both humorous and educational. Each artists previous work has been used for the development of various animated films such as the Incredibles, Iron Giant, and Power Puff Girls just to name a few. Nucleus will be having a release party for the book in conjunction to the gallery show with an opening reception/book signing and an artist workshop the day after. We will have brand new originals, prints, and of course fresh copies of the book available.
Since 1993, Scott Morse has walked a tightrope between the worlds of comics and animation. Morse began his career under mentor Maurice Noble while working for Chuck Jones, and has since provided designs, color, storyboards, and art direction for studios including universal, Hanna Barbera, Cartoon Network, Disney, Nickelodeon, and Pixar. Morse has garnered critical acclaim and accolades as the author of over ten graphic novels and comics collections, including Soulwind, Visitations, Volcanic Revolver, Magic Pickle, The Barefoot Serpent, Southpaw, and Noble Boy. Morse lives with his family in California.
Lou Romano was born in San Diego, CA in 1972. He took an interest in Drawing at an early age and studied theater arts, performing in plays throughout junior high and high school. After graduating in 1990 he studied animation at the CAlifornia Institue of the Arts. Since then he has worked as an illustrator and designer on various projects including the Powerpuff Girls and The Iron Giant. He was also the Production Designer of Brad Bird's the Incredibles for Pixar Animation Studios. He lives in Berkeley, CA.
Don Shank was born in 1968 and has always loved drawing cartoons and filmmaking. At the age of 8 he had an epiphany while watching a Bugs Bunny cartoon that you could make a job of doing both at once. He attended the animation program at the california Institue of the Arts. he went on to work at a variety of Studios on many projects including Ren and Stimpy, Dexter's Lab and Samurai Jack. He has done development work for feature animation including The Incredibles. Don was also the production desinger of Power Puff Girls for season 2 throiugh . Don has earned an Annie and 2 Emmy awards for his work in
animation. He currently works at Pixar Animation Studios and lives in Oakland, CA with his wife.
Nate Wragg was born in the small town of Davis, CA in 1983. It was at a very young age that he began to enjoy drawing and creating art. As he was growing up, one of his favorite things to do was to skecth from his favorite comics and animated cartoons. Enrolling in art classes in Junior high and High school, he continued to develop his love for art and animation. After graduating high school in 2001, he moved down to LA to study character animation at Cal Arts.After three years of school he earned a summer internship at the James Baxter animation studio in Pasadena, where he studied animation under James Baxter for a few months. Since then he has moved Back up to Northern California to work Pixar as a sketch artist on their upcoming film Ratatouille. As well as teaming up with other Pixar artists on the anthology comic book Afterworks 2