My friend James has been working at Walt Disney Animation for 20 Years and I have known him almost as long.
His more notable contribution to the animation world where The Lion King, Hercules, The Emperors New Groove and The Frog Princess to name a few.
James is an amazing artist and at insistent request from friends and fans he finally came out with his own book. He just recently launched the book at the CNT Expo in Burbank and I got my own copy signed and doodled on by the artist.
James has this wonderful retro 40s style and his drawings recall the fabulous worlds of James Bond, Avengers, PanAm and The Pink Panther in my eyes. In fact he participated in a Bond themed art show last summer and he is working on his own ” To Catch a Thief” very Martini style short, called ” Between a “Rock” and a Hard Place”.
James is a beacon for 2D traditional animation and he is keeping it alive with his talent and passion and I hope to see more of his art and animation soon.
If you like what you see you should check out his Facebook page, it’s in my links, or get the book.