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Friday, October 17, 2014

"The Book of Life" - Xibalba Character Poses









"The Book of Life" Film opens in theaters today!  Go see it!  Here are some Character Expressions & Poses of 'Xibalba' Character Designed by Jorge Gutierrez.  For more great art, pick up the 'Art Of Book of Life'... lots of great artwork to enjoy!  Thanks Jorge and good luck on a successful opening weekend!!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

DreamWorks "Book of Dragons"

Super excited to be asked by Simon & Schuster to illustrate these awesome dragons designed by Nico Marlet!!!  Aug 26, 2014 release date on Amazon by Simon & Schuster for Dreamworks "Book of Dragons".  Character Design by Nico Marlet, Illustrations by Andy Bialk and Keith Frawley.  Written by Maggie Testa.  Beautiful book!  Here's the link:  http://www.amazon.com/Book-Dragons-Train-Your-Dragon/dp/1481421379

Monday, January 20, 2014

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS - 1999 Interview




  The POWERPUFF GIRLS 'Plus You Club', vol 4 by Scholastic 1999.  All text by Amy Keating Rogers.  Charicature by Chris Battle.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

"FREE BIRDS" by Reel FX


In 2010 I was asked to help the REEL FX Team with Character Designs on their first animated feature film with the original title of “TIME TURKEYS”.  The Director at that time was Ash Brannon (Toy Story 2, Surf's Up).  These are a few of my designs before the artistic style & story took a different direction.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

SCREAMING DEATH - DreamWorks "DRAGONS: Defenders of Berk"

Final design & color of the SCREAMING DEATH dragon for ep4 "Tunnel Vision" airdate: 10/10/13.  I used the body style from the WHISPERING DEATH designed by Nico Marlet, increased the overall size and re-designed the head adding 3 rows of frills.  I chose a Creamy White for the color w/red eyes because I wanted it to contrast TOOTHLESS and elude to the idea that it lives underground with no sun exposure.  I love the way the final CG render turned out!
Check this out!  Spin Master made a SCREAMING DEATH Action Figure

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Disney's "MICKEY MOUSE" Character Designers

Andy Suriano and Andy Bialk, Character Designers on the NEW 'MICKEY MOUSE' Short Cartoons, take a break from drawing at Disney TV Animation in Glendale, CA.  Click here to watch the most recent Mickey cartoon "O Sole Minnie" which takes place in Venice, Italy and one of my favorites!  (keep an eye out for the Mary Blair styled 'It's A Small World' exterior shot).

Friday, October 25, 2013

FLIGHTMARE DRAGON - DreamWorks "DRAGONS: Defenders of Berk"


The FLIGHTMARE Dragon is one of the new dragons in Season 2 "DRAGONS: Defenders of Berk" which appeared for the first time in last night's Oct 24 episode 6 'Fright of Passage' on Cartoon Network.  I've included my final Character Designs and color based on the original Character Design by Nico Marlet.

Monday, October 21, 2013

FIREWORM QUEEN - DreamWorks "DRAGONS: Defenders of Berk"



The FIREWORM QUEEN appeared last Thursday, Oct 17 "Race to Fireworm Island" in DreamWorks "DRAGONS: Defenders of Berk" on Cartoon Network.  I've included my final render and color with FX pass.  Just want to mention... no way I could have achieved this design or the others without the talented Nico Marlet creating the look and feel for all the characters of the DRAGONS World!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

NEW Disney Television Animation Logo!

That's me posing with the NEW Disney Television Animation Logo in the Main Theater on the Disney Lot in Burbank, CA.  The logo was designed by my friend, boss & Executive Producer of the new "Mickey Mouse" shorts - Paul Rudish & layout by Mike Moon!

Tune in to the Disney Channel this Friday night to watch one of my favorite 'Mickey Mouse' shorts "O Sole Minne"which takes place in Venice, Italy.  Look out for a very Mary Blair 'It's A Small World' cameo!  In the meantime, click HERE to watch the latest and scariest Mickey cartoon "Ghoul Friend"... just in time for Halloween!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

DAGUR the DERANGED - DreamWorks "DRAGONS: Defenders of Berk"

Dagur is a combined design effort between Nico Marlet, Tony Siruno and me.  Dagur has become the most popular & fan favorite character of Season 2 'Defenders of Berk'.  Now airing Thurs 7:30p on Cartoon Network.  Spin Master just released a DAGUR Action Figure!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

DreamWorks "DRAGONS: Riders of Berk" - FIREWORM

This is my design of the “FIREWORM” dragon in episode 8 "Portrait of Hiccup As A Buff Man" with and without fire fx that I did for the DreamWorks Marketing Division as well as the series.  They asked me to create a fire effect which was then used in the series!  I really liked how the Fire FX turned out!  The Fireworm is found in large groups and has the ability to superheat its skin burning everything it touches.  They also appear in episode 18 "Gem Of A Different Color". 
*tune-in tonight 7:30p on Cartoon Network to watch season 2 "Defenders of Berk" episode 2 "The Iron Gronckle".

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

2013 CREATIVE ARTS EMMY AWARDS!!!





Last Sunday was the Creative Arts Emmy Awards where I won for "Outstanding Achievement in Animation" for Character Design on the DreamWorks "DRAGONS: Riders of Berk" series.  Second season, "Defenders of Berk" airs tomorrow Sept 19, 2013 on Cartoon Network!  Here's a link to the trailer: DEFENDERS OF BERK.  I designed some of the new dragons: Screaming Death (based on Nico Marlet's 'Whispering Death', Fireworm Queen and Flightmare.  Be sure to tune-in!  Special thanks to everyone at DreamWorks and Cartoon Network!

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Walt Disney Television Animation "MICKEY MOUSE" shorts

In July 2013, I was asked by my friend Paul Rudish, Creator and Executive Producer of Disney's new "Mickey Mouse" Short Cartoons to help out with Character Designs.  I would love to post what I've been drawing but unfortunately I am not allowed until the 2nd season shows begin airing!  Click here to watch a nice video of Paul Rudish discussing and drawing "Mickey Mouse".   And here's a link to the latest "Mickey Mouse" cartoon, "Panda-monium", Directed by Aaron Springer.  Enjoy!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Venice Family Clinic 3rd Annual Surf & Skate Silent Art Auction

Today I'm in a Group Art Show with my favorite Pro Skateboarders: Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi, Lance Mountain, Jeff Grosso, Kevin Staab & more!  Special thanks to Pat Ngoho for asking me to take part in such a worthy cause.  All proceeds go to the Venice Family Clinic.
Aug 29, 6p-10p at the Robert Berman Gallery B7, 2525 Michigan Ave. at Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA 90404
Here's a photo I took of where my painting was hung on the wall.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Walt Disney Television Animation - Art Show

My painting for today's 'Walt Disney Television Animation - Art Show' 5p-7p in Glendale, CA

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Twenty Wonder: Charicatures!



Here's just a few of the Charicatures I did at last Saturday's TWENTY WONDER charity event for Individuals born with Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) along with Top Cartoonists:  Tim Biskup, Kali Fontecchio and Carlos Ramos.  I had so much fun drawing!  Can't wait for next year!  Special thanks to Jim Hodgson.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Nickelodeon Pilot "SHIMMER and SHINE" article

I was mentioned (and that's my design of Shimmer!) in a nice article, here's a link about Nickelodeon's brand new 2D animated preschool series (currently in development) "Shimmer and Shine" created by Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz.  I've been Art Directing the pilot since April and the experience has been great!
Here's a few photos taken at the Nickelodeon Studio in Burbank, CA of me and my friend Alex who 'shadowed' me for the morning.

TWENTY WONDER - Charity Event for Individuals with Down Syndrome


I will be drawing charicatures this Sat, July 13 from 6p-midnight at the Doll Factory 1910 W. Temple Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026 at the 'Tim Biskup Ego Killers' booth along with other Top Cartoonists: Carlos Ramos and Kali Fontecchio.

Get Ready to Wonder. For the fourth year in a row, scores of science freaks, comedy geeks, roller derby chicks, circus folk, and big name musical combinations you won’t see anywhere else — ever — will join forces to amuse and excite hundreds of visitors at the Doll Factory in Los Angeles. And it's all for charity! - See more at: http://www.twentywonder.org/index.html

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT INDIVIDUALS BORN WITH TRISOMY 21 (DOWN SYNDROME) LIVING IN GREATER LOS ANGELES. FOR MORE WAYS TO GIVE, PLEASE VISIT DSALA.ORG/DIFFERENCE/DONATE

Saturday, April 27, 2013


This is my painting "Mr. & Mrs. Bond" (gouache on illustration board, 5x7) for the JAMES BOND ART TRIBUTE SHOW at QPOP in Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles.  Opening Reception 7pm tonight 4/27/13.  Lots of talented artists!  Should be lots of fun... hope to see you there!

Friday, November 09, 2012

Picture Book Project

Along with 65 Animation Artists, I am so fortunate to have been asked by DreamWorks Animation artists, Rachel Tiep-Daniels and Margaret Wuller to contribute to the Picture Book Project (bringing continued resources and support to orphaned and disadvantaged children around the world, including Ghana, West Africa, Tijuana and Cambodia).  Foreward by Jeffrey Katzenberg, the book makes it's debut at next week's CTN Animation Expo in Burbank.  I will be there  on November 18th, 2012 at 11am.  Copies of the book will be donated to the children.  A list of all 66 artists can be found here.  And a fantastic article about it by Cartoon Brew. Hope to see you there!