Happy 2012!

Posted on Monday 2 January 2012


Happy New Year Everyone!



2011 was an intense year for me.  Starting with that horrible earthquake and tsunami in March, we launched Artists Help Japan Movement  that generated close to $200,000 worldwide.  And then, most of my time after that was spent on preparation for Sketchtravel auction in October which included my first animated short film.  Oh.. also, I have been working on Pixar’s 2013 release Monsters University as Color/Lighting Art Director of which production is now in the phase where my schedule dance card is completely full everyday.

All those had seemed a lot of achievements until December 22nd when my first son was born.  Seeing my wife delivering our baby with such strength and courage made me realize how a life project like that is far more precious and meaningful.  It gave me an opportunity to think about what I’m going to do next.

2012 should be a year to look forward to!



8 Comments for 'Happy 2012!'

    January 2, 2012 | 12:07 pm

    Congratulations on the baby Dice, I wish you and your kin a year full of happiness! Thanks for the autograph earlier in the year, and I can’t wait to see your work on Monsters University! Happy New Year.

    January 2, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    Congratulations Dice!
    It was great to follow you on this blog and to see all the amazing an inspiring work come forth.
    I wish you and your whole family a happy New Year with lots of health and smiles 🙂

    January 2, 2012 | 11:53 pm

    nice!! your doing Monsters University? hell yeah! Are you doing the color script as well? i hope so! you and Lou Romano are two are my fav artists that make amazing color scripts. Good luck to you. And tell Dan Scanlon i said good luck to him to!

    January 3, 2012 | 6:55 am

    お子さんが誕生したんですね♪ おめでとうございます♪♪♪

    SKETCHTRAVELから話がそれつつも そのお話の内容もおもしろい^^

    日本語版 ますます楽しみになりました♪

    January 8, 2012 | 5:47 am

    ¡bienvenido, senju!

    January 9, 2012 | 7:11 pm

    Congratulations Dice. Hope your 2012 is great.

    January 21, 2012 | 2:38 pm

    William : thank you!

    Dalibor : thank you!!!

    Gambler : Yes, I’m doing the colorscript for Monster’s U.
    It’s been a challenge but hopefully it’ll come together!
    It’s been fun working with Dan!

    ありがとうございます。 日本語版、秋の出版決まりました!

    Juan :gracias!

    Bill : Thank you Bill! Hope your 2012 will be even better than your successful 2011!

    October 31, 2012 | 12:35 pm

    This one is amazing, and the little baby is so cute! 😀

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