Crazy Crazy Crazy

Posted on Wednesday 17 November 2010

So it’s been a bit of a hectic past few weeks.

I went to deliver Sketchtravel book to my all time hero Frederic Back this past weekend.
It was my first Montreal(or even Canada) experience but I was there only for a few days!
I will write a full report on my once in a life time experience spending time with master Back in another blog entry.

A day after I came back from Montreal, my good friend Tadahiro Uesugi and his wife came visit SF. Tadahiro is one of my(everyone’s) favorite illustrators Today and we are all going to LA to attend CTN-X this coming weekend.

And yes, there will be a few presentations I’m giving at CTN-X this weekend.
Here is the schedule of mine….if you have a minute to stop by and say hello, please do!


Friday 11/19 4 pm Art of Toy Story 3 signing

Saturday 11/20 11am Lecture:Thinking Behind TS3 Colorscript—-since this crowd will probably be somewhat familiar with the medium of animation, I’ll get into quite a bit of details as opposed to my talk in Oakland Museum in which I stayed quite general.

Sunday 11/21 9:30am Brunch with Sketchtravel : this will be the best one I think. You get to see all the sketches we haven’t shown till now. Many of the artists will be on the stage. It’ll be fun.

Anyhow, so much to get done before all this…. not breathing room…
Hope I get to see you there!

all the dirty tricks will be revealed…

14 Comments for 'Crazy Crazy Crazy'

    November 17, 2010 | 12:47 pm

    I’m an art student in Seattle, and I love your work so much! Your color scripts for TS3 were especially inspirational to me. There’s no chance you’re filming your lecture at CTN-X, is there? I’d love to see it, but I can’t go this year.

    Love your stuff. And congratulations on the Sketchtravel book. Great concept!

    November 17, 2010 | 3:12 pm

    Dice san! I will be going to CTN this year again! 🙂
    Hope to see you there and I am super excited to hear your presentations and see the sketchtravel book!!

    November 17, 2010 | 5:33 pm



    November 17, 2010 | 7:22 pm

    Wow, you got to meet Frederic Back! He is my all time favorite filmmaker/artist. I can’t wait to see your blog entry about him.

    Cheers from Toronto!

    Rogie Custodio
    November 18, 2010 | 4:00 pm

    Hi Dice,

    I was just wondering if there’s any way I could contact you via email?

    I am an animation student on my last year, and I am looking ad different artist to get a first hand experience on how they work, and maybe get some feedback on some of my work.

    I am currently working as a layout artist for my film, and I was looking through the toystory 3 art of book, and your work on the colour keys are very impressive. I am also on that stage in the animatic where I have to block out some colours to get a rough idea of how it’s going to look like.

    So if you could give me some advice, that would be excellent! Your work is very inspiring.

    Thanks and best regards,

    November 18, 2010 | 5:00 pm

    J’aime son travail … félicitations.

    November 18, 2010 | 11:06 pm

    I’ll be there! beautiful work by the way!

    November 19, 2010 | 4:37 am

    oh, mann.. I really wish I can go to CTN!!! 🙁 Hopefully in future 🙂 Have fun and all the best, Dice!

    November 19, 2010 | 9:01 am

    I so wish I could be there for your presentation on Saturday. See you Sunday and good luck with all the signings. Cheers!

    November 20, 2010 | 2:48 pm

    I’d love to be there!! I’m pretty sure the talk was amazing!!! like Charles says, maybe in the future 😀

    Daniel Xiao
    November 20, 2010 | 11:26 pm

    Good seeing you today, Dice! It was awesome getting to see the color lecture with all of the new work! I wish I could’ve made it Sunday for the Sketchtravel and catching up… another time 🙂 Hope you enjoy your stay down here!

    November 22, 2010 | 6:01 pm

    Bonjour Dice,

    Since you left Montréal we have not seen much of the sun. Did you take it with you? lol.

    I have shown Frédéric some of your works i gathered on one page to give him an overview. One evening after he came back from visiting Guylaine. We both like your work vey much. Frédéric had a good laugh looking at the long neck caricature. I like seeing him having a laugh. He has good sense of humor. I also showed him the earlybirds paintings.

    It reminded me of my last visit to SF and Big Sur. 92. I went to take some pictures in the raton canyon and underneath the Bixby bridge where Ferlingheti had a cabin in the sixties. He is a poet who founded Citylight bookstore. I asked his permission to go down there since it is “gated”.

    Before you came to Montreal Frédéric was wondering why they would choose him to be included in the sketchbook . At the time i didn’t really know about the travelling sketchbook I guessed maybe some young illustrators at some point in their artistic life got “inspiration” by his work. He is so humble.

    The new website is finally on. I haven’t seen it yet.

    Yesterday i found on the web a Denys Arcand documentary for which Frédéric made around 100 illustrations.He did that in 1962. At the time he was working for the television during the day and at night would go at ONF to do the drawings. The film is about Champlain. Some of the drawings are very good. Nice colors. There was a project to publish them in a book but it never materialized. They are now scaterred. Frédéric has a few so Denys Arcand which also lives in Côte-Des-Neiges but up the hill.

    It was a pleasure to meet you even so briefly. Thank you for your visit and good luck with your busy schedule.


    November 28, 2010 | 9:59 pm

    Thank you Logan. i don’t think my lecture would be available but maybe in the future, I’ll be in Seattle for a talk. There is a prospect!

    it was great to see you at CTN! Hope we had more time to talk!


    I could tell you liked his work! Your work reminds me a bit of his poetic nature

    Yes, please contact me at my email,
    I may not be able to get back to you right away but I”ll try my best!
    I look forward to hearing from you


    wow! your stuff looks great!

    maybe I’ll come to Australia someday!

    fun hanging out with you!

    I wanna come back to Colombia someday!

    yeah man! It was great to see you. keep up your amazing work!

    wow, thank you so much for emailing me! I meant to email you too.
    I saw the link you sent out. thank you.
    I cannot still believe that I met Frederic. I hope to pay a visit one more time some time next year.

    December 17, 2010 | 9:16 am

    Ohhh, you definitely have to come back!! You’ll be more than welcome here!! 🙂

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