Publisher & editor-in-chief. CARTOON BREW
Creator and publisher of Cartoon Brew. He is also consultant and historian of animation film. He is the youngest recipient of the Theatre Library Association Award which he received for the book ‘Cartoon Modern: Style and Design in 1950s Animation’. He has written among others: ‘The Art of Pixar: The Complete Color Scripts and Select Art from 25 Years of Animation’; ‘The Art of Robots’; and ‘A Sketchy Past: The Art of Peter de Sève’. His last book, a biography of Ward Kimball of Disney, was published in 2015. He has worked in the animation industry in a number of capacities: for four years, he worked for the animation company Spümcø, where he served as the production manager of Spumco-LA during the production of Ren & Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon (2002-03). Between 1998 and 2006, he published nine print issues of Animation Blast, a publication that featured interviews and biographies of numerous animation legends, including Iwao Takamoto, Gene Hazelton, Pete Alvarado, Ed Benedict, Tom Oreb, Jim Tyer and John Dunn. In 1998, Animation World Magazine hired him to become the associate editor of their publication, which was the first monthly electronic magazine devoted to animation. Moreover, he has served as an expert witness on character and production design for DreamWorks Animation. Cartoon Brew was launched in March 2004 in partnership with Jerry Beck. In September 2008, they launched Cartoon Brew TV, an exclusive on-line showcase for the world’s finest contemporary animated shorts. He became sole owner of Cartoon Brew in February 2013.