The Society of Illustrators celebrates the work of four iconic illustrators- Peter de Sève, William Joyce, Carlos Nine, and Bill Plympton – with an exhibit featuring the original illustrations from numerous movies and shorts.
About the Artists
Peter de Sève:
Peter de Sève’s illustration and character designs are known throughout the world. His work spans three decades and various media, including magazines, books, print and televised advertising, animated feature films and magazines. Best recognized for his many New Yorker covers and his character designs for the three blockbuster Ice Age movies (“Scrat” is now an international icon), de Sève has also contributed to such films as Mulan, A Bug’s Life, Tarzan, and Finding Nemo.
His many distinctions include the prestigious Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators, a Clio Award for a Nike television commercial, a Spectrum Annual of Fantastic Art gold medal, a Soleil d’Or award from the Festival BD Sollies-Ville in France, and a Visual Effects Society Award nomination for outstanding animated character design for Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
Peter was honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Design for his work on Sesame Street’s Abby Cadabby’s Flying Fairy School. He has received three Annie Award nominations for Character Design in a Feature Production, the most recent for his work on Arthur Christmas.
Peter lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife Randall (with whom he recently collaborated on his first children’s book, The Duchess of Whimsy) and their two daughters, Paulina and Fia.
William Joyce has achieved world-wide recognition as an author, illustrator and pioneer in the digital and animation industry.
In February 2012, he won an Academy Award for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, an animated short film about the curative powers of story. In the past two years, he has also written seven hard copy Simon & Schuster children’s books including The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, The Guardians of Childhood book series: The Man in the Moon, The Sandman: Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie, Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King, E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core! And Toothania: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies.
Named by Newsweek magazine as “One of the 100 people to watch in the new millennium”, William has been heavily involved in the world of digital animation from its full-scale inception at Pixar Animation. His projects have been produced by nearly every major film studio including Disney, Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation. His feature films include Rise of the Guardians, Robots and Meet the Robinsons and his television series George Shrinks and Rolie Polie Olie for which he won three Emmy Awards.
Additionally, he is the writer, producer, and production designer on the Blue Sky Studios feature film, Epic, inspired by his book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs.
Carlos Nine is a renowned illustrator, comics author, painter, sculptor, animation film writer, and author of several books. His works have been published in Argentina, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, U.S.A., Brazil, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
He was awarded awarded on several occasions the Silver Clio in Illustration (Clio Awards, New York, 1993), the Caran D’Ache award for best illustrator (Rome, Italy, 1995), the Prix de l’Ecole Supérieure de l’image (France, 2001) and the First Prize at the Angoulême Festival (France, 2001). He has published books and held exhibitions in numerous countries. He has been invited to give seminars, workshops, and courses in his country and in France.
He has also worked for several magazines and journals, including Le Monde (Paris), The New Yorker (USA), Noticas, Humor, and the newspapers La Nación and Clarín.
Mr. Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation, and is the only person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, he graduated from Portland State University in Graphic Design. Bill moved to New York City in 1968 and began his career creating cartoons for publications such as New York Times, National Lampoon, Playboy and Screw.
In 1987, he was nominated for an Oscar® for his animated short Your Face. In 2005, Bill received another Oscar® nomination, this time for his short Guard Dog. Push Comes to Shove won the prestigious Cannes 1991 Palme d’Or; and in 2001, another short film, Eat, won the Grand Prize for Short Films in Cannes Critics’ Week.
After producing many shorts that appeared on MTV and Spike and Mike’s, he turned his talent to feature films. Since 1991, he’s made 10 feature films. 7 of them, The Tune, Mondo Plympton, I Married A Strange Person, Mutant Aliens, Hair High, Idiots and Angels, and Cheatin’, are all animated features.
Bill Plympton has also collaborated with Kanye West and Weird Al Yankovic in a number of music videos and book projects. In 2006, he received the Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award from The Annie Awards.
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
Peter de Sève appears on Thursday, July 7th at 5:30 p.m.
Multi-talented Peter de Sève designs characters for animated films and illustrates for major magazines, including The New Yorker, Time, and Newsweek. Learn how he brings beloved animated characters like Manny, Diego, Sid, and Scrat to life.
The talk is free with Museum admission and presented as part of the Museum’s Blue Sky & Beyond summer program series, being held Thursday evenings in July and August. Join us for this series of inspiring conversations celebrating the art of visual storytelling and the contributions of noted American illustrators and filmmakers, who bring artistry and technology together to create compelling new realities.
Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
Join the Norman Rockwell Museum for a special evening to preview this summer’s hottest exhibition “Ice Age to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios” and celebrate award-winning artist and Blue Sky Studios character designer Peter de Sève on Friday, June 10, 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
The evening will include a cocktail buffet, raw bar, winetasting, private preview tour with Peter de Sève, music, champagne and dessert. On the lawn at historic Linwood House, located on the scenic grounds at Norman Rockwell Museum.
Limited tickets available. Ticket prices start at $125 and table sponsorship are available — call 413.298.4100, ext. 230 for more details and to make reservations.
In addition to his work in animation, Peter de Sève’s elegant drawings grace the covers and pages of The New Yorker, and appear in many illustrated books, including Mark Twain’s A Murder, A Mystery, and A Marriage;” The Duchess of Whimsy by Randall de Sève; Fin McCoul by Brian Gleeson, among others.
All proceeds from this event support Norman Rockwell Museum. Additional support provided by Winetasting.com
Exhibition Opening Celebration
Saturday, June 11, 6 to 8 p.m.
Animazing opening night with the stars!
Commentary at 6:30 p.m. by award-winning illustrator and Ice Age character designer Peter de Sève.
Celebrate the art of animation with a first-ever look behind the scenes at the world of digital animation at Blue Sky Studios, where cutting-edge creativity and technique brings imaginative characters and stories to life. Meet members of the Blue Sky creative team.
A festive reception and party will follow (think Hollywood premiere crossed with a Berkshire-style family picnic!).
Tickets– Members: $20 per person, or $50 per family*. Non-members: $30 per person, or $75 per family*. *Family:maximum 2 adults and 3 children under 12.
Reserve tickets by: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , call 413-931-2221, by mail– send your check payable to Norman Rockwell Museum, PO Box 308, Stockbridge, MA 01262
Blue Sky Studios specializes in photo-realistic, high resolution, computer generated animation and rendering. Critically acclaimed for their animated films Ice Age and its popular sequels, Robots, and Rio, as well as special effects and animation work for TRON, Alien Resurrection, Star Trek: Insurrection, Joe’s Apartment and numerous others. Rarely-seen conceptual drawings, character illustrations and expression sheets, 3D models, story boards, and background paintings illuminate the years of development behind the films. Visit the exhibition webpage!
Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
CTN (Creative Talent Network) Animation Expo is an annual expo designed to celebrate as well as develop networks within the animation industry. With heavyweights such as Disney, Dreamworks Animation, and Sony Picture Animation, along with big name artists such as Peter De Seve, J. Scott Campbell, Tim Sale, Humberto Ramos, and Moebius in attendance, CTN was a great expo for fans as well as potential applicants in the animation field.
With panels showing the magic of some of the recent animated films, as well as watching artists draw live on stage, and even portfolio reviews, CTN is definitely a great show for those looking to break into the animation field. Here’s some photos from the show!
Peter and Randall de Seve tour in promotion of their new children’s book The Duchess of Whimsy.
Thursday, November 12th – 4:00pm
Bundle NYC/Reading & Signing
Bundle, 128 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012
Reading & Signing The Duchess - Randall only
Saturday, November 14th – 11:00am
Bank Street Books/Reading & Signing
Bank Street Books, 2879 Broadway, New York, NY 10025-7805
Reading & Signing The Duchess – Randall only
Sunday, November 15th – 2:00pm
Word Bookshop/Reading & Signing
Word Bookshop, 126 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222-2002
Reading & Signing The Duchess – Peter and Randall
Wednesday, November 18th – 11:00am
Barnes & Noble Tribeca/Reading & Signing
Barnes & Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren Street (@ Greenwich), New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 587-5389
Reading & Signing The Duchess – Peter and Randall
Society of Illustrators
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY
212 838 2560
A Whimsical Evening with Randall and Peter de Seve
Randall and Peter discuss working together.
Saturday, November 21st
Brooklyn Museum Children’s Book Fair
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA
Short presentation and then a reading and signing
Also, an exhibit of original artwork from The Duchess
Copies of A Sketchy Past will also be available
Peter and Randall
Saturday, December 5th – 2:00pm-4:00pm
Oblong Books (Millerton, NY)
Oblong Books, 26 Main St, Millerton, NY 12546-5166
Reading & Signing The Duchess
Peter and Randall
A WHIMSICAL PUBLICATION PARTY!
SUNDAY November 1st, 2:00 – 4:00PM
RANDALL de SEVE & PETER de SEVE
Books of Wonder is thrilled to announce that we will be kicking off our November events on Sunday the 1st, from 2-4pm, when we will be hosting a publication party for RANDALL and PETER de SEVE’s newest work, The Duchess of Whimsy: An Absolutely Delicious Fairy Tale. From the New York Times best-selling author of Toy Boat, comes this all new lovable tale in which the enchanting Duchess of Whimsy falls in love with the ordinary Earl of Norm over a grill cheese sandwich. Beginning at 2pm, RANDALL and PETER de SEVE will introduce their newest title, take questions from the audience, and then sign copies of all their books. Ages 3-7. 2-4pm.
Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
Illustrator Talk and Book-signing
“The Duchess of Whimsy : An Absolutely Delicious Fairy Tale”
Saturday, November 28, 1 to 4 p.m.
Join illustrator Peter de SÃ¨ve and his wife/author Randall de SÃ¨ve, as they celebrate the release of their new children’s book The Duchess of Whimsy: An Absolutely Delicious Fairy Tale. The couple will talk about their collaboration, and sign copies of the book for visitors. A special installation of original artwork from the book will also be on view. Free for children. Adults free with Museum admission.
Peter said on his blog: Randall and I will be spending a couple of hours at the Rockwell on November 28th, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, to give a little talk on the process of working together to create our book, The Duchess of Whimsy. The event will be absolutely kid friendly and will include a reading of the book and I’ll be drawing some characters as well. I’m proud to say that there will be a little showing of my originals from The Duchess on exhibit, too. The idea for the talk and the exhibit arose pretty quickly, so the work will not be hanging in one of the formal galleries but in a more casual space near our presentation.
Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
This Thursday, October 15, Galerie Arludik (12-14 rue Saint-Louis en l’ÃŽle, 75004 Paris) presents a one-man show of the work of illustrator and character designer Peter de SÃ¨ve. The opening, from 6:30 to 9:30pm, will feature published and upublished pieces by de SÃ¨ve, some of which will be available for sale. A preview of the show’s artwork can be found at Peter’s blog here, here, and here.
(from Cartoon Brew)
September 19, 2009 – October 06, 2009
Opening Reception /September 19, 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Nucleus proudly presents Terrible Yellow Eyes, an exhibition by guest curator Cory Godbey, creator of www.terribleyelloweyes.com
This exhibit is the selected physical gallery show of the online collection of artwork inspired by the beloved classic Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. An international roster of over 30 artists will be on exhibit.
Opening night features include:
*Several new and original works will be on display
*Free refreshments served
*This is an all ages event
WIN ORIGINAL ART
For the first time ever, we’re raffling away an original, one-of-a-kind art piece from the exhibit. Purchase a raffle ticket opening night for a chance to win!
Original artwork raffle of Jake Parker’s ‘King Max’ (see below).
C. G. Young
Juan Manuel Pedraza
Peter de SÃ¨ve
and more to be announced…
Gallery Nucleus, 210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801
I’m honored to have been invited by Blue Sky Studios and the Society of Illustrators of New York to host a presentation on Thursday, September 24th at the Society, describing Blue Sky’s process of animating Ice Age, Dawn of the Dinosaurs. With the help of my four supremely talented Blue Sky pals:
Mr. Michael Defeo – Sculpting Supervisor
Mr. Michael Knapp – Art Director
Mr.Tony Maki – Story Artist
Mr. Galen Chu – Supervising Animator
We’ll take you step by step in the development of a single character- Buck, the slightly unhinged weasel, and the sequence “Campfire,” one of the most dramatic and hilarious of the film. We’ll show you Buck’s development from my designs on paper, to modeling him in clay and computer, to storyboards and finally, to the fully animated sequence. The evening will end with a Q&A followed by drinks at the Society’s bar where you’ll also have the pleasure of being surrounded with work by some of the masters of illustration like Norman Rockwell (his stagecoach mural hangs over the bar!), Winsor McCay and Harvey Dunn among others.
I hope some of you can make it.
Society of Illustrators is located at 128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues) New York, NY 10065.
Tel: (212) 838-2560