SF – The Dam Keeper Signing

Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi appear at Kinokuniya in San Francisco on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM to sign the new graphic novel adaptation of THE DAM KEEPER! 

Based on the Oscar-nominated animated short film of the same name, The Dam Keeper is a lush, vibrantly drawn graphics novel series by animation studio Tonko House co-founders Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi.

In early 2012, art directors Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo found themselves searching for ways to expand upon their filmmaking experience in Pixar’s art department. They decided to write and direct an independent animated short film together. The film, The Dam Keeper, was an 18-minute short that garnered an Academy Award Nomination.

About the Author:
Robert Kondo lends his unique design sensibilities and passion for storytelling to The Dam Keeper. Originally from Southern California, Robert graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has worked at Oblique Strategies and Angel Studios. Robert’s film credits include Sets Art Director for RatatouilleToy Story 3, and most recently Monsters University.

Daisuke ‘Dice’ Tsutsumi, originally from Japan, is a celebrated illustrator, painter and philanthropist. Dice’s paintings have exhibited around the world, and in 2009, his first children’s book ‘I Can Hear’ was published in Japan. A graduate from The School of Visual Arts in New York, Dice has worked as a visual development/color key artist at Blue Sky Studios on Ice AgeRobots and Horton Hears a Who! His credits at Pixar Animation include Lighting Art Director for Toy Story 3 and Monsters University. Dice is passionate about charity work and spearheaded both The Totoro Forest Project and Sketchtravel.

RSVP on Facebook!

Kinokuniya Bookstore
1581 Webster St, San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 567-7625

SF – The Dam Keeper Signing

00000000_dam-keeper

Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo appear at Kinokuniya Bookstore on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 3:00 PM. They are the two masterminds behind the intricate hand-painted short story.

At the height of their career at Pixar, the two left to create their own visionary company, Tonko House. Join us to hear their journey to where they are today.

This event is free and open to the public. For a limited time, there will be a small exhibition space at our second floor window with Tonko House props and many more starting May 14! Tonko House merchandise will also be available for purchase!

RSVP on Facebook!

Kinokuniya Bookstore
1581 Webster St, San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 567-7625

CA – Art of Toy Story 3 Signing

Robert Kondo and James Robertson appear on Sunday September 12, 2010 from 5:00PM – 8:00PM.

Cost: $2 per person. REGISTER NOW, online or in-person.

Admission gives you $2 off ‘Art of Toy Story 3’ book!

Keep your receipt for proof of purchase.

Nucleus welcomes two key members of the creative force behind the much-loved summer blockbuster – Toy Story 3! Artists Robert Kondo and James Robertson will offer an insightful presentation of the creative workings behind this Pixar classic.

Gain a unique perspective of the creative process of how the story goes from script to screen. Q&A and book signing for ‘The Art of Toy Story 3’ will follow.

Robert Kondo (Set Art Director) Robert is a leading environment designer in the animation field. Kondo also served as Set Art Director for Pixar’s acclaimed ‘Ratatouille.’

James Robertson (Story Artist) Storyboard artists are integral in helping write the story and visualize the script. Robertson created one of the film’s most climactic action sequences – learn about the scene during the panel!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – The Art of Toy Story 3 Signing

September 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Animation, California, Movies, Other

Comments Off on CA – The Art of Toy Story 3 Signing

Robert Kondo and James Robertson appear on Sunday September 12, 2010 from 5:00PM – 8:00PM.

Cost: $2 per person. REGISTER NOW, online or in-person.

Admission gives you $2 off Art of Toy Story 3 book!

Keep your receipt for proof of purchase.

Nucleus welcomes two key members of the creative force behind the much-loved summer blockbuster – Toy Story 3! Artists Robert Kondo and James Robertson will offer an insightful presentation of the creative workings behind this Pixar classic.

Gain a unique perspective of the creative process of how the story goes from script to screen. Q&A and book signing for ‘The Art of Toy Story 3’ will follow.

Robert Kondo (Set Art Director) Robert is a leading environment designer in the animation field. Kondo also served as Set Art Director for Pixar’s acclaimed ‘Ratatouille.’

James Robertson (Story Artist) Storyboard artists are integral in helping write the story and visualize the script. Robertson created one of the film’s most climactic action sequences – learn about the scene during the panel!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801