SF – Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth Signing

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum proudly welcomes author Emily Haynes and award-winning animator and Pixar storyboard artist Sanjay Patel on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm as they discuss their new children’s book, Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth. This event is free and open to the public.

The bold, bright colors of India leap right off the page in this fresh and funny picture book adaptation of how Ganesha came to write the epic poem of Hindu literature, the Mahabharata. Ganesha is just like any other kid, except that he has the head of an elephant and rides around on a magical mouse. And he loves sweets, especially the traditional dessert laddoo. But when Ganesha insists on biting into a super jumbo jawbreaker laddoo, his tusk breaks off! With the help of the poet Vyasa, he learns that what’s broken can actually be quite useful. Vibrant, graphic illustrations that recall influences from Mary Blair to Bollywood make this a thoroughly modern vision of a classic tale.

Sanjay Patel is an animator and storyboard artist for Pixar Animation Studios, where he has worked on numerous films, including Monsters, Inc.; A Bug’s Life; Toy Story 2; Ratatouille; The Incredibles; and Toy Story 3. He has also worked on The Simpsons for Fox and with legendary cartoonist John K., creator of Ren and Stimpy. His previous books include Ramayana: Divine Loophole and the The Little Book of Hindu Deities. He lives in Oakland, California.

Emily Haynes is an editor by day and a children’s writer by night. She lives in Oakland, California.

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Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

CA – Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth Signing

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Artist Sanjay Patel and writer Emily Haynes sign at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday September 22, 2012 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus is pleased to announce artist Sanjay Patel and writer Emily Haynes will be visiting us from San Francisco in celebration of the release of their latest children’s book, “Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth.” There will be a handful of new original drawings on display and plenty of books available! Sanjay and Emily will only be here for one night so be sure to visit us on opening night September 22 to meet these two creative folks and get your book signed. With Mall, Becky Driestadt, and Chris Appelhans exhibit opening the same night, there will be plenty of art to see and good company to enjoy.

Sanjay Patel Bio:
Sanjay Patel is a supervising animator and storyboard artist at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA. He work has been shown in the Asian Art Museum, Brooklyn Art Museum, and here at Nucleus.


Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Ramayana Signing

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Sanjay Patel, Pixar Artist and Author/Illustrator of the visually stunning book Ramayana: Divine Loophole appears on Nov 13th from 7:00PM – 11:00PM for his first solo exhibition at Nucleus. For the first time ever, original drawings and sketches created toward the completion of Ramayana will be exhibited.

A book nearly 4 years in the making, this insightful and inspiring event is a treat for all ages. Additionally, Patel will be available to chat with fans and sign copies of Ramayana.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St Alhambra, CA 91801