Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Jose Lopez - Mariachi Samurai

I'm happy and proud to showcase this to the Academy's community and to the world at large.

Jose Lopez, lead character designer on the WB's "The Batman" among many other shows in his career, has just come out with his very first book and it's a beauty. "Mariachi Samurai" is a collection of Jose's drawings, sketches and illustrations. Here's a shot of the cover.

Check out his blog for a further sneak peak.


I first met Jose 10 years ago when he enrolled in a class I was teaching at another school. At the time, he was working at an art supply store part time making mimimum wage. Now he's a self published artist and successful in animation. Jose was also among the founding students of The Animation Academy, helped out on projects we were contracted to produce, became an instructor with us, got his break in the industry and is now a top level character designer. Congratulations, Jose!

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