Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New Website!

Hi everyone! I've decided to move my site over to tumblr. Please update your bookmarks to Thanks!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Fractured Fairy Tales

-8"x10" framed
-gouache on wood veneer

These three paintings were done for the Fractured Fairy Tale Show, a group art show at WWA Gallery in Culver City. I chose to paint Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and The Three Bears and Hansel and Gretel. Opening reception is this Saturday, July 7th 7-10pm.

artwork framed

black and white roughs (digital)

Friday, November 04, 2011


Here's my contribution for the KAMEN RIDER vs SUPER SENTAI exhibition at Q POP.
8.5''x11'' Digital

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

ParaNorman Teaser Trailer

I spent all of last year working on this. So many talented artists up at Laika. Looking forward to the final film in August.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Gallery Nucleus is hosting an exhibit for the release of Joey Chou's children's book. The book pays homage to It's A Small World. He was kind enough to ask me to do a piece for the show. The opening reception is this Saturday September 17th 7pm-10pm.

 8x10 digital

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

ParaNorman officially announced!

Laika just announced the release of their next movie. It's called ParaNorman and comes out August 17, 2012. I had the pleasure of doing environmental conceptual designs on the film for the past year. This particular illustration was a collaboration between Chris Turnham and myself. It's a fantastic story. I can't wait to see the film next year! Read more

Monday, January 31, 2011

Q Pop

                                       gouache and mixed media
My friend, Chris Mitchell, just opened a shop/gallery called Q Pop in historic Little Tokyo area of Los Angeles.  This is my contribution for the grand opening show. The theme of the show was “What is Q Pop.” To me, Q Pop is Los Angeles. 

Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday, June 07, 2010

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The Story of Walls

I am honored to share that the short I directed called “The Story of Walls” has been nominated for an Annie Award! For the past year and half I had been working with a team to build Badmash Animation Studios from the ground up. The studio was based out of LA, San Francisco and India. I had the amazing opportunity to travel to India for two months and direct this film.

“The Story of Walls” is an absurdist history of trade protectionism. Throughout history, our world has allowed simple misunderstandings, greed, and an all-consuming love of nachos to divide us. To succeed as a people, we must understand that our individual success is based on our collective success. More importantly, we must also understand that there are enough nachos for everyone!

Directed By: Pete Oswald
Written By: Sandeep Sood
Storyboard Artist: Andy Suriano
Art Director: Pete Oswald
Background Layout: Chris Reccardi
Character Layout: Vikram Athavale
Animation Director: Noor Mohammed
Music Composed By: Chad Seiter
Sound Design and Mix By: Alex Levy
We can’t post the film to the web because we are in the process of submitting it to film festivals. So here are some stills. Congrats to everyone who made this possible!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Cloudy Children's Books

I had the opportunity to illustrate a children's book for Cloudy. You can buy Teamwork! HERE. Below are some pages without the text.

Also, I illustrated a few pages on Carey Yost's book "Flint Saves the Day".

Friday, September 18, 2009

Go See Cloudy!

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs opens today. I saw it earlier this week and was blown away. I am always impressed when I can see the filmmaker’s thumbprint on the final picture.

In designing the characters, we envisioned the simplicity of Miroslav Sasek’s illustrations combined with the charm of the Muppets. We were constantly trying to simplify our shapes, and exaggerate the expression. The animators on the film did an amazing job of maintaining this style throughout the film. Here are some character designs.