I was born on August 5, 1982 and came into this world viewing these programs and films.
These while many photos are just a sample of what inspired me to go into the field of Animation.
It's crazy to look at these and see just how much they shaped my style. A common misconception is that my only influence is Anime, but as you can see Iwas inspired by so much more. I loved the works of Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, Walt Disney, MGM. The films of these companies touched my imagination just as much as television animation. I noticed after just reviewing my influences and looking at my artwork that I have a thing for either Cute characters or Heroic Characters. I think that's because with the majority of the cartoons of the 80's were made to sell toys. Which makes a lot of since.... oh well. Any hoo the 80's a was a wild time if you were a kid. Major networks (ABC,CBS,NBC, Fox) all had saturday morning cartoons and depending on the network or station an weekday afternoon block too. Man these were the days, I miss them. I'm going to go to the 90's next to see where an important shift takes place and effects my artwork and continues to forge my way to being a Visual Development artist.