Pixar Blogs

 Posted by on May 11, 2008  Artists, Websites  Tagged with:
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One of the many things that amazes me about working freelance at PIXAR is seeing the employees work at such a high level during the day, and yet somehow find time and energy to excel in their own projects and personal lives as well (I have never figured out how to do all three; If I work hard at one aspect of my life, the other two go all to hell). Many Pixar artists’ websites have already been listed in my LINKS and BLOGROLL, and the list grows daily. Check out a few MORE blogs by the over-achieving A-students at PIXAR:

SpudVision is Steve Purcell’s blog. Steve has been an inspiration to me since long before I had the good fortune to work with him. When I first came to America as a tourist in 1989, I stayed in an apartment where there was a big pile of indie and underground comics, including SAM & MAX, which is a hilarious book as anyone who has read it will surely agree.

Bill Cone was the production designer of Bug’s Life and Cars, who I first met when we both worked at Colossal Pictures many years ago. His new blog features his beautiful plein air pastel pictures and some of his observations of light and colour effects, which is a real treat for those of us who are chromatically challenged.

Shublog is the outpost of super-talent Jay Shuster, designer of cool machines in the STAR WARS prequel films. He is now at Pixar and designed many of the characters in CARS and WALL-E. His new blog displays his sketches (freehand drawn in ink) and photos of his furniture made from aircraft parts and other bits and pieces..

Caveat Productions is where Pixar story-artist Dan Scanlon posts about the live-action movie he has been making over the past few years. Anyone who not only works in animation during the day but makes a film in their spare time has my undivided admiration. Dan also posts lots of other funny gags and drawings, so please go visit his blog.

Cooley! is a place for Josh Cooley to ramble on about all manner of subjects. He posts essays on his Television obsessions, ideas for inappropriate Children’s books, and some funny sketches and paintings and other glimpses into the ID of a Pixar story-artist and pop-culture afficionado…

Leonardo is a blog where another Pixar storyman, Jim Capobianco, keeps us up to date on his personal film, an animated film this time. Jim also posts about other projects such as his work on the MY FRIEND THE RAT short. I don’t know how he finds the time to do all the stuff he manages to do.

  3 Responses to “Pixar Blogs”

  1. So many great blogs! So little time!

  2. Benton Jew?! man, I know that dude! Hi Benton!! AND thanks for linkin us pixar folk to your excellent web spheroid Jamie. you rule with a velveteen saws-all.

  3. Hi,
    I know this post is a little old already, but I just came upon it and was wondering if you know how I can get ahold of another Pixar guy … Chris Wahl. Not Chris Wahl from ChrisWahlArt, but the long haired guy, Chris who has worked on many Disney and Pixar animation films. Chris and my brother, Bob Weidner were best friends in middle/high school and I’d love to find a way for them to connect to say ‘hi.’ Thanks for any help you can give me!!!!