Father. Husband. Son. Brother. Kid from the East San Fernando Valley becomes comic book creator, novelist, concept artist, storyboard artist, instructor, worshiper of classic Spielberg and Lucas, fanatic of all things dinosauria, Los Angeles sports teams fan, enjoyer of tacos up and down the West Coast, Kurosawa and Hitchcock sycophant, driver of fast European cars, inherent resister of authority, and graduate of Art Center College of Design.
Surface was originally called Fathom, and I was hired by the Pate brothers, two nice men, and Michael Corenblith, who I had worked with before on both Apollo 13 and Alamo, to design some critters for the show. Here's a trailer of sorts:
And there's the creatures I designed. First an egg:
Then a seal. This was was rejected:
They liked this next one. I thought it was too cute.