In 2014, Pixar launched a new series of picture books, all written and illustrated by the studio’s incredibly talented artists. The series made its debut with Pilcher's adorable tale about a shrew named Shredder entitled 'Over There'. Steve has graciously donated not only a beautiful & uniquely signed copy of his book, but also an original drawing of Shredder.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Steve Pilcher ~ Over There
Born in Brockville, Ontario, Steve Pilcher is one of the most revered and highly respected production designers at Pixar. With no formal training at art college, Pilcher had his first solo Art show at the age of 19. At 22, he was a full time commercial freelance artist and was already illustrating his first children’s picture book called, Norbert Nipkin, which has become a Canadian classic for kids. At the age of 40, Pilcher made the move to feature film animation at Warner Bros where he was nominated for an Annie Award for his production design on Osmosis Jones. At Dreamworks, Pilcher contributed to Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third and in 2005, he continued his feature film career at Pixar, contributing to Wall-E, production designing Academy Award-winning Brave, and currently production designing Pixar's 2016 release, Finding Dory. He also contributed his illustration talents to the one-sheet poster for Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant.
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