Allen Gladfelter began his art career as a museum exhibit guide and interpreter for the Seattle Art Museum in 1997. Up to date, he has illustrated for clients such as Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, and Marvel Comics.
To say he has come a long way is an understatement! His work was first published in 2004 for varying clients, after which he continued working freelance for eight years. Most notably, Allen was an illustrator and art director for Pixar’s “Cars” comic series from 2008-2011, contributing covers, interior pages, spot illustrations, and personal appearances.
He also illustrated covers and interior pages for Dreamwork’s “Penguins of Madagascar” comic series from 2012 -2013. More of Allen’s impressive professional highlights can be viewed on his website: http://www.allengladfelter.com/
At our April 20th CNW meeting, Allen will be demonstrating the “white on black” art technique, which he has used on various projects, particularly his recent graphic novel, “The Inspectre: The Ghost Who Solves Crime.”
He will also show examples and pages from his crime noir work in progress. Allen’s technique is different and spooky, but he will also bring some of his more traditional work for viewing. Allen has recently taken an animation job in Idaho and is flying to Seattle just to speak at the meeting (lucky us!), so this is not one to miss!
—-written by Sam Ridout
WHAT: April Meeting of Cartoonists Northwest (Meetings on the third Saturday of every month)
DATE: Saturday, April 20th, 2013
TIME: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Artist & Craftsman Supply, 4350 8th Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98105
(In the University District about a block east of I-5)
Suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers.
Free Parking until 7:30 PM at the parking lot across the street from Artist & Craftsman.