Thursday, August 19, 2010

michael knapp

Michael Knapp is an avowed workaholic who occasionally dabbles in laziness. For years he teetered between a dismal career playing in rock bands or a sporatically paid career as a freelance illustrator. Through some strange twist of fate, he now pursues neither while working at Blue Sky Studios as the Art Director on the third Ice Age movie. Although somehow, his employment at Blue Sky led him to drawing comics. Go figure…

He previously worked as a designer on the animated films Robots, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Horton Hears A Who and spent a few months art directing the Academy Award nominated short No Time For Nuts. His work can be found in Spectrum 12 and 13 as well as the Society of Illustrators Annuals 48 and 49. He is also the book designer, co-producer and story contributor for the anthologies Out of Picture Volumes 1 and 2. He recently completed his work as the Art Director of Blue Sky’s fifth feature film Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

Current Projects:

• Forging ahead on one of the upcoming projects at Blue Sky

Film Credits:

Art Director – Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Art Director – No Time For Nuts
Designer – Horton Hears A Who
Designer – Ice Age: The Meltdown
Designer – Robots
Additional Matte Paintings – Ice Age

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