Greg Peters

Guest

Greg Peters is a professional character animation who claims that he was born with a pencil in his hand. He began drawing his favorite TV characters at the ripe young age of two years old. ''I remember telling people that I was going to draw cartoons when I grow up'', he recalls.

In 1990 Greg graduated from the prestigious California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA with a BFA degree in Character Animation. He has a long list of high credentials beginning with HannaBarbera Productions the studio who's cartoons he grew up closely with. While at H-B, he worked on such shows as '' Tom and Jerry Kids'', ''The Adventures of Don Coyote '', '' Fish Police ''series well as doing animation on commercials featuring ''The Jetsons'' and ''The Flintstones''. After animating TV bumpers for the FOX network he landed an animation position on Ralph Bakshi's. feature film ''Cool World''. Next he was off to a Character design position on the popular ''Rugrats'' TV series. This was followed by being employed by video game giant Sega of America where he animated on various video games like Disney's '' Bonkers'', etc. Next it was off to Walt Disney Animation where he worked as a Character Layout Artist on ''The Lion King Timon and Pumbaa'' and as a Storyboard artist on ''Mickey's Mouseworks'', ''Mickey's House of Mouse'' and more. Greg also worked freelance for Warner Brothers on ''Tazmania'' before moving in house as a character designer on the award winning series ''Animaniacs'' and ''Pinky and the Brain''.

Also notable is his work at Sony/Imageworks where he worked as a Character Designer on the Dilbert TV series. He was instrumental in helping to get a studio in Wisconsin up and running as well as animate on that studio's projects. This was followed by his move to Texas where he works as a freelance artist and caricaturist in addition to appearing at several local and nationwide events including appearing at numerous comic cons as a guest artist. Currently he is working on a variety of projects including being the illustrator on an upcoming comic book series as well as a children's book and more. Greg believes that his versatility of being able to draw in several different styles is the number one reason for his success.

 

 



THU 3:00p.m.: Characters, Comics, and Emmy Awards (45 mins.)

Room: ADDISON LECTURE HALL (2nd Floor, Right) Rated: Everyone


When he was young Greg Peters used to tell people that he was going to draw cartoons. Years later he has Emmy awards for his animation work and contributions. Find inspiration from his career as Mr. Peters recollects his rise, his opportunities, and his accomplishments. You may be surprised at how much of it has become a cultural fixture in your own life and the man who was responsible for a part of it.


Speaking: Greg Peters

Category: Discussion Panel

 



FRI 4:00p.m.: Talking About Drawing and Dancing About Archetecture (45 mins.)

Room: ADDISON LECTURE HALL (2nd Floor, Right) Rated: Everyone


Producing art by way of drawing takes a vivid imagination. The artist must see the concept in their mind as their hand translates it to paper, while at the same time their eye must return feedback to their brian with what has manifested so that a fluid stream of revisions can be made. This skill is the reason why not everyone starts life with a pencil in hand. Greg Peters is an exception as he is exceptional. Learn from him directly as he talks his way through an original drawing, giving you access to his stream of thinking as the creation takes shape before your eyes. *The dancing about architecture is a Martin Mull reference with regards to discussing a visual art. Mr. Peters will not actually be performing any dance routines. That we are aware of.


Speaking: Greg Peters

Category: Discussion Panel

 



SAT 4:00p.m.: MadCat: Everything You're Going To Need To Know (45 mins.)

Room: DOGWOOD (2nd Floor, Left) Rated: Everyone


Actress Natali Jones was the inspiration behind MadCat. All of the MadCat fanboy debates can be resolved here and now by talking to Natali. Find out the nuances and story around this awesome character who is about to make a new studio debut.


Speaking: Greg Peters; Natali Jones

Category: Discussion Panel

 



SAT 7:00p.m.: Art of Designing Original Characters, The (45 mins.)

Room: ADDISON LECTURE HALL (2nd Floor, Right) Rated: Everyone


Producing art by way of drawing takes a vivid imagination. The artist must see the concept in their mind as their hand translates it to paper, while at the same time their eye must return feedback to their brian with what has manifested so that a fluid stream of revisions can be made. This skill is the reason why not everyone starts life with a pencil in hand. Greg Peters is an exception as he is exceptional. Learn from him directly as he talks his way through an original drawing, giving you access to his stream of thinking as the creation takes shape before your eyes.


Speaking: Greg Peters

Category: Discussion Panel

 



SUN 2:00p.m.: Appreciating Fans: The Tale of a Disney Artist and the Convention Scene (45 mins.)

Room: DOGWOOD (2nd Floor, Left) Rated: Everyone


Greg Peters began drawing his favorite TV characters at the ripe young age of two years old. ''I remember telling people that I was going to draw cartoons when I grow up'', he recalls. Mr. Peters has now seen it all, from animating for Disney to meeting fans in Artist Alley at conventions and all points in between.


Speaking: Greg Peters

Category: Discussion Panel