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ABOUT THE ARTIST
As a child, I was obsessed with animated cartoons. I wanted to grow up and make cartoons myself. I drew constantly on every piece of paper I could get my hands on (including the margins of my encyclopedias). I used to skip trips to the swimming pool to sit at home and draw!
After sketching my way through high school, I attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and earned a Bachelor's Degree, double-majoring in Studio Art and Communication. It was during my sophomore year that Bill Bristow, my art advisor, and Kidd Cardona, noted San Antonio caricaturist, introduced me to the world of caricature. After my first few gigs, I realized I could help pay my bills and have a lot of fun with people while drawing them at events.
After graduating, I was hired by an animation studio in Austin, where I had the privilege of working on animated films, including "Space Jam", "Quest for Camelot", and "The Prince of Egypt", as well as television commercials, video games, and other cartoons. While doing animation, I continued to caricature at parties and events more and more frequently . . . I was getting more and more drawn in to the world of caricature :).
In 2000, I bid full-time animation a fond farewell and was invited to join a start-up children's book publisher as their lead artist. After a time, I also worked for a multimedia company creating and editing graphics.
In 2002, after a brief stint caricaturing full time in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, I returned home to Texas to focus on caricaturing and illustration work, which I've been doing happily ever since.
Since 2003, I've also managed and played bass guitar (as of 2010, drums) for the band Monkeysoop. We've released five CDs through Sonic Wave International, Inc., the 6th CD to be released in 2013 through Tate Music Group, and we play live shows locally and nationally. My guitarist Jerry Connor and I also teach guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and mentor bands from our home studio.
Phone or text: (210) 241-4838
Erica Missey - ready to caricature you!
Member of the International Society of Caricature Artists since 1994
COMPANIES I'VE WORKED WITH:
Animation: Heart of Texas Productions, Little Wolf Entertainment, Saiko Studios
Book publishers: Magic Talez, Inc., Voyager Press, Antarctic Press, Silver Ink Publishing Inc.,
Mulitmedia: Thinkwell, Inc.
Caricatures: Ericatures, Creative Concepts Artwork, Mello-toons, The Nose, About Faces Entertainers, USA Talent Connect, Inspired Arts, The Infamous Cartoon Posse, and moreih
Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop Macromedia Dreamweaver, and Art Studio; some knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Flash\
ERICA MISSEY * phone 210-241-4838 * email@example.com
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