Wacom Announces Presentation Schedule for SIGGRAPH

Artists from the Creative Talent Network to showcase how they create for feature films and independent personal projects with the Wacom Cintiq

VANCOUVER, Wash., July 11, 2013 — (PRNewswire) — Wacom®'s in-booth theatre (Booth #119) at the upcoming SIGGRAPH show in Anaheim, California, July 23 - 25, will be "the place" for attendees to gather and learn about digital content creation from leading animation artists provided by the Creative Talent Network.  The select group of artists will demonstrate their drawing and story-telling skills using a Wacom Cintiq® interactive pen display and accompanying creative software applications. 


Wacom's SIGGRAPH presentation schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, July 23

  • 10AM - Craig Elliott - After receiving his training at the Art Center College of Design, Craig began his career in the entertainment industry as a layout and visual development artist.  Today, Craig's work can be found at virtually all of the major studios and his personal work has developed quite the international fan base.
  • 1PM - Erik Martin - A talented and enthusiastic artist, Erik includes Walt Disney Imagineering, Walt Disney Interactive, Jim Henson and Nickelodeon among his clients.  When not working digitally, he enjoys painting landscapes with traditional media.
  • 3PM - Craig Elliott - Encore performance.  See above.

Wednesday, July 24

  • 10AM - Brian Kesinger - An Annie award winning artist for Walt Disney Studios and the creator of the popular characters, Otto and Victoria, Brian's 16 years at Disney has spanned both hand drawn and CG animated films from Tarzan to Wreck-it Ralph.  His debut book, "Walking Your Octopus," showcases his style, wit and ability to tell engaging stories.
  • 1PM - Armand Baltazar - A senior designer with Pixar Animation Studios, Aramand's credits include work on Cars 2, Brave and other films.  He exhibits his fine art in and around Los Angeles and San Francisco and enjoys speaking and teaching at universities around the country.
  • 3PM - Armand Baltazar - Encore performance.  See above.

Thursday, July 25

  • 10AM - Brett Bean - As a freelance character designer for clients that include Disney TV, Nerd Corps, Wizards of the Coast and Disney Interactive, Brett brings 10 years of design experience to the table.  Brett's recently funded graphic novel, "Spaced Out – The Story of Fil and the Mantis," will be coming out later this year.
  • 1PM - Armand Serrano - Celebrating more than two decades in the animation industry, Armand currently hangs his hat at Walt Disney Animation Studios.  His film credits include Hotel Transylvania, Lilo and Stitch, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Mulan and many more.
  • 2:30PM - Jason Scheier - A visual development artist for DreamWorks Animation SKG, Jason has had the opportunity to use his artistic talents in the creation of several films including Kung Fu Panda, Megamind, Turbo, the Croods and Rise of the Guardians.

About the Creative Talent Network

The Creative Talent Network (CTN) is an online community of leading animation professionals whose contributions to the industry can be seen in some of the highest grossing films in the history of animation.  Each year, CTN hosts the "Animation eXpo" where members thrill audiences by sharing their amazing artistic talents.  Consult www.ctnanimationexpo.com to discover more about the event, held at the Burbank Convention Center, November 15 – 17, 2013.

About Wacom

Founded in 1983, Wacom's vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world's leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom's intuitive input devices, particularly its Cintiq family of pen displays, provide professional animators, designers and artists with the ability to explore digital content creation in a comfortable and natural way.

For more information, please contact:

Douglas A. Little
Sr. Public Relations Manager
Wacom Technology Services, Corp.
360-896-9833 x174
Email Contact

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