Dan Lee Book "In Your Face" Now Available on Amazon.com
Dan Lee's book "In Your Face" of cafe sketches is available for purchase now on Amazon.com for those of you who were unable to attend the Book Launch/ Show Opening at the Canvas Gallery Cafe in San Francisco on August 25.
Be sure to search by title and Dan Lee because there are many other books with the same title.
Thanks for the amazing amount of interest and excitement over this project.
Amazon link IN YOUR FACE
It's all about faces! Whether it's a girl having coffee in a cafe, or a long haired woman cruising in her Beetle with her hair flowing in the wind, Dan Lee's drawings captured it all. When Lee wasn't busy designing characters for the Pixar Animation Studios hits, he could be found doodling the local coffee drinkers at some neighbourhood cafes in San Francisco and Oakland. Lee's artworks have a very unique sensibility. Sketchy thick black lines, bold flat colour and witty sarcasm capture the essence of his subject's unique personality and expressions. "In Your Face" is a celebration of Dan Lee's personal artwork compiled by his friends and collegues in honour of his life and talent.
About the Author
Dan Lee was born in Montreal, Canada in 1969. Soon after his birth, the Lee family moved to Scarborough, a suburb in Toronto, where Dan's gift of drawing blossomed at an early age. Later, Lee studied classical animation at Sheridan College and received The Board of Governors Silver Medal Award for Academic Excellence. Lee joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1994 as a sketch artist and later became an animator. But perhaps his greatest contribution was his role as a character designer. His most famous creations include the design of the charming little girl name Boo from "Monster Inc." and the lost clownfish Nemo from "Finding Nemo". Others notable Pixar character designs include Princess Atta, Rosie and Tuck & Roll from "A Bug's Life", Waternoose in "Monster Inc", Marlin, Bloat, Nemo's friends and the barracuda in "Finding Nemo"- all of which the world will cherish and endure well beyond his lifetime. Lee was working on Pixar's upcoming 2007 film until his untimely death on January 15, 2005. He died of lung cancer at the age of 35.