At the ceremony honoring Dan Lee at Pixar we all got to see a hardbound book that was put together for Dan's family. It was a great collection of non-production work that Dan had been doing, leisure time drawings, cafe drawings. Those images seemed like it would make good book to print in larger print run so that others may have something of Dan to keep. Mark Holmes, Noelle Page, and Carmen Ngai didn't just stop at wondering but did just that.
Zippity Publishing was formed by a small group of friends and family members after Dan's passing. "In Your Face" is a collection of personal artwork by Dan. He used to visit Canvas Gallery Cafe to people watch and created these wonderful stylized sketches of the coffee drinkers around him.
For weeks now a bunch of us at Pixar have been preparing work to show alongside Dan's work to celebrate his work (he hated being the center of attention). I like to think that if Dan had not left us so soon he would have been with us this year with this very book, exhibiting at San Diego. This is our special convention around him.
Featured Artists: Dan Lee, Albert Lozano, Robert Kondo, Ronnie Del Carmen, Ernesto Nemesio, Enrico Casarosa, Paul Topolos, Louis Gonzalez, Liz Holmes, Daniel Arriaga, and Jay Shuster.
Pencil and watercolor on watercolor paper. Actual media, man!
The book is for sale and will be available at Amazon soon (all proceeds will go to charity). If you are in the neighborhood please come by. All us Pixar blokes exhibiting will be selling all artwork exhibited. Can you believe it? This time everything I'm bringing is for sale (I've been ribbed for not selling enough in the last two galleries, so...). World Class DJ Albert Lozano (seriously, this guy hung out with Babu, man! And mentor to my son, Geo, who also spins) will be there to provide music. Come by, odds are these Pixar dudes are in a sketching mood and will doodle on your book.
"In Your Face" Book Launch Party
Canvas Gallery Cafe.
August 25, 2005 (Thurs)
7:00pm to 12:00am
Dan Lee Book Launch blog
The Canvas Gallery Events page