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2D Artist Magazine Features Paul Sullivan

Bringing the dead to life: Go behind the scenes of the animation The Book of Life with concept artist Paul Sullivan. Featured article released in today's 2D Artist magazine with a 13 page spread interviewing Paul about his early career through to his currently released project The Book of Life. Buy the full magazine online here. Or find it in bookstores near you! 

New Film Announced!

Here is the next film I have been Production Designing, working with the Director of the book of life Jorge R Gutierrez on his new "Kung Fu Space Western" At the top of the article is an early development piece I did for the show! Exciting!!!

Early sneak peek development painting for the new film by director Jorge Gutierrez. Done by Paul Sullivan

At the 42nd Annual Annie Awards

For many viewers, the 42nd Annual Annie Awards began after 7 on Saturday evening in Royce Hall on the UCLA campus, but the real show started almost two hours before, when the red carpet rolled out – and the celebrities started arriving.... Read the Full article here.

Annie Awards

From Imagination to Pixel: Reel FX Helps Write The Book of Life

The Texas-based VFX studio, Reel FX, was founded in 1993, but it made its first entrance into the world of in-house animated features in November 2013.  Its release was Free Birds, a quirky holiday tale of time traveling turkeys set to save Thanksgiving. It’s been less than a year since then, and the studio has already released its second in-house animated movie, The Book of Life this October. With just three weeks in, the film has shown some positive results both critically and financially, already grossing over $80 million worldwide at the time of this writing.

Read the full in depth article here

New York Times - Hand-Carved Love Triangle

From Mexican folk art to Sergio Leone to Radiohead, the director Jorge R. Gutierrez reached far and wide for inspiration in making “The Book of Life,” his first 3-D animated feature. The story of a woman and the two men who pine for her in a small Mexican village is at the heart of this mythic adventure, which has tinges of spaghetti westerns and makes room for magic, bullfighting and pop music.

Read the full article here.

Creative Talent Network Announces Panelist

Creative Talent Network (CTN) announces a very special panel on The Art of The Book of Life with panelists

  • Jorge Gutierrez - Director
  • Brad Booker - Producer
  • Wes Mandell - Animation Supervisor
  • Paul Sullivan - Art Director
  • Sandra Equihua - Character Designer
  • See images from the event HERE