Carter Goodrich is attending FAF18
Ratatouille, Coco, Finding Nemo, Shrek and Despicable Me – sounds familiar? The creator of a majority of the characters in these movies, Carter Goodrich, will attend this year’s Fredrikstad Animation Festival, the leading festival of its kind in Scandinavia. He is seen as amongst the greatest in his discipline and will on the 26th of October talk about his experiences as a character designer and illustrator.
Carter Goodrich started his career as an illustrator in 1981, then working freelance for a variety of publications in New York City, and to this date has contributed the impressive number of 21 covers to The New Yorker. He furthered his freelance career when accepting an invitation from DreamWorks to contribute character designs for the Prince of Egypt in 1994. His parallel decision to move to L.A. proved fruitful as the Prince of Egypt lead to further involvement in Hollywood projects, that by many are now seen as modern classics.
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, Spirit, The Croods, Monsters Inc. and Hotel Transylvania are other examples of where he has contributed his renowned character designs, such as despicable Gru, adorable Dory and Remy the master chef rat.
His style of drawing is known for being somewhat fuzzy and sketch-like, and after almost four decades working as an illustrator he is still sticking to the use of pen and paper for that fuzzy-sketchy finish when bringing ideas to life.
The considerable work Goodrich has put down for studios like Pixar, DreamWorks and the like has brought him several prizes and nominations; awards include six nominations for the “Annie Award”; two-time winner for Ratatouille and The Croods.
Two-time recipient of The Society of Illustrators, New York, Gold Medal