Chuck Grieb is an award winning animation artist and filmmaker. His ongoing projects continue exploration of various digital and traditional toolsets in the creation of animated and illustrated art. Illustrations Chuck created have been featured in international publications such as Spectrum, Infected by Art, Exposé, Imagine FX, and The Painter Book. Watching Ray Harryhausen’s Jason and the Argonauts with his father, four-year-old Chuck Grieb asked how the skeletons “came alive”. His father’s answer, “They got skinny actors” led the boy to a quest for the truth and a lifelong love for the fantastic. With an MFA in Film Production from the esteemed University of Southern California School of Cinema/TV, Chuck landed in the animation industry where he has worked as a storyboard artist, animation director, animator, character designer, development artist, etc. for studios such as Disney and Nickelodeon. He has drawn noted characters such as Disney’s Genie, Timon and Pumbaa, Buzz Lightyear, Hercules, Winnie the Pooh, Stitch, Big Idea’s LarryBoy, Nickelodeon’s XJ9, and many others. Chuck’s award winning animated short films have screened in over 90 film festivals all around the world. Chuck is Professor and Program Director for Animation and Visual Effects at Azusa Pacific University, has served as a member of the executive board of the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, and served as co-chair of the Illustration West 58 Competition and Show. Chuck is a member of The Animation Guild and a professional member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.