Anson Jew

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Illustrator
Location Los Angeles, CA, United States
Introduction Anson Jew is a storyboard and concept artist, working on live-action and animated projects for movies, TV and interactive media. He co-authored Professional Storyboarding: Rules of Thumb for Focal Press and taught storyboarding at Otis School of Design. His film credits include Curse of Chucky, Prince Caspian, TMNT, Sky Captain, and Anacondas. TV credits include Scooby Doo: Mystery Inc., Growing Up Creepie and Wolverine and the X-Men. Clients include previz companies like The Third Floor and advertising houses like Directors Bureau, Blind, Anonymous Content and BelieveMedia. He has created art for interactive media companies like Deep Focus, Midway, Ojingo Labs, EA Sports, and Crackpot. His pinup illustrations won official selection in the Aphrodisia Showcase twice and in 1998, he was awarded the Xeric Foundation Grant to self-publish his comic book, Saturday Nite. Other print clients include WritersCorps, Pacific Sun Wear, and Selling Power Magazine. He has also created toy designs for Radica, Learning Curve and Toy Vault. Before going independent, he was an artist and animator at LucasArts on Full Throttle, Curse of Monkey Island, Fate of Atlantis and others.
Interests Animation, movies, comics, music, learning to play piano, life drawing/painting
Favorite Movies Fight Club, The Graduate, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Reflecting Skin, Babe, Raising Arizona, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Ratatouille, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Resevoir Dogs, The Devil's Backbone, Henry Fool, Metropolis, Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Seconds, Se7en, Blade Runner, Thank You For Smoking, Amelie, American Beauty, Risky Business, Mean Creek, The Royal Tennenbaums, A Sign From God, I Am a Sex Addict, I Don't Hate Las Vegas Anymore, Heavenly Creatures
Favorite Music Makers, Beatles, Pixies, Randy Newman, Ramones, early Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, Velvet Underground, James Brown, PJ Harvey, Louis Prima, Louis Jordan, Slim Gaillard, Scott Joplin, Beethoven, Shangri-Las, Beat Happening, Gorillaz, Peggy Lee, T.Rex, The Drags, Stooges, Cab Calloway, Trashwomen, Frenchy, Notorious MSG, The Delmonas, The Bastard Fairies, Richard Hell, Victor Banana, Neil Smythe, Tim Hensley, Kinks, T. Rex, Janet Klein
Favorite Books The Tao of Pooh, Bird by Bird, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, Ebert's Little Movie Glossary, Twilight Zone Companion, The End of Faith