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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Concept Artist
Location San Diego, CA, United States
Introduction Dok Whitson has been creating video game art, conceptual design and illustrations for 23 years. He has been instrumental in the design and production of PS2 cinematics, PS3 titles and successful PC titles such as Everquest, Everquest II, Cosmic Rift, genesis titles Shadowrun, Spider-man, Vectorman 2 and Jurassic Park 2. He also created art for arcade games Super-Off Road and Viper. While concepts and illustrations continue to be his primary focus, Dok has a keen interest in Pop Surrealism. Which may explain why is he so closely monitored by 3 beguiling bulldogs who keep him both laughing and cursing in equal measure.
Interests Pop Surrealism aka Low Brow Art
Favorite Movies 20000 Leagues under the Sea, 2001 A Space Odyssey, A Christmas Story, A Night at the Opera, A Shot in the Dark, Adam’s Rib, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Alien, Aliens, All’s Quiet on the Western Front, The Amazon Queen, The Apartment, As Good as it Gets, The Bank Dick, Ben Hur, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Casa Blanca, City Lights, Cool Hand Luke, Die Hard, Dr. Strangelove, Dracula (1931), Fantasia, Frankenstein (1931), The Flim Flam Man, From Russia with Love, The General, Gentlemen’s Agreement, The Getaway (1972), Gigi!, The Godfather, The Gold Rush, The Great Escape, Groundhog Day, High Noon, How to Steal a Million, The Hustler, Inherit the Wind, It Happened One Night, The Italian Job (1969), Jason and the Argonauts, Lawrence of Arabia, Lilies of the Field, The Lion in Winter, Little Big Man, The Lord of the Rings (series), Maltese Falcon, The Man Who Would be King, Meet Me in St. Louis, Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Modern Times, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, My Fair Lady, My Little Chickadee, Nobody’s Fool. Odd Couple, Office Space, Oh Brother Where Art thou?, Oliver!, On the Waterfront, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Papillion, Patton, Pinocchio, The Producers (1967), The Princess Bride, Pulp Fiction, The Quiet Man, Rocky, Run Silent Run Deep, The Seven Samurai, The Seven Year Itch, The Shining, The Silence of the Lambs, Sleuth (1972), Some Like it Hot, Sons of the Desert, The Station Agent, The Swiss Family Robinson, Terminator II, Terms of Endearment, The Thin Man (series), Time Bandits, To Kill a Mockingbird, To Sir with Love, Traffic, True Grit, Twelve O’clock High, The Usual Suspects, The Wages of Fear, Wallace and Grommet (series), Whale Rider, White Heat, The Wild Bunch, The Wind and the Lion, The Wizard of Oz, Woman of the Year, Yankee Doodle Dandy, You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man, Young Frankenstein
Favorite Music Mostly storytellers (balladeers) and people with unusual voices. For instance Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Randy Newman would be IMHO three of the best American songwriters living today. I also like a lot of blues, roots, world and folk music. I often listen to classical music when I work, but I'm not educated in it. I like Cuban music a great deal, and African as well. Old decadent European music appeals to me - like the work of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. Among newer groups I like Modest Mouse, The Kings of Leon, Mastodon, Beck and Cake - actually there's many others. From the "British Invasion" I was more of a Kinks fan than full-on Beatles or Stones, though I enjoy and admire those bands tremendously. I listened more to the Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix and Woody Guthrie than The Who, Elvis or Donovan, though again... The only music I have trouble listening to is really deep country western music. I can go some Merle Haggard, but not Conway Twitty and the Twitty Birds. But that's just me Conway.
Favorite Books Man, this just gets harder and harder. I'm going to have to get back to you on that one.

You forgot your mom's birthday! What can you make out of super glue and olive pits?

Whoa - those just happen to be her favorite martini ingredients!