Louie del Carmen
|Louie del Carmen|
|Born||Manuel Luis Gonzales del Carmen
August 19, 1967
Cavite City, Philippines
|Occupation||Storyboard artist, illustrator|
|Employer||Sony Pictures Animation|
Louie del Carmen (born August 19, 1967) is an American animation storyboard artist/director and illustrator. Born Manuel Luis Gonzales del Carmen in Cavite City, Philippines, he began work in the mid-1990s on animated series like Rugrats, Rocket Power, Invader Zim, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Kim Possible and The Mighty B!. During the summer of 2007 he began working as a story artist at Dreamworks Animation on some of their notable and successful projects like Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and The Croods.
In 2006 he self-published his first book titled Random Anomalies, a collection of editorial style cartoons dealing with the subject of fate and synchronicity. Honoring his art heroes, he followed Random Anomalies with the science fiction themed art book The Wayward Traveller: Snapshots from Alternate Worlds. In The Wayward Traveller he cites such artists as Jean Giraud (Moebius), Syd Mead, and Katsuhiro Otomo as strong influences in his work. As a follow-up to The Wayward Traveller he released Alternating Currents in the summer of 2008, featuring an all new line up of science fiction illustrations.
Staying in sci-fi genre, del Carmen released his first self-published comic book in 2007 called Steel Noodles: A Slice of Heaven featuring an orange haired, waif warrior named Val. The short, independently printed book served as a preview to a much larger story which he has developed into a multi-part graphic novel, starting with Steel Noodles Number 1 which debuted at the San Diego Comic-Con in July 2010.
He is currently a story supervisor/artist at Sony Pictures Animation in Culver City, California.
Del Carmen also has two brothers that work in animation; Ronnie is a story artist, designer, illustrator and film director at Pixar, while Rick (Enrique) works as a storyboard artist and assistant director at Fox Animation.
|1995–1997||Aaahh!!! Real Monsters||character design|
|1999–2001||Rocket Power||storyboard artist/director|
|2001–2002||Invader Zim||storyboard supervisor|
|2002–2006||Kim Possible||storyboard artist|
|2002||3 South||storyboard artist|
|2003||He-Man and the Masters of the Universe||storyboard artist|
|2005||Lilo & Stitch: The Series||storyboard artist|
|The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy||storyboard artist|
|2005–2006||Drawn Together||storyboard artist|
|Loonatics Unleashed||storyboard artist|
|The X's||storyboard artist|
|2005–2007||American Dragon: Jake Long||storyboard artist|
|2007–2008||The Emperor's New School||storyboard artist|
|2008–2009||The Mighty B!||storyboard supervisor|
|2012||Dragons: Riders of Berk||series director|
|2013||Dragons: Defenders of Berk||series director|
|1998||The Rugrats Movie||character designer|
|2008||Justice League: The New Frontier||storyboard artist|
|Kung Fu Panda||story artist|
|2011||Kung Fu Panda 2||story artist|
|2012||Rise of the Guardians||story artist|
|2013||The Croods||story artist|
|2007||Revisioned: Tomb Raider Animated Series||Art Direction/Design, Episode: "Rising Thaumopolis"|
- Rugrats: Pizza Cats (1999 - ISBN 0-689-82391-6) Simon & Schuster
- Rugrats: Oh Brother! (1999 - ISBN 0-689-82440-8) Simon & Schuster
- Rugrats: Be My Valentine (2000 - ISBN 0-689-83065-3) Simon & Schuster
- Random Anomalies (2006) self-published
- The Wayward Traveller: Snapshots from Alternate Worlds (2006) self-published
- The Call ( 2007) (Hot Mexican Love Comics) (Independently published Anthology)
- Subway Sketches (2007) (Art Compilation) (Imaginism Books, Toronto Canada)
- Swallow 3 (2007) (Art Compilation) (IDW Publishing)
- Dragon Sketches (2007) (Art Compilation) (Imaginism Books, Toronto Canada)
- Steel Noodles: A Slice of Heaven (2007) self-published
- Muerto Mambo (2008) (Hot Mexican Love Comics) (Independently published Anthology)
- Alternating Currents (2008) self-published
- DRAWING INSPIRATION: The Visual Artist at Work (2010) (Delmar Cengage Learning) ISBN 978-1-4180-5225-6
- Steel Noodles Number 1 (2010) self-published ISBN 978-0-9827706-0-3
- Girl n Robot: Boomtown (2011) self-published
- Steel Noodles Number 2 (2012) self-published ISBN 978-0-9827706-1-0
- MUSE Volume 1 (2013) self-published ISBN 978-0-9827706-2-7
- "Enrique (Rick) Del Carmen". LinkedIn. Retrieved July 7, 2012.
- V. Nepales, Ruben (April 7, 2012). "My 'Filipino connection' pays off". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved July 7, 2012.
- DreamWorks Animation (July 13, 2012). "DreamWorks' Louie del Carmen, Director of the Dragons TV Show, is at a exhibitor table G4! Drop by and meet him, he's really nice!". Twitter. Retrieved July 19, 2012.