Louie del Carmen

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Louie del Carmen
Manuel Luis Gonzales del Carmen

(1967-08-19) August 19, 1967 (age 51)
OccupationStoryboard artist, illustrator
Years active1995–present
EmployerSony 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)[1] works as a storyboard artist and assistant director at Fox Animation.[2]



Year Title Notes
1995–1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters character design
1997–2001 Rugrats character design/director
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[3] series director
2013 Dragons: Defenders of Berk series director

Feature film[edit]

Year Title Notes
1998 The Rugrats Movie character designer
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier storyboard artist
Kung Fu Panda story artist
2010 Megamind story artist
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 story artist
2012 Rise of the Guardians story artist
2013 The Croods story artist
2017 The Star storyboard artist


Year Title Notes
2007 Revisioned: Tomb Raider 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


  1. ^ "Enrique (Rick) Del Carmen". LinkedIn. Retrieved July 7, 2012.
  2. ^ V. Nepales, Ruben (April 7, 2012). "My 'Filipino connection' pays off". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved July 7, 2012.
  3. ^ 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.

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