What is your name and your current occupation?
Mark Lewis. On my most recent gig, I did prop design, color and board revision. Iâ€™ve also done character cleanup and design.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I worked in one of the art departments at Lawrence Livermore Lab. People say artists are nuts, but there were stories about things some of the physicists had done… Also, I worked for a while in a sign shop that was headquartered in a storage facility. You were surrounded by corrugated metal, no real insulation, heating or cooling. So it would get freezing cold during the winter months, and into the 100â€™s inside during the summer months. Hard sometimes to make your hands (and your brain) work in those conditions.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Conan: Red Nails has to be one of the coolest projects Iâ€™ve worked on. We got to do some things Iâ€™d never seen done before in a western-produced animated film. I hope to see that released one day, finished at the same level of quality with which it started. And I was glad to get a chance to work on what turned out to be the last outing for the classic Warners Batman,Â Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman. There are lot of other projects I could mention, but thatâ€™s probably a good place to stop, before the list gets too long.
How did you become interested in animation?
I always liked it (grew up seeing Disney cartoons and the like, and had my Saturday morning favorites), but it was actually secondary to my interest in Continue reading