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Carter Goodrich

Carter Goodrich’s career as an award-winning freelance illustrator began in 1983, when he shared studio space with longtime friend and fellow illustrator, Buck Lewis, in New York City. His book and editorial work eventually led to the publication of seventeen New Yorker covers, and counting. Carter’s first role in film work came as lead character designer for DreamWorks’ first feature animated film, “Prince of Egypt”, in 1995. He then went on to work on such films as “Finding Nemo”, “Monsters Inc.”, “Shrek”, “Spirit”, “Sinbad”, “Open Season”, on which he worked as art director/character design, “Despicable Me” as lead character designer, “Hotel Transylvania”, and most recently “The CROODS” and “Brave”, both as lead character designer. His work on these films resulted in six ASIFA Annie Award nominations for best character design in a feature animated film, winning the ANNIE in 2007 for “Ratatouille” and again in 2014 for “The CROODS”. In addition to his earlier illustrated books, “Nutcracker” (1987) and “A Christmas Carol” (1997), Carter has written and illustrated “A Creature Was Stirring” (2006 Simon & Schuster pub.), “The Hermit Crab” (2009 Simon & Schuster pub., a Junior Library Guild Selection), “Say Hello to Zorro” (2011 Simon & Schuster pub., 2011 Parents’ Choice Award, 2011 Editor’s Choice Award, 30 Best Children’s Books of 2011); “Zorro Gets an Outfit” (2012 Simon & Schuster pub., a Junior Library Guild Selection), and “Mister Bud Wears The Cone” (Simon & Schuster pub.), to be released June 2014.

At present Carter is working on his sixth book, “We Forgot Brock!”, also with Simon & Schuster.
Carter lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Shows

Sunday at the Exhibition Hub

Goods Shed, MacDonagh Junction

Saturday at the Exhibition Hub

Goods Shed, MacDonagh Junction

Playing God: Creating and Animating Characters hosted by Carter Goodrich with Jenn Ely, Kat Good, Betsy Bauer and Francesca Natale  SOLD OUT

Cleere's Theatre Bar

Join award-winning illustrator Carter Goodrich as he discusses creating and designing memorable characters. Speaking with Jenn Ely, Kat Good, Netsy Bauer, Marie Thorhauge and Francesca Natale, Carter will address how you let a character speak for themselves and let their personality shine through. In contrast, they will also discuss what happens when you decide that […]

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Ratatouille – The Oscar-Winning Classic Animated Feature – introduced by character designer, Carter Goodrich

Watergate Theatre

A truly unique opportunity to enjoy a screening of Brad Bird’s timeless Academy Award-winning animated classic, with an introduction from its award-winning character artist, Carter Goodrich. In one of Paris’ finest restaurants, Remy, a determined young rat, dreams of becoming a renowned French chef. Torn between his family’s wishes and his true calling, Remy and […]

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The Art of The New Yorker with Carter Goodrich and Peter de Seve  SOLD OUT

Cleere's Theatre Bar

Between them, Carter and Peter have been responsible for more than 50 covers for the The New Yorker Magazine. Come and see this hugely entertaining and illuminating chat exploring the inspiration, techniques, perils and pitfalls of coming up with the iconic images that sometimes reflect the very psyche of a nation in chassis (as well […]

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Friday at the Exhibition Hub

Goods Shed, MacDonagh Junction