CHUCK GRIEB is a highly experienced, award winning animation artist and filmmaker. His ongoing projects continue exploration of various digital and traditional toolsets in the creation of animated and illustrated art. Illustrations Chuck created have been featured in international publications such as Spectrum, Infected by Art, Exposé, Imagine FX, and The Painter Book. Represented by the Jill Corcoran Literary Agency, Chuck is currently writing and illustrating a middle grade fantasy novel. Watching Ray Harryhausen’s Jason and the Argonauts with his father, four year old Chuck Grieb asked how the skeletons “came alive”. His father’s answer, “They got skinny actors” led the boy to a quest for the truth and a lifelong love for the fantastic.
With an MFA in Film Production from the esteemed University of Southern California School of Cinema/TV, Chuck landed in the animation industry where he has worked as a storyboard artist, animation director, animator, character designer, development artist, etc. for studios such as Disney and Nickelodeon. He has drawn noted characters such as Disney’s Genie, Timon and Pumbaa, Buzz Lightyear, Hercules, Winnie the Pooh, Stitch, Big Idea’s LarryBoy, Nickelodeon’s XJ9, and many others.
Chuck’s award winning animated short films have screened in over 90 film festivals all around the world, including the Columbus Intern. Film + Video Festival, DragonCon Intern. Film Festival, The Newport Intern. Film Festival, The San Diego ComiCon Intern. Independent Film Festival, The Filmstock Intern. Film Festival, Temecula Valley Intern. Film Festival, Chicago Intern. Children's Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Rhode Island Intern. Film Festival, and many others. Chuck is a professional member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Society of Illustrator’s LA.
He currently serves as co-chair of the ASIFA Educator’s Forum Steering Committee and is Professor and Program Coordinator of Entertainment Art/Animation at Cal State Fullerton.
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