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First Name Chris
Last Name Derochie
Member Since October 3, 2023
Email chris@howtoanimate.net
City West Kelowna
State BC
Country Canada
Company Cobblestone Media
Pen Name
Branch Affiliation BC
Bio I am a non-fiction writer and a novelist. I have been writing a series of 26 books on animation entitled, “How To Animate” as well as an upcoming YA fantasy series. I am currently seeking an agent to pursue traditional publishing my work. I have been an animator and director for almost 40 years. I spent the first decade of my career in traditional hand-drawn animation, working for some of the biggest studios in the world and drawing iconic characters like Aladdin, Goofy, and Thumbelina. I ran my own small animation studio in Ireland for 10 years before moving to Canada and entering the world of visual effects for film and television. Although I have worked on a multitude of high-profile films like District 9, A Goofy Movie, and the Twilight Saga, my proudest accomplishment is the work I have done on all three of the Stargate series. There’s no better feeling than working on a show that you’re already a huge fan of! I was the Chair of Animation at Okanagan College in Kelowna, BC and I have spent the past 3 years as an animation supervisor and animation director at WildBrain studios on the Snoopy Presents specials for Apple+.
Publications How to Animate: Book 1 https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B079V711Z7
Other Memberships SCBWI The Authors Guild
Awards BookAuthority.org - Top 100 Animation Books Emmy nomination -Outstanding Visual Effects for a Series - Stargate Universe 2009-2010
Genres Childrens Books, e-Book, Educational, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nonfiction, Speculative, Technical, Young Adult
Available For Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements
Services Offered Freelance Writing, Ghostwriting