Illustration 3 Student Artist Research: Kevin Dart

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Dart began his career as a character artist in the video game industry in Seattle.  He later eventually decided to move to Los Angeles to become a full-time illustrator. For the last 3 years Dart worked freelance for a range of clients such as Pixar, Cartoon Network, Passion Pictures, Disney TV, Laika, and Gama-Go. He also created and run the independent publishing house Fleet Street Scandal with his friend and business partner Chris Turnham. Together they sold original art prints, apparel, and books. The summer 2009 saw the release of a new book starring his character, International Girl of Mystery Yuki 7. “Seductive Espionage: The World of Yuki 7” which made its debut at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA..

Also Kevin was the background painter at Cartoon Network on the show “Sym-Bionic Titan”. The show is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of Dexter’s Lab, Samurai Jack, and the animated Clone Wars series.

Currently he works as a visual development artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation. This summer he has plans on releasing the second Yuki 7 book, “Looks That Kill”.

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