Artist Talk
Peter de Sève:
My Wonderful Life On The Hamster Wheel

Saturday, January 27
FIAF Skyroom

In English • 75 min
Followed by a book and poster signing

In this wonder-filled journey through the mind of a master visual storyteller, Peter de Sève will guide us through the artworks and artists that have influenced his work and spurred his creative process. This event will open a doorway into de Sève’s illustrations and animated characters—a fanciful visual universe filled with warmth, wisdom, and humanity.

Following the talk, de Sève will be available to sign copies of his recently released book Local Fauna: The Art of Peter de Sève, along with copies of the limited edition Animation First Festival poster he illustrated. Both items will also be available for sale in the Festival Lounge (Tinker Auditorium) through the weekend. The limited edition poster is also available for sale at Posteritati.

Peter de Sève

Peter de Sève’s work spans four decades and various media, including magazines, books, television commercials, Broadway posters, and character designs. He’s best recognized for his The New Yorker Magazine covers and his character designs for the Ice Age franchise. De Sève has also contributed to such films as Finding Nemo, Robots, The Little Prince and The Grinch, to name a few. His many distinctions include the prestigious Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators, an Emmy Award for best character design in a television show, and an Annie Award. His book, The Art of Peter de Sève was released in Fall 2023.