David Van Allen
Dave is a storyteller at heart. He is a collector of memories and nostalgia; he is a music-maker and a dreamer of dreams. Dave never stops thinking or sketching. His home studio (and sometimes his desk at work) looks like a meticulously organized cross between a toy store and a cabinet of curiosity, Even the snozzberries taste like snozzberries! A multi-disciplined artist, animator and designer, Dave is all about creativity. He has earned degrees in both fine art and media arts not to mention a few professional awards. Dave's heroes are Jim Henson, Walt Disney, Maurice Sendak, Ray Harryhausen and #7 The Mick. Dave feels true art, dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.