Animation Director / Art Director
Layron DeJarnette is an Emmy nominated, award winning artist who provides animation direction, art direction, illustration, storyboards and conceptual art for several giants in the entertainment industry. He received training at Walt Disney Feature Animation in Orlando, FL and has illustrated and designed characters for Disney's THE PROUD FAMILY cartoon show and comic strip. He is currently working on THE PROUD FAMILY reboot for Disney+.
DeJarnette has also worked at various studios, including Marvel Animation as a character artist on AVENGERS: BLACK PANTHER'S QUEST and AVENGERS ASSEMBLE animated series. He’s also worked at Six Point Harness, as co-director of Marvel's SPIDER-MAN: MAXIMUM VENOM animated shorts and art director for Mattel’s MONSTER HIGH web series. While working at Wildbrain, Layron operated as character design supervisor, designing and animating characters for HBO’s THE RICKY GERVAIS SHOW. Other clients include Warner Bros. Animation, DC Comics, Duck Studios, Hyperion Pictures and Klasky Csupo.
Layron is a renowned GARBAGE PAIL KIDS and MARS ATTACKS artist for The Topps Company and has illustrated trading cards for the HOLLYWOOD ZOMBIES series. Other trading card companies include Upper Deck and Cryptozoic Entertainment.
He has provided caricature work for various publications and has illustrated many children’s and humorous books, including five New York Times Bestseller books for comedian Jeff Foxworthy and two books for The Wayans Bros..
DeJarnette has also instructed students in figure drawing, anatomy, illustration and animation drawing at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA and College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI.
His fashion trademark is wearing colorful Kangols with matching shirts.
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