PASADENA, CA - Lightbox Expo (https://www.lightboxexpo.com) is a new kind of convention event that focuses on the artists from animation, live action, comics, graphics arts & games. Software companies like Procreate, Adobe, Maxon, Autodesk & Wacom are sponsors, as well as studios like Netflix, Walt Disney, Dreamworks, Sony Animation & Riot Games.
The interesting thing about Lightbox Expo is the sheer amount of talent, from top-level artists like Mark "Crash" McCreery, to rookies just starting out. This is where hand-drawn skills meet technology, with artists using Procreate on the iPad or other tablets to create characters & worlds, to Adobe Photoshop sketches turned into hand-drawn 2D animation.
Lightbox Expo, in its first year at the Pasadena Convention Center, attracted thousands wanting to meet other artists exhibiting at the show, or attend talks, panels & demos by veterans of the biz. Studios like Netflix, Sony Animation, Warner Animation, Dreamworks and Riot Games were among many looking for new artistic talent.