Saturday, December 17, 2011

Jim Valeri

Jim is a terrific artist working well both in traditional graphic media and digitally. Much of his career he has worked in product design and more specifically in toy design. Currently he is an illustrator/ Graphic designer/ product designer for the Disney Store.

2005, birthday 
in the style of Mort Walker’s “Beetle Bailey.” 
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At Disney Consumer Products (DCP), we both worked in the same “house” as character artists from the start of my career in licensing and marketing and he already with the Pooh group, until I left and while he was heading up the toy group when DCP re-organized away from being property based over to lines-of-business based.

We would later work together under the “Cartoon” house, although I was in the Atlanta based part and he in the Burbank cased part on the other side of the country.

Jim’s blog: 

[more Jim, 2009:]


  1. Hey Bryan! I have to say, I just received my copy of Tuff-Girl and I was blown away by it. You are an amazing artist and then as if to twist the knife into the hearts of your less luminescent contemporaries, you nonchalantely throw in a couple pages of Trigonometry! Epic.
    Kara and I loved the caricatures you did of us as Voilare and Ana Cara. What an honor to be a villain in your first issue! Congratulations!
    I hope you are well.

  2. Isn’t it a strange showing of affection to cast people as villains in one’s literary endeavors? I’m happy you both liked it.