Be sure to come and see Phil and have him draw, or "sketchanize" you, as you would appear if you were to be on an episode of the Simpsons. The cost is $70 for a full penciled, inked and professionally colored drawing, one that you will cherish your entire life. Be aware that there is sometimes a line to have this done so get there early. Phil was a designer on the first 2 years of the Simpsons TV show and designed Flanders, Otto, Herman, Lou and Eddie, Ralph, and Apu.and has worked on the Simpsons Comic Book for over 23 years.
Phil also worked on Jim Henson's Muppet Babies animated series and was a layout artist on many of the Hanna-Barbera cartoons of the late '70s and early '60s. He has also worked on Disney's illustrated books and for Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros. Animation, Ruby Spears, and many other animation studios in his long career. Phil Ortiz grew up in East LA of Mexican and Spanish/Norwegian parents in 1953. He currently lives and works in the beautiful Lake Arrowhead area.