Bob Guthrie

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Bob Guthrie at Sony Pictures.

Bob Guthrie, also known as Spirou (full name Robert Manuel Guthrie Alvarez; born 1964) is a American born, European raised artist and animator whose funny animal art style has been a point of interest to the furry community since the early 1990s.

Biography[edit]

Bob Guthrie started an assistant cartoonist for several companies established in Barcelona, Spain, such as Editorial Bruguera. He served with the US Navy from 1985 to 1989 as an Anti-submarine warfare Gunner's Mate, stationed aboard the USS Gray (FF-1054), USS Claude V. Rickets (DDG-5), and USS Barney (DDG 6).[1]

Bob Guthrie has lived since 1992 at the Hotel Yorba household in Orange County, California, USA, along with artists Steve Martin and Doug Winger, he has attended some furry conventions and meets, and has contributed art to various funny animal media to several publications such as the The American Journal of Anthropomorphics issue 1 (pages 9-14) and issue 2 (pages 37-42).

He offers part time curator help with the furry wiki Wikifur.

Art[edit]

A self-taught modern and classic arts illustrator, he works in various media fields in illustration, graphic designer, 3D design, cartooning and animation, with the last one in the sub-fields of animation character design and background Illustrator.

Professional works (non-furry)[edit]

US and International Space Jam posters. Pencils by Bob Guthrie
Bugs Bunny stamp. Pencils by Bob Guthrie

A former Warner Bros. Consumer Products and marketing artist, he has worked on several WB projects such as:

Other non-furry works include product and toy design and development for such companies as Mattel, Playmates, Jakks Pacific, and Spinmasters, among others, and character and prop design for several small and large animation studios.

References[edit]

  1. Petty Officer Guthrie, Robert M. on the roster page of the ASW destroyer USS Claude V. Rickets. Retrieved ?.
  2. Animation World Magazine's review of the Draw the Looney Tunes, the Warner Bros' character design manual. Retrieved ?.

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