Kent Melton Exhibit: Sculptor for Coraline, Paranorman, Disney and Others
Kent Melton is a self taught artist who loves to draw and sculpt in a variety of styles. He is not well known but played an integral part of many Disney features. His sculptures were used as reference for cel animators to keep their drawings consistent.
Kent is also one of the designers for many stop motion films such as Coraline and Paranorman from Laika. One day Marc learned his work was on display in Springfield MO, so he took his camera and put together the video above. If you want to learn his history growing up on a farm to how he got his first work in animation, check out this article here.
Laika's Promotional Kent Melton Puppet Casket