San Diego native and professional illustrator draws on the air before he heads to Comic-Con
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Bobby Alcid Rubio was born and raised right here in San Diego. He went to Morse High School and grew up in Paradise Hills. He has been drawing since he was a child. He attended the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia (Cal Arts) and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts.
After graduation, he worked for Homage Studios (Image Comics) in La Jolla, and then continued on to pursue a career in animation. Bobby worked nine years with Walt Disney Feature Animation as a traditional animator and storyboard artist on several films including “Tarzan” and “Treasure Planet.”
After Disney, he worked as an assistant director/storyboard artist for Nickelodeon Animation Studios on the series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” for 2 and 1/2 years.
Currently, Bobby is a story artist for Pixar Animation Studios and has worked on the animated short “Tokyo Mater” and the feature animated movie “Up” and the most recent block-buster “Incredibles 2.” After hours, he works on his creator-owned and independent comic series, “Alcatraz High” and “4 Gun Conclusion.”
Bobby is married to his junior high sweetheart (Susan) for 21 years and has three boys. The Rubio family lives in Oakland (where Pixar is based).