Andrew Paquette

Andrew Paquette

Andrew Paquette is an artist and writer, known primarily for his work as a CG artist in the feature film and video game industry. Born in 1965 in St. Paul, Minnesota [ [ Andrew Paquette - Biography Andrew John Paquette ] ] , he has lived in several states within the US, primarily New York, Maine, California, Minnesota, and Arizona.


He illustrated the first cover of the cult classic "Fool on the Hill" by author Matt Ruff. [ [ Fool on the Hill publication history ] ] He was most active as an illustrator in the years 1986-1990, but has illustrated a few book jackets since then, primarily for Black Coat Press, [ [ Shadowmen: Heroes and Villains of French Comics ] ] and has also made hundreds of illustrations for his own book, "Computer Graphics for Artists: an Introduction". [ Computer Graphics for Artists: An Introduction - Computer Graphics Journals, Books & Online Media | Springer ] ]

Comic Books

Paquette's first professional work as a comic book artist appeared in the now defunct title "Dread of Night" [ [ WhosWho ] ] from Hamilton Comics. He later made several one-shot appearances as penciller, inker, or artist, in various titles from Marvel Comics and DC Comics, including a well-received story written by author Nicholas Vance in "Hellraiser" #14, [ The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators ] ] "Nightbreed" #17, written by Larry Wachowski, of "The Matrix" fame, "Teen Titans" #87, [ [ Index: New Teen Titans / New Titans ] ] A couple issues of "Avengers", [ Comic Book DB - Andrew Paquette ] ] a "Daredevil" annual, [ [ Daredevil: The Man Without Fear - Annuals/Specials ] ] "Book of the Damned", "Deathstroke" [ [ Deathstroke, the Terminator #12 ] ] and "The Big Book of Urban Legends".

After these initial forays into comics, he became co-creator (with author James Hudnall) and penciller of the Harris Comics series "Harsh Realm". [,,84730,00.html Chris Carter will be sued over 'Harsh Realm' | Andrew Paquette | Television News | TV | Entertainment Weekly ] ] His last comic, published immediately before entering the video game industry, was the self-parody "Dr. Andy #1", published by the now defunct Alliance Comics.

Harsh Realm

The Harsh Realm comic book series was optioned for use as a TV series by producer Daniel Sackheim and Fox television sometime prior to 1998. By 1999, the series was in production, with Fox veteran Chris Carter (X-Files) at the helm. The series did not perform well and was cancelled almost as soon as it was released, [ [ "Harsh Realm" (1999) - Trivia ] ] after airing only three episodes on the Fox network. Later, all nine of the finished episodes were aired on the sci-fi channel (owned by Fox) and then the series was released as a boxed set of DVDs. [ [ DVD Times - Harsh Realm: the Complete Series ] ] When the series first aired, credit was not given to either creator of the series, Paquette or Hudnall. The pair subsequently filed suit against Fox, Carter, and Harris Comics, [ [ PUBLIC LIVES - New York Times ] ] asking for a preliminary injunction against airing further episodes until appropriate credit was given. In the final ruling on the matter, the injunction was granted, Fox relented and gave the two creators credit in the start credits, [ [ ATA: Association of Talent Agents - Newsstand ] ] and the show was cancelled. Some believe there is a connection between the lawsuit and the series being cancelled, though the show's poor ratings are enough of a justification on their own.

The lawsuit against Carter was filed on October 13, which was both his birthday and Paquette's, as well as the name of Carter's production company, tenthirteen Productions. [ [ The 11th Hour ] ]


Video Games

Paquette has credits for working on the following games: [,3111/ MobyGames - Andrew Paquette ] ]

*OMFII/Battlegrounds, Diversions Entertainment (worked on this product for Epic MegaGames) as lead artist 1994-1996. [ [ One Must Fall: Battlegrounds: Information and Much More from ] ]
*Unreal, Epic Megagames 1996, incidental character design.
*Tyrian, Epic Megagames 1996, Character design. [ [ 403 Forbidden ] ]
*Parasite Eve, SquareUSA 1998, Senior animator. [ [ Game Credits for Parasite Eve ] ]
*Xena, Warrior Princess [] , Universal Studios Digital Arts 1999, Art director
*Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights] , Heavy Iron Studios/THQ 2002, Art director.
*Full Spectrum Warrior, Sony Pictures Imageworks/THQ 2004, Art director/CG Supervisor. [] []

Feature films

Paquette has credits on the following films: []

*Space Jam 1996, Warner Brothers, CG Lighter. [ Andrew Paquette Filmography - Yahoo! Movies ] ]
*Hard Rain, CG Lighter. [ [ Hard Rain (1998) ] ]
*Smilla's Sense of Snow, CG Lighter. [ [ Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997) ] ]
*Spider-Man 2002, Sony Pictures, Texture artist.
*Daredevil 2003, Texture artist. [ [ Andrew Paquette ] ]


Paquette moved to Arizona in 2003 and made many large format plein-air acrylic landscapes. [ American Artist: Painting On-Site on a Large Scale ] ] At the time, he showed at the Taos Gallery in Scottsdale.


Paquette is the author of "Computer Graphics for Artists: an Introduction", published by Springer/Verlag, London and the screenplay "Peripheral Vision", [ [ Black Coat Press: Script Library ] ] published by Black Coat Press in 2004.



"Harsh Realm" lawsuit

* [,,84730,00.html Entertainment Weekly]
* [ New York Times]
* [ The New York Observer]

"Full Spectrum Warrior" controversy

* [ St. Petersburg Times Feb 20, 2005, by Bill Adair]
* [ Taxpayers for common sense]
* [ "Harsh Realm" DVD]
* [ Art review, "Southwest Art" magazine, by Julie Osterman]
* [ Screenplay, "Peripheral Vision" and book jacket credits]
* [ IMDb film credits]
* [,3111/ Game credits]
* [ Gamasutra article]
* [ Biographical info]
* [ Computer Graphics for Artists, publisher]

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