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Verne grew up in the dawn of the television era with its wacky worlds of Beatlemania and Bugs Bunny. While he dabbled in music and drawing, it wasn't until he met the crew from Captain Canuck Comics at a high school "career day" that he found his calling. He quickly became the studio pest, dropping by weekly to show off his latest.

His career got a boost with his first paid job - cel painting on "Blowhard", a National Film Board animated short. This was followed by animation assignments for Hanna Barbera's Saturday morning lineup. At the same time, he continued working in comics, illustrating stories for Phantacea, doing ink and colour on Captain Canuck and cover art for Charleton Comics Group.

During a feature assignment on Nelvana's "Rock and Rule", he worked with a leading special effects team and became intrigued with the opportunities computers held for fantasy creators. Upon completing that project he attended college, graduating on the honour roll a few years later as a computer systems specialist.

Given the state of technology in the 1980's, it would take another decade for it to catch up to Verne's vision. He spent that time teaching computer sciences as well as doing creative, design and advertising in Toronto and Vancouver. He provided the creative behind a number of high-tech success stories including "Simply Accounting", a brand that remains the best selling small business accounting software to this day.

Verne has always been on the leading edge, applying new technology in novel ways. Desktop publishing replaced traditional typesetting and pre-press. He pioneered digital paint for location and character colour styling on animated series work. His state-of-the-art desktop animation system produces a range of content for web and broadcast, including the highly successful Kid's Club spots for Swedish furniture retailer, IKEA.

Verne creates best in Vancouver where he enjoys life with family and music.

    www.VerneAndru.com - Verne's official website.

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