About Me

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Stanley Alfred Von Medvey Jr

That's my name! I'm a storyboard artist and illustrator living in Los Angeles, working in the animation industry. I'm a space and science geek, and I read a lot. I suppose a good way to learn about someone is from their choice of reading material... so what's on my bookshelf recently?

  • Starmaker - Olaf Stapledon
  • Canticle for Liebowitz - Walter M. Miller
  • Dune - Frank Herbert
  • Aurora - Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Mars Rover Curiosity: An Insider's Account from Curiosity's Chief Engineer - Rob Manning & William L. Simon
  • Roadside Picnic - Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
  • Engine Summer - John Crowley
  • Stories of Your Life and Others - Ted Chiang
  • Oil: Bolinda Beginners Guide - Vaclav Smil
  • Phenomenology of Spirit - Georg Hegel
  • Abundance - Peter Diamandis
  • The Better Angels of Our Nature - Steven Pinker

I'm gregarious, loud, opinionated, but basically a friendly old badger that gets along with everyone. I'm a three stripe white belt in Brazillian Jiu Jitsu, I make a great pasta, and I am prone to singing and dancing at every hour of the day.

This is me in high school (on the left, I dressed that way all the time):