Eddie Pittman grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, where he taught himself how to draw in the back row of math class. As a kid, he won a 10-speed bicycle from the Kellog’s “Stick-Up for Breakfast” Contest which has given him years of validation in his chosen field as he has since been known as an “award-winning” cartoonist.
For 25 years he has been a professional cartoonist, working in animation, comics, and illustration.
Eddie began his animation career with Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida working on Mulan, Tarzan, Fantasia 2000, The Emperor’s New Groove and Lilo & Stitch. He made his directing debut with Legends of the Night Sky: Orion, the world’s first full dome (360°x 180°) traditionally animated movie, giving planetarium audiences the sensation of being immersed in a cartoon environment.
Most recently, Eddie was a writer and storyartist for Disney’s hit series, Phineas and Ferb and made the jump into voice acting for Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars. He now has the distinction of being the only cartoonist to play the voice of Darth Vader.
Eddie is also the creator of award-winning all-ages webcomic, Red’s Planet, now a middle-grade graphic novel series published by Abrams ComicArts. He resides in Central Florida with his beautiful wife, his two brilliant daughters and their annoying cat.