BRIAN JAMES FICHTNER
Brian is a professional illustrator living in Celebration Florida with his wife Amanda and son Jack. He grew up in the great state of Montana where he started drawing at the age of 2. Growing up he loved superheroes and cartoons and drew everything from Superman and the Ninja Turtles to Yogi Bear and Donald Duck as well as creating dozens of characters of his own. He attended The Art Institute of Portland in Oregon where he majored in Media Arts and Animation. After art school he worked as a freelance furniture designer, which was not something he found was very exciting, before moving on to forming his own company Strong and Courageous Design. Based in Corvallis Oregon, Strong and Courageous specialized in Christian based clothing designs focusing on the Angelic. After marrying the love of his life in May 2006, Brian made the move to Florida to work as a character artist for the Walt Disney Company. As well as his work for Disney, Brian has continued to work independantly creating comics, prints, and commissioned art pieces, as well as doing the occasional graphic design job.