A native of Los Angeles, Chris Dellorco grew up in the Hollywood Hills, amidst movie stars, famous musicians, artists and filmmakers in the 1970’s.
“Laurel Canyon in the 70’s, has been likened to Paris in the ‘20s. Everywhere you looked; you would see and interact with the cultural icons of that very dynamic time.”
However, Chris did not start out with the intention of pursuing art. He began with a degree in Developmental Economics from U.C. Berkeley, but could not forget a childhood living among some of the most significant creative icons of their time. Switching his focus to art, he went on to establish himself as one of the county’s foremost illustrators.
Although completely self-taught, his art career has spanned all aspects of illustration while specializing in the film industry, children’s products and children’s books. A true renaissance man, along with the degree in Economics and a successful art career, he has also successfully written and directed an award winning short film starring Justine Bateman, receiving international recognition.
For the past 15 years, Chris has been widely considered one of Disney’s top illustrators for print advertising, specializing in Home Video packaging. His covers range from the award winning “The Lion King”, to the recent “Lilo and Stitch” and everything in between. If you own one of Disney’s animated titles on VHS or DVD, there’s a good chance that Chris created the cover.