Marvel, DC Comics, and Pixar’s heavy-hitters mentoring at CGMA this Winter

It is open registration for the Winter 2019 term for CGMA, and the line-up just got a little better. As part of the online academy’s mission to provide the most affordable and relevant arts education, the roster has expanded with the addition of some new instructors. These heavy-hitters in the industry will be leading these one-on-one lessons over the next 6 – 10 weeks. Check out these amazing instructors as well as the 8 new courses available for enrolment. 


Between now and December 31st, CGMA will only be accepting $50 seat reservations. The remaining balance of your course will be due January 4, 2019. The $50 down-payment is non-refundable and this payment plan is not optional. More information here. 

Should anyone have any questions or concerns about registration (including how to get a portfolio review for course placement purposes), get connected with Admissions by phone at 1-800-959-0316 or email



Reilly Brown

Freelance Comic Artist

Instructor for “Creating Comics & Graphic Novels”, 2019 Winter Registration

New Jersey native Reilly Brown is a fan-favorite comic book artist and writer for Marvel and DC Comics, known for bringing a sense of character and personality to the projects that he works on, balancing a combination of light-hearted humor, with fast paced superhero action. These talents have been on full display in the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, INCREDIBLE HERCULES, LOBO, and many other comics, perhaps most notably DEADPOOL, Marvel's infamous, rapid-healing, merc-with-a-mouth! 


Phil Boutte

Costume Concept Artist

Instructor for “Costume Design”, 2019 Winter Registration

Phillip has been working as a Costume Concept Artist/ Production Designer for film, music video and television for the past 11-years. Within the last few years, he has illustrated for a multitude of blockbuster hits including Marvel’s Black Panther, A Wrinkle in Time, Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers Infinity War, Thor, Man of Steel, Inception, Star Trek 2 & 3, The Justice League, Marvel’s Agents of Shield, The Greatest Showman, and most recently, the upcoming Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson. He has also Production Designed several music videos for artist such as Ariana Grande, The Black Keys, Panic at the Disco, Tiesto feat. Busta Rhymes, Travie McCoy, Fefe Dobson, Hot Chelle Rae, Saint Motel and the UK band The Blackout. Phillip currently lives in Valencia, CA with his lovely wife Jessica, daughter Alina (jellybean!), a cat named Frida Khalo and a miniature Aussie named Cherry.


Pablo Carpio

Freelance Concept Artist

Instructor for “The Art of Composition”, 2019 Winter Registration

Pablo Carpio was born in the south of Spain and raised in Madrid, where he has lived and studied since he was young. After 5 years of studies, he graduated in Fine Arts by the Complutense University of Madrid, where he gained a strong background in traditional painting, drawing and art history. Since then, he has worked as a freelance concept artist for companies such as Pixar, Marvel Studios, MPC, Riot Games, Ubisoft, Insomniac Games, Axis Studios, and some others. He also published works and tutorials in several magazines like 2DArtist and ImagineFX during the past years.


Rhys Griffiths

Concept Artist and Illustrator

Instructor for “Digital Painting”, 2019 Winter Registration

Rhys Griffiths is a concept artist and illustrator working in the entertainment industry. He has brought his passion for light, colour and composition to many TV commercials, film storyboards, video games and Kickstarter projects. Previously working as a concept artist at Streamline Studios, he is now freelancing in Melbourne on upcoming AAA titles, while working on his own point-and-click adventure game.