Brian Kesinger has loved to draw every since he could remember. During his senior year of high school, Brian was hired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, California as the second youngest animation hire in the history of the company. At just 18 years old, Brian became a layout artist and in his 16+ years at Disney Animation, he has worn many artistic hats from visual development to story artist. In 2011, he was honored with a prestigious Annie award for his story work on the hit Disney TV holiday special "Prep and Landing." Brian's most recent film at Disney is the Academy Award-nominated film "Wreck It Ralph" - and if you listen closely, you'll hear him lend his voice talents to comic bad guy, "Cy-borg." Inspired by his love of gadgets and fantasy, his delightful steampunk characters celebrate Victorian sensibility and timeless beauty with a dash of geekiness thrown in for good measure. Brian has become a fixture in the international art and steampunk communities with the creation of two of his most popular characters, Otto and Victoria. His art has been inspiring cosplay, fashion and even body art since the debut of his first book, walking your octopus, a victorian era guidebook to the domesticated cephalopod that showcases his style, wit and ability to tell engaging stories in original ways.