"Simon Lee is in a category all by himself. His sense of drama and raw power make him the Frazetta of monster sculpting and the elegance and specificity of his designs give his creations gravity and realism. A true master!"
Guillermo del Toro, Director
Pacific Rim, Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy
In September 2012, Simon did a sculpting workshop at VALVE SOFTWARE (Valve is the maker of highly successful Left 4 Dead and Portal video game franchises).
CDA SIMON LEE SCULPTING WORKSHOP 2012
In August 2012, Simon did a one-day sculpting workshop for the Concept Design Academy (CDA) in Los Angeles.
REAPER BUST FOR BLADE II COMIC-CON 2012 EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY
Simon sculpted the Reaper Bust for the Warner Brothers + Guillermo del Toro + Gentle Giant
Blade II San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Exclusive Limited Edition Blu-Ray. Only 500 copies are made!
Get your limited edition copy signed by Guillermo himself on Friday, July 13th,
between 1pm and 2:30pm at the Gentle Giant booth at Comic-Con!
In May 2012, Simon recorded a demonstration lesson for the Stan Winston School of Character Arts.
This is the first official DVD release on Simon Lee’s sculpting process. If you're interested
in learning how Simon approaches his work, how he designs a dynamic sculpture, and how he transformed
from a web programmer to a concept designer in Hollywood, get this DVD now! (available as a DVD disc
or digital download).
On July 28, 2011, Simon visited Blizzard Entertainment's campus in Irvine California and did a 2-hour Q&A and sculpting
demo session for a group of artists from cinematics.
Blizzard is the maker of such smash hit video games of "World iof Warcraft," "Starcraft," "Diablo" etc.
HIVE GALLERY MASTER BLASTER OF SCULPTURES 2011
Simon's sculptural was on displayed at the Hive Gallery's 2011 Master Blasters of Sculptures 3 show.
SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2011
Simon will attend San Diego International Comic-Con from July 21-24, 2011. Meet him in person in the Artists' Alley, EE-10.
HIVE GALLERY MASTER BLASTER OF SCULPTURES (November 2010)
Simon's sculptural work were exhibited at the Hive Gallery's November 2010 Master Blasters of Sculptures show.
Had a great time at Monsterpalooza! Got to meet up with Brandon and Jarrod Shiflett, Angela Talbot AKA Uber-talent, Kimberly AKA Brandon's awesome
girlfriend, Phil Sera, Scott Whitworth, Casey Love, Norman Meyers, Paul Komoda, Jordu Schell, Steve Wang, Jose Fernandez,
Don Lanning, Bruce Fuller, Mike Hill, Guillermo Del Toro .... the list just goes on and on. The amount of talents there
was just staggering. If you enjoyed monster art and missed it this year, be there in 2011! it'll be worth it!
KAPPA FIGURE CONTEST JAPAN SPECIAL JUDGES' AWARD WINNER!
July 26, 2009: Hosted by Kaiyodo, the KAPPA FIGURE CONTEST 2009 was held on July 26, 2009 at Wonderfest Tokyo.
Simon entered the contest along with Yoshi Masataka and won a Special Judges' Award and 2nd place out of
over 360 entries! (there were two entries tied for first place). And the winning pieces will be on display permanently at
the Kaiyodo Figure Museum in Japan. Although the Spiderzero Kappa resin kit was originally sculpted solely for this contest,
on this winning, all credits go to Yoshi-san for his awesome diorama!