Asbury began his career at Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1983, where he remained for the next 12 years. While at Disney, he worked as a storyboard artist on such films as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story and James and the Giant Peach. He served as an art director on the Roger Rabbit short Roller Coaster Rabbit, and as an assistant art director on Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.
In addition to his film work, Asbury has written and illustrated a number of published children's books, including the Halloween-themed titles Witch Dot, Frankensquare and Candy Corn, which hit stores in Fall 2001. He also wrote and illustrated the children's books Where Is Snowy's Nose?, Rusty's Red Vacation, Bonnie's Blue House and Yolanda's Yellow School, and provided the artwork for the books Turkey Time and Thanksgiving Parade. His latest book, Dummy Days: America's Favorite Ventriloquists From Radio and Early TV, is a vintage photo-filled volume targeted for adults, which features commentary from film critic and entertainment historian Leonard Maltin.
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