Way back in 2012 he applied to the Disney Talent Development program with an adaptation of Don Quijote
Their assignment was to redesign a popular story, he did Peter Pan. He talks about his process and how his mentor came back with "basically the story we already know, shake it up more, don't marry your first idea." So he did research on pirates.
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."-Wernher Von Braun.
He continues finding a setting and time period and historical figure that is fresh and meets his mentor's approval. He's pushed to play with charicature and proportion.
He has the pieces up in his portfolio
Here's his assignments for Schoolism's Steven Silver course.
Anyway, inspiring stuff.