I drew a lot! And got excited about learning a lot, and had good timing a lot. That’s about it.
Or: WB had a storyboard revisionist position to fill right when I was taking Jay Oliva's class at CDA a few years back, and Jay offered me the job at the end of the term (he said he would have hired me earlier if I hadn’t stopped turning in my homework for a few weeks, GOOD JOB ME). I did storyboard revisions for a year, learned a lot, transitioned to doing storyboards, learned even more, worked hard, made buddies, got a little bit better at drawing superhero butts, got a job offer from a buddy who’d moved to Titmouse, and here I am today!
Hello there! I don't know if you'll remember, since I know aa can be super busy, but I bought a few of your prints at Sakuracon the other day. I wasn't sure where one came from, so you recommended the show (Luther) and wrote it on one of your business cards for me. I just wanted to let you know that I watched the first few episodes, and absolutely adore it and Alice. Thank you so much for the rec!
AWESOME. I DO remember you; thank you so much for stopping by! I’m glad you’re liking Luther!
I actually printed the year-old Alice fanart as kind of a filler because I had so little to bring with me. It ended up being a great choice because quite a few people in addition to yourself asked where she was from, and one girl actually recognized her!
Aw man! I was at Sakuracon, but I didn't know you were there until now. D'oh! Will you possibly be boothing at any future cons?
I knew I should have said something on tumblr earlier! I don’t think I’ll be boothing at any more cons this year, but I’ll be attending TCAF, AX probably, and SDCC. I definitely plan on tabling at Sakuracon next year, hopefully in the Small Press section. I’ve got plans for original stuff I want to get done by then…
Movies I saw in 2012! I saw… a lot, for me. I bolded my favorites; the rest I mostly liked, a few I wish I’d saved money and time on. I hope you guys had a fun year filled with great entertainment! I think I did.
Whoa whoa how is it SDCC time already?! Are you guys ready?! (I’m not!!)
I will be at the BOOM! Studios booth on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning drawing custom sketch covers alongside Shelli, Braden, and Mike Holmes (!!). (I sketched the above cover at ECCC—man was I happy to get to draw Ricardio.) I’ll also be signing with a big ol’ party of Adventure Time and Marceline and the Scream Queens comic book artists on Saturday from 5pm to 6pm. For more Adventure Time and Scream Queens SDCC funtimes, check out the BOOM!Pen SDCC post.
The DC Nation panel is on Sunday at 1pm. I thiiink the focus is going to be primarily on upcoming shows Teen Titans Go! and Beware the Batman, but there will also be sizzle reels for Green Lantern, Young Justice, and the next wave of DC Nation shorts. I think the YJ reel might make fans do backflips. As for the shorts, I am looking forward to catching a glimpse of a certain gemstone-themed magical girl…
If I’m not at the BOOM! booth or attending a panel, I’ll be wandering around spending my money on books, prints, and food I can’t eat. Or sleeping curled up in a nice, quiet corner. Mmm, sleep.
If you are interested in working in animation and have a good idea of what you’d like to do, check out the Motivarti Mentorship Program. The Fall 2012 mentor line-up is really amazing: Brenda Chapman, Marcos Mateu-Mestre, Mike Yamada, Victoria Ying, and more!
How you liking storyboard pro? I’m still considering buying it just for myself since we board in photoshop here
Storyboard Pro’s not a fun program to draw with (the vector adjustment for the lines takes some getting used to), but it’s a good program for boarding. It’s got a pretty intuitive interface—you can easily flip from drawing to drawing, making it easier to do pose outs. The vector lineart also makes it easier to go in and do minor revisions, since you can select/move/resize/delete areas or layers without worrying about noise. Camera moves and action notes are pretty easy too, and if you want, you can go in and add the audio and time things out without much fuss. So yeah, overall I’m liking it!
If you do buy it, Sherm Cohen made some very helpful video tutorials that can be found here. :)
Hi, Anonymous! I was one of the two storyboard revisionists on Young Justice: Invasion, and now I’m working on Beware the Batman as a storyboard artist (!!). I also helped out as a revisionist on one episode of Green Lantern, and did some freelance boards for four upcoming episodes of YJ: Invasion. All in all I’ve been working in animation for a little over a year and I still feel flabbergasted and incredibly lucky that I can continue to do so!
I wonder how you knew I work on shows, Anonymous. Have I talked to you before? Did you extrapolate from other data? Is this some seriously coincidental spam? If you figured it out by looking at my twitter feed, I’m super sorry, it’s really gross right now all the time.