Ep. 095: Waymond Singleton – Storyboard Artist for Oddbot and Nickelodeon – Part I

Today we welcome friend and fellow podcaster Waymond Singleton to the show! Way grew up in New York and South Carolina before moving out West and becoming a part of the LA animation scene as a storyboard artist. In part 1 of our interview Way shares how his love for animation and storytelling inspired him to pursue animation as a career by taking art classes in high school, going to SCAD and getting his first animation jobs in New York City. Enjoy the show!

Waymond Singleton’s Websites

Website
www.waysingleton.com

Facebook
Way Singleton Art

Gumroad
Let’s Eat – mini comic

Instagram
@Waymonds

Podcast
Black N Animated Podcast

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

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@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 094: Jeff Schuetze Returns! Storyboard Artist for BoJack Horseman

We’re back from our summer hiatus to bring you another exciting interview, this time from The Animated Journey’s own Jeff Schuetze, who this year worked as a storyboard artist on the amazing BoJack Horseman! Jeff shares his art experience leading up to applying for the job, the testing and interview process, what it was like working on the show, the unionization of the show with the Animation Guild and more!

And to hear Jeff’s backstory, check out his first appearance on the show way back in episode 043:

Ep. 043: Jeff Schuetze – Actor, Animator, Storyboard and Comic Book Artist 

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

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@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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@sketchysoul

Ep. 093: Bonus Episode – News, Reviews and Avengers: Endgame!

We’re back to discuss animation and entertainment news and movie and TV reviews! Big stories in this bonus episode include Disney purchasing Hulu, Sonic the Hedgehog’s less than stellar design reception, the new Aladdin live action re-make, the never-ending plethora of streaming services and more! Plus we discuss what we’ve been watching, including Missing Link, Tuca and Bertie, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, How To Train Your Dragon 3, Shazam! and of course, the behemoth still crushing the box office, Avengers: Endgame!

Enjoy the show and we’ll be back in September after our summer hiatus.

Articles Of Note

Netflix’s ‘BoJack Horseman’ Animators Push for Union Wages

VFX Artists Explain What It Would Actually Take To Redo Sonic the Hedgehog

Older, Broader, Edgier: What To Expect from Hulu Under Disney’s Control

The Complete List of Streaming Services

‘Avengers: Endgame’: How Time Travel Works in the MCU

‘Avengers: Endgame’ was brilliant – but the fat-shaming broke my heart

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Isn’t Fat-Shaming the Traumatized and Grief-Stricken Thor

New ‘Avengers’ Fan Theory

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

Tumblr
@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 092: Your Animated Life Part 7 – Your Health with Lauren Krieger

Everyone wants to be healthy and practice good habits, but the animation industry is rife with stories of people not sleeping, not taking care of mental and emotional health and subsisting on ramen and candy. These are habits many of us pick up in school and carry with us throughout our career. For our final installment of the Your Animated Life miniseries, storyboard revisionist and returning guest Lauren Krieger shares her experiences and we discuss different ways to stay healthy – from seeking support groups and professionals to changing habits to shifting how we view our priorities, culture and success. Enjoy (and get more sleep – your body will thank you!)

Check out Lauren Krieger’s previous interviews on our show here:

Ep. 064: Lauren Krieger – Storyboard Revisionist for Nickelodeon’s Shimmer & Shine 

Ep. 067: Animation Internship Roundtable – Part I

Ep. 068: Animation Internship Roundtable – Part II

Helpful Links 

The Blue Zones

The Cracked Podcast
5 Mainstream Health Habits That Trick You Into Feeling Lousy

The Mayo Clinic

National Institute of Mental Health

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The World Health Organization

Lauren Krieger’s Websites

Website
www.laurenkrieger.com

Instagram
@laurenkriegerart

Twitter
@laurenkrieger

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

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@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 091: Your Animated Life Part 6 – The Visa Process with Nooree Kim and Yvonne Hsuan Ho

If you’re from another country, the one constant in your mind when wanting to work in the animation industry in the United States  is how you will get a visa or green card. In today’s episode of the Your Animated Life miniseries, We Bare Bears artists Nooree Kim (prop designer) and Yvonne Hsuan Ho (storyboard artist) explain how they navigated the system to get their student and work visas and how other international students and professionals can do the same. It’s a fascinating look into the labyrinthian system of paperwork that we hope will help anyone out there interested in living and working in the United States for an animation studio.

Nooree Kim’s Websites

Instagram
@_nooreekim_

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@nooreekim

Vimeo
Pest

Yvonne Hsuan Ho’s Websites

Website
www.hsuanho.com

Instagram
@yvonnehsuanho

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@hsuanho0121

Twitter
@yvonnehsuanho

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

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@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 090: Your Animated Life Part 5 – The Animation Guild with Storyboard Chair Jake Hollander

Today on the show we’re pleased to have Animation Guild member and Storyboard Committee Chair Jake Hollander! A storyboard artist who has worked at Rough Draft and Nickelodeon, Jake shares how he entered the industry and offers advice for students and professionals on how to improve your craft, stay motivated, how the union works and why it’s important to be an active member of the community. Join us for an informative and fun episode and learn how you can support the Guild and how the Guild can work for you!

The Animation Guild Websites

www.animationguild.org

Animation Guild Master Collective Bargaining Agreement

Animation Guild 2017 Wage Survey

Jake Hollander’s Websites

Website
www.jakehollander.com

Instagram
@jakehollanderart

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@jakehollander

Twitter
@JakeHollander55

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

Tumblr
@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 089: Your Animated Life Part 4 – Freelancing with Todd Favela

Freelancing – the mythos surrounding the word is palpable. Make your own hours! Charge your own rates! Work in your PJs! But is it the promised land that many of us think it is? In today’s episode character and prop designer and returning guest Todd Favela shares his insights into the world of freelancing. We discuss taxes, health insurance, getting enough sleep, managing client expectations, how to NOT be a hermit, contracts and more. Join us and prepare yourself for your next freelance gig.

And a note on the audio – it rained in LA (hooray! no more drought!) so those dulcet tones you hear (aka slight static) is the rain falling outside during the recording.  But you can hear everyone’s voices loud and clear. Enjoy!

Check out Todd Favela’s previous interviews on our show here:

Ep. 023: Todd Favela – Character Designer for Puny Entertainment – Part I

Ep. 024: Todd Favela – Character Designer for Puny Entertainment – Part II

Todd Favela’s Websites

Website
www.toddfavela.com

Instagram
@ToddFavelaArt

Twitter
@ToddFavela

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

Tumblr
@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 088: Your Animated Life Part 3 – Marriage, Family and the Animation Production Pipeline with Cassie Soliday and Katya Bowser

Many people in our society will one day get married and have kids. But what is it like getting married and raising a family while working in the animation industry? Is that even possible? The short answer is – yes! And today on the show we’re pleased to feature Cassie Soliday, Script Coordinator at Wild Canary, and Katya Bowser, Storyboard Artist at Wild Canary, to discuss how they’ve navigated the relationship waters with their husbands and families while also pursuing their careers. 

And in part two of our podcast, Cassie and Katya explain the TV animation production pipeline and why it’s important to understand the process and your place in it. And make sure to check out The Ink And Paint Girls Podcast, where they are currently featuring a miniseries all about marriage and family!

Check out Cassie Soliday’s previous interviews on our show here:

Ep. 044: Cassie Soliday – Script Coordinator for Wild Canary Animation, Comic Artist and Podcast Host – Part I

Ep. 045: Cassie Soliday – Script Coordinator for Wild Canary, Comic Artist and Podcast Host – Part II

Ep. 046: Cassie Soliday – Script Coordinator for Wild Canary, Comic Artist and Podcast Host – Part III

Ep. 067: Animation Internship Roundtable – Part I

Ep. 068: Animation Internship Roundtable – Part II

The Ink And Paint Girls Podcast

iTunes

Podbean

Stitcher

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/InkandPaintGirls/

Twitter
@InkNPaintGirls

Cassie Soliday’s Websites

Website
http://www.casassy.com

Instagram
@cassiesoliday

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@cassiesoliday

Twitter
@cassiesoliday

Katya Bowser’s Websites 

Website
www.katyabowser.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/katyabowserart/

Instagram
@katyabowserart

LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com/in/katyabowser/

Twitter
@katyabowserart

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

Tumblr
@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 087: Your Animated Life Part 2 – Networking and Social Media with Bre Williams and Way Singleton

So you want to work in animation in Los Angeles, but you live outside of California. How do you get here? How much should you save? How do you find a place to live? And once you get here, how do you get a foothold in the industry and advertise your work online and in person? Black ‘N Animated Podcast hosts and animation professionals Breana Williams and Waymond Singleton join us for part 2 of our animated life miniseries to share how they got into the industry, networking tips and showcasing your work via social media!

Check out the Black ‘N Animated Podcast

iTunes

Facebook Group

Podbean
blacknanimated.podbean.com

Twitter
@BlackNAnimated

Breana Williams’ Websites

Website
www.breanawilliams.com

Facebook
@breanimator

Instagram
@breadanimator

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@breanimator

Twitter
@breanimator

Waymond Singleton’s Websites

Website
www.waysingleton.com

Facebook
@waymonds

Instagram
@waymonds

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@waymonds

Twitter
@waymonds

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

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@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

Tumblr
@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

Tumblr
@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 086: Your Animated Life Part 1 – Surviving in Los Angeles and Your Education!

Working in the field of animation is often harder than most people would have you believe. That’s why we’re here to demystify the process! In this miniseries, your intrepid podcast hosts Angela and Jeff breakdown what it’s like living in LA. We tackle the cost of living, getting a survival job while you work to break into the industry (we’ve had plenty), getting an education, internships, getting critiques on your work, and so much more. We want you to succeed and learn from our successes and mistakes. In the coming weeks we’ll be bringing in guests to share their experiences as well. If you have any questions about the industry and living in LA, send them our way!

And check out these previous episodes that we mention this week:

Ep. 067 Animation Internship Roundtable: Part I
https://wp.me/p7gy1F-cH

Ep. 068 Animation Internship Roundtable: Part II
https://wp.me/p7gy1F-cZ

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

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www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

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www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Tumblr
www.jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee