About the show
The Animated Journey is a bimonthly animation podcast featuring animation professionals currently working in television, film and games. Veterans as well as newly minted professionals in the field share their tales of becoming a part of the animation industry and how they continue to enjoy the journey!
The first movie Angela Entzminger remembered watching was An American Tail at the age of 5. She was so impressed by the ingenuity of Fievel and his friends that she went on to watch practically every animated program she could find. In high school she decided to become a journalist, and attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduated with a communications degree. She worked in publishing at companies like Vault, the Denver Art Museum and Intuit, then decided that animation was much more fun. After working way more jobs than what is listed on LinkedIn she moved to San Francisco, graduated from Academy of Art University with a degree in animation and storyboarding, worked as a development production intern at Pixar Animation Studios, then moved to LA to continue to pursue her dream of becoming a professional storyboard artist. Now she works as a production assistant on Nickelodeon’s The Loud House, creates comics for The Loud House graphic novels published by Papercutz, is working on an upcoming graphic novel and writes fun blurbs about herself in the third person. You can view her work at www.sketchysoul.com and www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com and follow her on Twitter at @SketchySoul and on Instagram @SketchySoul.
A seminal moment in Jeff Schuetze’s art career was drawing Snoopy and Woodstock on posters promoting Parent Teacher Night in first grade. From there, he was smitten, and by high school, he was plotting out his own cartoons and designing theater sets and programs for school plays (he also played the title role in Pippin, but that’s for a different bio.) A few years later, while working on a BA in English and AA in Art at California State University Northridge, he had his own comic strip (MONSTER YOU) running in the college newspaper and was sketching up angsty graphic novels and animated shorts. After graduating college and making an extended detour as an actor (Unsolved Mysteries, Grey Skies), he now works as a freelance animator, and has created cartoons, shorts, and storyboards for a variety of companies, including Rooster Teeth, Glamour Magazine, College Humor, and The WB. In his spare time, Jeff writes and draws his long-running, semi-autobiographical webcomic, JEFbot, fleshes out cartoon pitches, plays video games, and reads books and manga. Check out his webcomic at jefbot.com, portfolio at jefbot.carbonmade.com, and random sketches and food pics on Twitter @jefbot, Instagram @shootzee, Tumblr at jefbot.tumblr.com, and on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffschuetze.