Ep. 075: Alex Salsberg – Animator & Creator of PokeGravy Studios – Part II

In episode 075, part 2 of our interview with animator Alex Salsberg, Alex shares how he and several of his animation compatriots started Animatic Boston,  the dos and don’ts of networking, taking care of your mental health, and what he would tell his younger self. And he shares one of his latest projects, his very own podcast Not Uncut! We also share what’s going on in the world of animation!

Alex Salsberg’s Websites

PokeGravy Studios
www.pokegravy.com

Instagram
@lexsalsberg

Twitter
@lexsalsberg

Not Uncut Podcast
www.notuncutpod.com

Southern California Animation Events

Animation Workers Antitrust Litigation
http://www.animationlawsuit.com

Center Stage Gallery
Life Drawing from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday
$15 at the door / $12 online
http://centerstagegallery.com/events/

Quick Sketch with Ron Husband
Center Stage Gallery
Saturdays July 28th – August 11th, 2018
9:00 am
http://centerstagegallery.com/event/quick-sketch-with-ron-husband-4/

The Dam Keeper Vol. 2 Presentation & Book Signing
Gallery Nucleus
Wed. July 18th, 2018
7:00 pm
https://www.gallerynucleus.com/event/676

Comic-Con International: San Diego
Thurs. July 19th – Sun. July 22nd, 2018 (Preview night July 18th)
Jeff will be there! Booth #1232 in the web comic section.
https://www.comic-con.org/cci/attending-show

Loop de Loop
The Theme: Dog
Deadline Sun. July 29th, 2018
11:30 p.m. in your timezone
www.loopdeloop.org

A Solo Exhibition for Nathan Fowkes
Gallery Nucleus
Sat. August 4th, 2018 
6:00 pm
https://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/675/exhibition

Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Book Signing
Gallery Nucleus
Sat. August 11th, 2018
2:00pm
https://www.gallerynucleus.com/event/663

DesignerCon
Fri. Nov. 16th, 2018 – Sun. Nov. 18th, 2018
https://www.designercon.com

CTNX
Fri. Nov. 16th – Sun. 18th, 2018
http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

“Lucky” Loop de Loop
https://vimeo.com/273833248

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Tumblr
www.jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

 

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Ep. 074: Alex Salsberg – Animator & Creator of PokeGravy Studios – Part I

As a kid Alex Salsberg created comics and dreamed of working in the animation industry. After attending Rochester Institute of Technology, teaching animation and freelancing for several years Alex created his own animation business, PokeGravy Studios, where he creates animated content for clients including MTV, Nickelodeon, Skype, KOA, Akamai and more. Hear the ins and outs of learning the craft, creating a business, contracts, finding clients, firing clients and keeping a healthy work/life balance in part one of our interview!

Alex Salsberg’s Websites

PokeGravy Studios
www.pokegravy.com

Instagram
@lexsalsberg

Twitter
@lexsalsberg

Not Uncut Podcast
www.notuncutpod.com

Southern California Animation Events

Center Stage Gallery
Life Drawing from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday
$15 at the door / $12 online
http://centerstagegallery.com/events/

Project Anime: Los Angeles
Tues. July 3rd – Wed. July 4th, 2018
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
https://bit.ly/2kAi9oK

Anime Expo 2018
Thurs. July 5th – Sun. July 8th, 2018 (Preview night July 4th)
http://www.anime-expo.org

The Dam Keeper Vol. 2 Presentation & Book Signing
Gallery Nucleus
Wed. July 18th, 2018
7:00 pm
https://www.gallerynucleus.com/event/676

Comic-Con International: San Diego
Thurs. July 19th – Sun. July 22nd, 2018 (Preview night July 18th)
Jeff will be there! Booth #1232 in the web comic section.
https://www.comic-con.org/cci/attending-show

Loop de Loop
The Theme: Dog
Deadline Sun. July 29th, 2018
11:30 p.m. in your timezone
www.loopdeloop.org

DesignerCon
Fri. Nov. 16th, 2018 – Sun. Nov. 18th, 2018
https://www.designercon.com

CTNX
Fri. Nov. 16th – Sun. 18th, 2018
http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

“Lucky” Loop de Loop
https://vimeo.com/273833248

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Tumblr
www.jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

 

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Ep. 073: Lila Martinez – Storyboard Artist for The Simpsons, American Dad!, and More!

 

Episode 073 features American Dad! storyboard artist Lila Martinez! Lila grew up in Mexico City, studied graphic design, attended Vancouver Film School to study animation, and created her own animation boutique studio BEFORE moving to the states to pursue storyboarding and working for some of the longest running animated shows in history. Find out how she did it and her advice for up-and-coming artists in today’s episode!

Lila Martinez’s Websites

Website
http://www.lilastory.com/site/

IMDB
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3325902/

Twitter
@Lila_Martinez

Tumblr
http://toinglicity.tumblr.com

Southern California Animation Events

Center Stage Gallery
Life Drawing from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday
$15 at the door / $12 online
http://centerstagegallery.com/events/

CTN MEETUP presents Impressions: Gouache & Oil works by Tiffanie Mang
Opening Reception – Thurs. June 14th, 2018
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
https://bit.ly/2sgIgp2

The Art of God of War 2018
Opening Reception – Sat. June 16th, 2018
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
https://bit.ly/2JBlIu5

The Art of Incredibles II
Sat. June 23rd, 2018
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
https://www.gallerynucleus.com/event/670

Project Anime: Los Angeles
Tues. July 3rd – Wed. July 4th, 2018
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
https://bit.ly/2kAi9oK

Anime Expo 2018
Thurs. July 5th – Sun. July 8th, 2018 (Preview night July 4th)
http://www.anime-expo.org

Comic-Con International: San Diego
Thurs. July 19th – Sun. July 22nd, 2018 (Preview night July 18th)
https://www.comic-con.org/cci/attending-show

Loop de Loop
The Theme: Dog
Deadline Sun. July 29th, 2018
11:30 p.m. in your timezone
www.loopdeloop.org

DesignerCon
Fri. Nov. 16th, 2018 – Sun. Nov. 18th, 2018
https://www.designercon.com

CTNX
Fri. Nov. 16th – Sun. 18th, 2018
http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

Twitter
@SketchySoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

“Lucky” Loop de Loop
https://vimeo.com/273833248

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Tumblr
www.jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

Ep. 069: Convention Roundtable – Part 1

CTNX, Comic-Con, Emerald City, MoCCA…You’ve always dreamed of exhibiting at conventions, but where do you start? How do you decide which prints, art books, buttons or pins to sell? Which conventions do you tackle first? How do you differentiate yourself from the hundreds of professionals, amateurs and everyone in-between at the con? In episode 069 join animation professionals Alina Chau, Casey Robin and Jeff Schuetze for part one of our Convention Roundtable as they explore the dos and don’ts of the convention circuit!

Alina Chau’s Websites

Website
www.alinachau.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/ainachauart

Instagram
@AlinaChau

Tumblr
www.alinachau.tumblr.com

Twitter
@Alina_Minty

Casey Robin’s Websites

Website
www.caseyrobin.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/caseyrobinart

Etsy
www.etsy.com/shop/CaseyRobinArt

Instagram
@CaseyRobin

Tumblr
www.caseyrobin.tumblr.com

Twitter
@CaseyRobinArt

Southern California Animation Events

ASIFA – Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum Scholarships
Deadline Mon. May 7th, 2018
http://animationeducatorsforum.org/asifa-hollywoods-animation-educators-forum-scholarships/

The Road to Marvel’s Avengers Infinity War
Arc light Cinemas Hollywood
Fri. April 27th, 2018
https://bit.ly/2vG0J2n

Line Weight VI
Gallery Nucleus
Sat. April 28th, 2018
www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/650/exhibition

Ground Zero Animation Expo
Sat. June 9th, 2018 – Sun. June 10th, 2018
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
www.gzaexpo.com

DesignerCon
Fri. Nov. 16th, 2018 – Sun. Nov. 18th, 2018
https://www.designercon.com

CTNX
Fri. Nov. 16th – Sun. 18th, 2018
http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
https://jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
http://jefbot.com

Tumblr
http://jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

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Ep. 063: Andi Nakasone – Disney Feature Layout Assistant – Part II

In the final installment of our interview with Disney Feature Layout Assistant Andi Nakasone, Andi dives into the world of Disney Feature animation and working in layout. He discusses the importance of networking, treating everyone with respect whether you’re in the industry or not, and knowing your worth as a new or seasoned professional. It’s a fantastic wrap-up that you won’t want to miss!

Andi Nakasone’s Websites

Instagram
@andinakasone

Email
andi.nakasone@gmail.com

Southern California Animation Events

The 45th Annual Annie Awards
UCLA’s Royce Hall
Sat. Feb. 3, 2018 @ 7 p.m.
www.annieawards.org

Gallery Nucleus
Art of Blank Panther Panel & Book Signing
Sat. Feb.  24, 2018 @ 1 p.m.
http://www.gallerynucleus.com/event/646

An Art Tribute to Disney Television Animation
Sat. Feb. 24, 2018 @ 7 p.m.
http://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/642/exhibition

CTN Road Trip
Sat. April 14, 2018 – Sun. April 15, 2018
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
http://ctnroadtripburbank.com/

Fan*Alley Expo
Sat. June 9th, 2018 – Sun. June 10th, 2018
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
www.gzaexpo.com

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Check out my comic for The Story Collider Podcast!
http://bit.ly/2ir8HTc

Check out my guest spot on Animation Station with Robbie and Tracy!
http://apple.co/1Th9CRV

Check out my two part interview on The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast!
http://bit.ly/2sJqw41

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

The Editor – Jeff Schuetze

Check out Jeff’s interview on this podcast!
http://bit.ly/2BmrPK1

Website
https://jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
http://jefbot.com

Tumblr
http://jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

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Ep. 060: Joseph Coleman – Animator for StudioMDHR’s Cuphead

Episode 060 features the talented Joseph Coleman! Joseph spent his formative years skateboarding, drawing, playing video games and winning art contests in Macon, Mississippi. After attending undergrad at Memphis College of Art and grad school at Academy of Art University he worked on various freelance projects before landing a job on StudioMDHR’s Cuphead. In today’s interview Joseph discusses the importance of learning various skills, how to work as both an artist and a business person, drawing from your personal experience when creating your art and pursuing your passion in the face of life’s obstacles.

Joseph Coleman’s Websites

Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/user6504317

Twitter
@JosephColeman89

Southern California Events 

Convention season is over but it’s never too late to stay up to date! Check out these Southern California conventions for your opportunity to register and exhibit your art in 2018.

Comic-Con International: San Diego
https://www.comic-con.org

Creative Talent Network Expo
www.ctnanimationexpo.com

DesignerCon
www.designercon.com

Fan*Alley Expo
www.gzaexpo.com

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Check out my comic for The Story Collider Podcast!
http://bit.ly/2ir8HTc

Check out my guest spot on Animation Station with Robbie and Tracy!
http://apple.co/1Th9CRV

Check out my two part interview on The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast!
http://bit.ly/2sJqw41

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

The Editor – Jeff Schuetze

Website
https://jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
http://jefbot.com

Tumblr
http://jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

Ep. 059: Anthony Gardea – Co-Founder of Nominous Animation

In today’s episode independent animator Anthony Gardea shares how his love for storytelling and animation inspired him and his wife Becky Gill to create the independent production company Nominous Animation. Together with a team of animators, designers and voice artists they are now embarking on creating the animated film World Destroyer. In this interview Anthony discusses art school, freelance jobs, leaving LA, the highs and lows of your work going viral and being willing to adapt as you create your own stories. For anyone who has ever wanted to branch outside of the studio system and create their own films, this episode is for you!

Anthony Gardea’s Websites

Website
https://www.nominousanimation.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/NominousAnimation

Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/nominousanimation

Tumblr
www.nominousanimation.tumblr.com

Instagram
@NominousAnimation

Southern California Events 

Convention season is over but it’s never too late to stay up to date! Check out these Southern California conventions for your opportunity to register and exhibit your art in 2018.

Creative Talent Network Expo
www.ctnanimationexpo.com

DesignerCon
www.designercon.com

Fan*Alley Expo
www.gzaexpo.com

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Check out my guest spot on Animation Station with Robbie and Tracy!
http://apple.co/1Th9CRV

Check out my two part interview on The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast!
http://bit.ly/2sJqw41

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

The Editor – Jeff Schuetze

Website
https://jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
http://jefbot.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

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Ep. 056: Nicole Ridgwell – 3D Animator for Pixar, The Third Floor, Nickelodeon and more!

In today’s podcast 3D animator Nicole Ridgwell shares her experiences working as an animation intern at both Walt Disney Feature Animation and Pixar, and how those internships paved the way for her animation career at studios like Nickelodeon and The Third Floor. She also shares the importance of continuing your education after graduating from art school, finding mentors, and what it’s like pitching a show!

Nicole Ridgwell’s Websites

Website
https://nicoleridgwell.blogspot.com

Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/nicoleridgwell

Twitter
@NicoleRidgwell

Southern California Animation Events

DesignerCon 2017
Pasadena Convention Center
November 11 – 12, 2017
https://www.designercon.com

Inside the Animator’s Studio: An evening with Lauren Faust
Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove
November 18, 2017
http://bit.ly/2rLqpDJ

Creative Talent Network Expo (CTNX)
Burbank Marriott Hotel
November 17th – 19th, 2017
http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host

Check out my guest spot on Animation Station with Robbie and Tracy!
http://apple.co/1Th9CRV

Check out my two part interview on The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast!
http://bit.ly/2sJqw41

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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Ep. 055: Mia Resella – Writer in the Nickelodeon Writing Program

Multi-faceted writer and artist Mia Resella shares her story on today’s podcast! From performing in plays in high school to attending UC Santa Barbara and UCLA to working for organizations such as Moonbot, DreamWorks and the Roald Dahl Estate to becoming a writer in the Nickelodeon Writing Program, Mia shares her love of creativity and how she achieved her dreams.

Mia Resella’s Websites

Website
MiaResellaIsAGrownUp

YouTube Channel
2 Broke Geeks

Vimeo Channel
Mia Resella

Tumblr
https://miaresella.tumblr.com

Instagram
@MiaResella

Twitter
@MiaResella

Animation Is Film Festival
TCL Chinese Theatre 6 Multiplex – Hollywood
Oct. 20 – 22, 2017
https://animationisfilm.com

DesignerCon 2017
Pasadena Convention Center
November 11 – 12, 2017
https://www.designercon.com

Inside the Animator’s Studio: An evening with Lauren Faust
Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove
November 18, 2017
http://bit.ly/2rLqpDJ

Creative Talent Network Expo (CTNX)
Burbank Marriott Hotel
November 17th – 19th, 2017
http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host

Check out my guest spot on Animation Station with Robbie and Tracy!
http://apple.co/1Th9CRV

Check out my two part interview on The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast!
http://bit.ly/2sJqw41

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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Ep. 053: Sarah Johnson – Storyboard Supervisor for Nickelodeon’s Bunsen Is A Beast

Michigan’s own Sarah Johnson is today’s guest on The Animated Journey Podcast! Sarah shares her experiences growing up in a small town, her love for all things animation (especially Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and how she survived her post-college years freelancing and working hard at pursuing her dream in order to become a storyboard artist, and then the Storyboard Supervisor, for The Fairly OddParents and now one of Nickelodeon’s newest shows, Bunsen Is A Beast. Tune in and hear how to survive and thrive in the animation industry as the Nickelodeon Summer miniseries continues!

And…Mabel’s crushes from Gravity Falls were named Xyler and Craz. And that bizarro version of Dipper was Dippy Fresh. Thanks internet!

Sarah Johnson’s Websites

Website
http://sarah-johnson.com

Instagram
@SarahJSketches

Tumblr
http://sarahj-art.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SarahJSketches

Southern California Animation Events

Women in Animation
Westside Mixer
The Wellesbourne
August 10, 2017
7:30 pm
http://womeninanimation.org

ASIFA-Hollywood
Disney XD and Marvel present a special screening of MARVEL SPIDER-MAN
ABC Studios
August 15, 2017
Doors open at 6:30pm
For ASIFA-Hollywood members RSVP:
http://www.asifa-hollywood.org/

The World Animation Celebration
Presented by Animation Libation Studios and Animation Magazine
Hosted by Sony Pictures Animation
September 30 and October 1, 2017
http://www.animationmagazine.net/wac/

DesignerCon 2017
Pasadena Convention Center
November 11 – 12, 2017
https://www.designercon.com

Inside the Animator’s Studio: An evening with Lauren Faust
Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove
November 18, 2017
http://bit.ly/2rLqpDJ

Creative Talent Network Expo (CTNX)
Burbank Marriott Hotel
November 17th – 19th, 2017
http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host

Check out my guest spot on Animation Station with Robbie and Tracy!
http://apple.co/1Th9CRV

Check out my two part interview on The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast!
http://bit.ly/2sJqw41

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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