Ep. 085: Crystal Stromer Returns! Animation Director for Teen Titans Go! To The Movies – Part II

In part 2 of our last animation podcast episode of 2018 animation director Crystal Stromer returns to discuss the role of a director in both television and feature film animation, working on Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, Unikitty, her personal projects, her dream project, and more!

Also in this episode:
Netflix announces their new slate of animated shows
Our thoughts on The Lion King trailer
A lost Oswald The Lucky Rabbit short is found in Japan
Our reviews of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald  and Ralph Breaks the Internet

Crystal Stromer’s Websites

Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/user657390

Instagram
@crystalstromer

Crystal’s first interview from Episode 049:
https://wp.me/p7gy1F-8X

Southern California Animation Events 

Women in Animation
Group Mentor Program Applications Are Open
Deadline: Fri. Nov. 30th, 2018
http://womeninanimation.org/group-mentoring/

Gnomon School
The Art of Firewall Zero Hour: An Evening of VR with First Contact Entertainment
Thurs. Dec. 6th, 2018
7:30 pm
https://bit.ly/2Avtu15

LiveRead/LA
With Industry Insider – Chris DeFaria – CEO of DreamWorks Animation
Mon. Dec. 10th, 2018
7:30 pm
http://www.livereadla.com/liveread-event

Gallery Nucleus
Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse Panel and Book Signing
Sat. Dec. 15th, 2018
2:00 pm
https://www.gallerynucleus.com/event/698

Lightbox Expo is now accepting exhibitor and artist table applications for 2019:
https://www.lightboxexpo.com/exhibit/

WonderCon is now accepting vendor applications for 2019:

Artist Alley Application
https://www.comic-con.org/wca/2019/artists-alley/exhibitors

Exhibitor Application
https://www.comic-con.org/wca/2019/exhibitors

Comic-Con International: San Diego is now accepting vendor applications for 2019:

Artist Alley Application
https://www.comic-con.org/cci/2019/artists-alley/exhibitors

Exhibitor Application
https://www.comic-con.org/cci/2019/exhibitors

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

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Tumblr
www.jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

Ep. 076: Victoria Orolfo – Artist/Illustrator for Cartoon Network, Riot Games & More!

Art Center alum and all around amazing person Victoria Orolfo is today’s guest on The Animated Journey Podcast! Victoria shares how she manages her time and creates fantastic art for clients ranging from BLT Communications to Riot Games, Cartoon Network and Honda! Hear about the importance of networking, exhibiting at conventions, working well with your classmates and more in today’s episode!

Victoria Orolfo’s Websites

Website
www.victoriaorolfo.wixsite.com

Etsy Shop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/victoriaorolfo?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Tumblr
http://victoriaorolfoart.tumblr.com

Twitter
@Vorolfo

Instagram
@VictoriaOrolfoArt

Southern California Animation Events 

46th Annual Annie Awards Submissions
https://annieawards.org

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/

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

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Tumblr
www.jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

Ep. 072: Andrea Gerstmann – Animator, Background and Character Designer, Storyboard Artist and more!

Episode 072 of The Animated Journey features animator-designer-storyboard artist-shorts creator Andrea Gerstmann! Andrea journeyed from Canada to the U.S. to pursue her career in animation. Since arriving in the states she has worked on numerous shows including Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Pinky Malinky and Apple & Onion. She also created the fantastic Nickelodeon short Dog and Squirrel, and her Loop de Loop shorts are hilarious. Join us as Andrea shares her story!

Andrea Gerstmann’s Websites

Website
www.agerstmann.com

Dog and Squirrel
https://youtu.be/vNzIAisw-v4

Blogger
http://agartblog.blogspot.com

Tumblr
andreagerstmann.tumblr.com

Vimeo
Andrea Gerstmann Demo Reel

Twitter
@andreagerstmann

Instagram
@andreagerstmann

Southern California Animation Events

One-on-One Storyboard Mentorship with Kris Wimberly
Portfolios for consideration due Fri. June 1st, 2018
http://www.theanimationnetwork.org/storyboardmentorship

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/

The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story
Sun. June 3rd, 2018
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
https://www.gallerynucleus.com/event/664

Loop de Loop
Thurs. June 7th, 2018
8 p.m.
www.loopdeloop.org

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

2018 UCLA TFT Film Festival: Animation Extravaganza, pt. 1
Sat. June 9th, 2018
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
https://bit.ly/2L6SrDE

2018 UCLA TFT Film Festival: Animation Extravaganza, pt. 2
Sat. June 9th, 2018
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
https://bit.ly/2sh9YBV

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 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

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

Website
https://jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
http://jefbot.com

Tumblr
http://jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

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Ep. 066: Kris Wimberly – Storyboard Artist and Creator of The Animation Network Podcast

 

Storyboard artist and The Animation Network Podcast creator and host Kris Wimberly joins us for episode 066! Kris dreamed of working in the animation industry and his pursuit of learning the fundamentals of art as well as networking with industry professionals enabled him to work on a plethora of shows including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teen Titans Go!, Family Guy, Puppy Dog Pals and many more. In today’s episode Kris discusses the differences between working in TV versus feature film animation, his mission with The Animation Network, finishing projects, networking, what the future holds for him and more!

Kris Wimberly’s Websites

Website

https://kriswboards.carbonmade.com

Instagram

@kris_dubbayoo

Twitter

@kris_dubbayoo

The Animation Network Podcast

Website

http://www.theanimationnetwork.org

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/TheAnimationNetwork/

Twitter

@TAN_Podcast

Southern California Animation Events

ASIFA-Hollywood presents a Special Preview Screening of Muppet Babies
Tuesday March 20, 2018
6:30 p.m.
ASIFA-Hollywood Members only – sign up today:
http://www.asifa-hollywood.org/special-preview-screening-of-muppet-babies/

Loving Vincent: A CTN Meetup
Meet the Artists Charlene Mosley and Tiffanie Mang
Saturday March 31, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
https://eventregistration.ctnadmin.com/event_details.php?id=214

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

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. 061: Nic Gregory – Background Painter for Disney Publishing, Rough Draft Studios, Cartoon Network and more!

Background painter for Disney Publishing, Cartoon Network and Rough Draft Studios Nic Gregory joins us for episode 061 of The Animated Journey Podcast! In this last episode of 2017, Nic shares how his love for Fantasia and all things animation led him to venture from his native Australia to the United States in order for him to pursue a career in background painting and character design. For anyone who has ever wondered if they can make the leap from one career to another an ocean away, this episode for you!

Nic Gregory’s Websites

Website
www.nicgregory.com

Facebook
nic.gregory.18

Instagram
@NicGregoryArt

Twitter
@Nic_XL

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

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. 058: Stephen Silver – Character Designer, Instructor & Author Part 2

Stephen Silver shares the rest of the story in part 2 of our interview! We discuss why it’s important to never stop learning, discovering your purpose, why failure can be good, life as a caricature artist and more.

Stephen Silver’s Websites

Website
www.silvertoons.com

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/stephen.silver.9

Twitter
@StephenSilver7

YouTube
SilverToons Channel

Southern California Animation Events 

The Mid November Drawing Party II 
Presented by Model Collective and Silver Drawing Academy
Sponsored by Titmouse
November 16th, 2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/125396644834756/

Tukes Arts Expo
Redlands, CA
November 16, 2017
https://www.tukesartsexpo.com

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

The Art of Thor: Ragnarok: An Evening With Marvel Studios
Gnomen School
November 18, 2017
http://bit.ly/2jzn1gV

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

Ep. 057: Stephen Silver – Character Designer, Instructor & Author – Part I

Character designer, instructor and author Stephen Silver began his career almost immediately out of high school, working at various theme parks as a caricature artist before becoming a character designer in the animation industry. His passion for learning, creating and teaching enabled him to work for studios such as Disney, Nickelodeon, Bento Box and Cartoon Network; create the Silver Drawing Academy; create weekly videos on his YouTube channel and write his character design book The Silver Way: Techniques, Tips and Tutorials for Effective Character Design. In part one of our interview Stephen discusses his new book, how to have an artist’s mindset, the importance of not comparing yourself to others, understanding the basics before diving into the details and what motivated him to pursue his craft!

Stephen Silver’s Websites

Website
www.silvertoons.com

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/stephen.silver.9

Twitter
@StephenSilver7

YouTube
SilverToons Channel

Southern California Animation Events 

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

Musicians Institute presents a one hour animation presentation with Coco’s
Byron Bashforth
Musicians Institute
November 14, 2017
http://bit.ly/2zq33ce

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. 020: Daniel Chong – Creator and Executive Producer of ‘We Bare Bears’

Shoot 25434_001, We Bear Bares VO unit and headshots. Daniel Chong, creator

In today’s interview ‘We Bare Bears’ creator and executive producer Daniel Chong discusses what it’s like running a hit animated television show. Daniel is no stranger to hard work and dedication, having storyboarded for ten years in feature animation at studios including Disney, Pixar, Blue Sky and Illumination before pitching his ideas to various studios. His story demonstrates the importance of taking charge of your career and persevering through the ups and downs that come with company layoffs, mergers, films getting shelved, pitches being turned down and ultimately, crafting and creating a hit series for Cartoon Network. It’s a fascinating journey that you won’t want to miss!

Daniel Chong’s Portfolio

Twitter
@threebarebears

Tumblr
http://theicebearjudgesyou.tumblr.com/

‘We Bare Bears’ Official Crew Tumblr
http://wedrawbears.tumblr.com/

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul