Ep. 071: Convention Roundtable – Part II

Episode 071 of the Animated Journey Podcast is here with part 2 of our Convention Roundtable! In this episode artists and convention exhibitors Casey Robin, Jeff Schuetze and Alina Chau share tips and tricks for getting all of your convention supplies, organizing for the convention, showcasing your work, providing a positive customer experience, creating clear boundaries between you and booth barnacles, how to prevent con crud and more!

And check out these suppliers we’ve used for your convention gear:

Banners
www.esigns.com

Booklets, Prints and More
www.colorimages.com

Business Cards
www.moo.com

Plastic Bags and Backing Board
www.clearbags.com

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

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/

Loop de Loop
Current theme: Lucky
Deadline May 27th, 2018 at 11:30 p.m. in your timezone
http://www.loopdeloop.org

Palm Springs International Animation Festival
Currently accepting entries – deadline Sat. June 16th, 2018
http://www.psiaf.org/submit-your-film-.html

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

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. 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. 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. 037: Morghan Gill – 2D Artist at Kabam and More!

In today’s episode artist and animator Morghan Gill shares how her love of animation inspired her to attend Laguna College of Art Design and pursue her dreams of becoming a professional artist. She discusses what it’s like working for various studios, teaching at her alma mater, tabling at conventions and her successfully funded Kickstarter campaign for her latest sketchbook, Project Pink. It’s a fantastic episode you won’t want to miss, and make sure to sign up for her painting workshop at the Ground Zero Animation Expo in February!

Morghan Gill’s Websites

Website
www.mogiarts.com

Instagram
@TeaTigerCafe

Twitter
@TeaTigerCafe

Tumblr
TeaTigerCafe.tumblr.com

YouTube Channel
Skydiamond7

Etsy Store
TeaTigerCafe

Los Angeles Area Events And More!

The 44th Annie Awards
http://annieawards.org

Fan*Alley 2017 Ground Zero Animation Expo
http://shopfanalley.com/2017-ground-zero-animation-expo

The Animation Network Mixer
http://www.theanimationnetwork.org/mixer

WonderCon
http://www.comic-con.org/wca

Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship
https://www.nickanimationstudio.com/writing-program

Nickelodeon Artist Program
https://www.nickanimationstudio.com/artist-program

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

Facebook
www.facebook.com/sketchysoul

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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

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In part two of this week’s episode Todd discusses what he would tell his younger self, the art of pitching your own series to various networks, the importance of taking time off from work, how to get hired for freelance jobs (and not work for free) and even how to build your own spa! And we talk about working at Puny Entertainment on their new show premiering next year on Amazon, Danger & Eggs. It’s a fun conclusion to our two part interview that you won’t want to miss!

Todd’s Websites

Portfolio
http://www.toddfavela.com/

Twitter
@toddfavela

Tumblr
http://tawd.tumblr.com/

Let’s Draw With
@Letsdrawwith

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

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

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This week Todd and I enjoyed an excellent and fun conversation about his journey from student to professional at studios like Titmouse and now at Puny Entertainment where he works as a character designer on the new Amazon series Danger & Eggs. 

This is an exciting time for Todd — at the time of the recording he worked as a Clean-up Design Artist for Puny, and right before the release of the episode he was promoted to Character Designer, so way to go Todd!

In Part 1 of our interview Todd discusses growing up as a Disney kid in the O.C., attending Cal State Fullerton, and landing an internship which led to his first full-time gig. It’s packed with heart and laughs  and Disney tangents so prepared to be inspired!

Todd’s Websites

Portfolio
http://www.toddfavela.com/

Twitter
@toddfavela

Tumblr
http://tawd.tumblr.com/

Let’s Draw With
@Letsdrawwith

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

Ep. 004: Christine Knopp – Illustrator and Instructor for Storm8, Disney Interactive and more!

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Christine Knopp’s career spans from working in game design to book illustration to teaching at Academy of Art University. In this interview she shares how she worked full-time while also attending school, starting her school’s visual development club, and her first few years in the industry. She also loves cats!

 

 

 

Christine Knopp’s Websites

Website
http://christineknopp.daportfolio.com/

Tumblr
http://kikidoodle.tumblr.com/

Twitter
https://twitter.com/kikidoodletweet

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Twitter
@animjourney

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

The Host

Portfolio
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul