Ep. 047: Jocelyn Liang – Background Painter for Nickelodeon’s Pinky Malinky

Welcome to the first episode of the podcast’s new mini series, Nickelodeon Summer! All summer long The Animated Journey will feature interviews with individuals working at Nickelodeon Animation Studio in beautiful Burbank, CA. The series kicks off with uber-talented Jocelyn Liang, background painter for one of Nickelodeon’s newest upcoming shows, Pinky Malinky, which will debut in 2018. From attending Art Center College of Art and Design to interning for Nick Games and Pixar to competing to create a theme park ride for Disney, Jocelyn offers expert advice on being willing to learn new skills, how she goes about the painting process and finding ways to exhibit your personal artwork. Sit back, take notes, and enjoy!

Jocelyn Liang’s Websites

Website
http://jocelynliang.com/

Instagram
@jozdrawsinprada

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http://jozdrawsinprada.tumblr.com/

Los Angeles Animation Events

ASIFA-Hollywood
http://www.asifa-hollywood.org/

Warrior Goddess Art Show – Wonder Woman 
The Perky Nerd
Thru June 2017
http://www.theperkynerd.com/

Blacklight
Hero Complex Galaxy
Thru June 2017
Check out Jocelyn’s piece in the show, ‘Radioactive,’ now on sale at HCG!
https://hcgart.com/collections/blacklight

Truth Be Told Gallery Show
Animation Guild
Thru June 2017
https://www.instagram.com/truthbetoldgallery/

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

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

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/sketchysoul

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www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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

Actor, animator, storyboard and comic artist Jeff Schuetze knows a thing or two about working hard to perfecting your craft as an artist. His animation experience includes creating animated shorts for companies like College Humor, Rooster Teeth and Glamour, as well as creating the semi-autobiographical comic strip Jefbot. In today’s animation podcast interview Jeff discusses his journey from aspiring paleontologist as a child to focusing on the world of animation in order to become a professional animator and storyboard artist!

Jeff Schuetze’s Websites

Website
https://jefbot.carbonmade.com/

Comic
www.jefbot.com
Use code AJ to save 20% off on all jefbot merchandise!

Tumblr
http://jefbot.tumblr.com/

Facebook
@jeffschuetze

Instagram
@shootzee

Twitter
@jefbot

Los Angeles Art Events

MerMay Art Show 
May 19, 2017
http://www.theperkynerd.com/

Project Neverland Gallery Show
Thru June 11, 2017
http://centerstagegallery.com/event/opening-reception-project-neverland/

Truth Be Told Gallery Show
Thru June 2017
https://www.instagram.com/truthbetoldgallery/

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

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/sketchysoul

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www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

Ep. 042: Casey Robin – Freelance Visual Development Artist

Freelance Visual Development Artist is well known for her whimsical style, beautiful pin-up girls, delightful and sometimes scary creatures, and her love of using traditional media to create her art. In today’s interview she discusses the importance of staying true to yourself and your passion, her time as an intern at Walt Disney Animation Studios, living and working as a freelance artist, and her latest collaborative venture, Project Neverland, an art exhibit exploring the world of Peter Pan opening at Center Stage Gallery in Burbank, CA on May 5th!

Casey Robin’s Websites

Website
http://www.caseyrobin.com/

Etsy Store
https://www.etsy.com/people/CaseyRobinArt

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

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/caseyrobin/

Twitter
https://twitter.com/caseyrobinart

Los Angeles Events

Project Neverland Opening Reception
May 5, 2017
http://centerstagegallery.com/event/opening-reception-project-neverland/

Truth Be Told Gallery Opening Reception
May 5, 2017
https://www.instagram.com/truthbetoldgallery/

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

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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. 039: Louise Smythe – Pixar Story Artist – Part II

Annie-nominated Pixar Story Artist Louise Smythe returns to share her experience reviewing portfolios at CTNX 2016 as well as to talk movies and storytelling. It’s a fun conclusion to our two part episode that you won’t want to miss!

Louise Smythe’s Websites

Website
http://louise-smythe.blogspot.com/

Instagram
@Miss.Louise.S

Animation Events & More!

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

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

Illustration Academy
http://www.theillustrationacademy.com/

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

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www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/sketchysoul

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www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

Ep. 038: Louise Smythe – Pixar Story Artist – Part I

Annie-nominated Story Artist Louise Smythe shares her story today on the podcast! Growing up in Memphis, TN Louise dreamed of becoming an illustrator. While in college she discovered the magic of animation via Disney behind-the-scenes segments on DVD, and then worked to make her dream a reality. Join us as we discuss her college career and interning and working full-time at Pixar Animation Studios!

Louise Smythe’s Websites

Website
http://louise-smythe.blogspot.com/

Instagram
@Miss.Louise.S

Animation Events & More!

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

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

Women in Animation Events
http://womeninanimation.org/calendar/

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

Illustration Academy
http://www.theillustrationacademy.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

Facebook
www.facebook.com/sketchysoul

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www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

Ep. 035: Eivind Andvig – 3D Animator for Red Thread Games

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Growing up in Norway Eivind Andvig and his friends created super 8 films, played video games, watched movies and enjoyed being kids in the 90s. His passion for storytelling led him to studying illustration in England and eventually studying in the United States to learn how to become a 3D animator. Now he works as a professional animator for independent video game studio Red Thread Games. Join us today as we discuss his amazing journey from fan to professional!

And special event this week: The Star Wars Pilots Show at Pop Secret Gallery! Check it out: http://bit.ly/2hvZKtD

Eivind Andvig’s Websites

Twitter
@eivind_andvig

Blogger
http://eivind-the-animator.blogspot.com/

Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/user6132670

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. 034: Scotland Barnes – Storyboard Artist for Disney TV Animation and Former Academy of Art University Instructor – Part II

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In part two of my interview with Scotland Barnes we discuss what it was like working at various retail jobs to make ends meet, having an all or nothing mentality, how he found his freelance jobs, teaching at the university level, working at Disney and more!

Scotland Barnes’ Websites

Blog: http://scotlandbarnes.blogspot.com/

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

Tumblr: http://scotlandbarnes.tumblr.com/

Twitter: @scotlandbarnes

Instagram: @scotlandbarnes

The Show

Website: www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Tumblr: www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

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. 025: Steve Ahn – Director for DreamWorks Animation TV for Voltron: Legendary Defender

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Voltron. Korra. TMNT. Generator Rex. These are just some of the amazing shows that director and storyboard artist Steve Ahn counts as highlights in his illustrious 10 year career. In our interview Steve shares his experiences growing up in various regions in South Korea, emigrating to the U.S., and being accepted into CalArts. Along the way Steve used his artistic skills to express what he felt he could not express in words as he navigated through the field of animation to become a director on Voltron: Legendary Defender. His tale is an inspiring and uplifting story for anyone with a dream and a desire to create amazing worlds and share the joy of storytelling with others.

Steve Ahn’s Websites

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

Twitter
@steveahn82

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http://steveahn.tumblr.com/

Instagram
@artofsteveahn

Action Adventure Cinematic Online Storyboard Workshop
https://gumroad.com/steveahn82

Replay Vol. 2 Sketchbook
https://gumroad.com/l/replayvol2

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

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www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

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www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul

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