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. 050: Ariel Goldberg – Recruiter for Nickelodeon Animation Studio

From actor to animator to recruiter, Ariel Goldberg’s story is a true testament to how hard work, dedication and being willing to step out and meet new and interesting people not only helps one in their career but also in life. In today’s interview Ariel discusses how his passion for theater and visual arts led him to work with such industry legends as Andreas Deja and how taking a chance working in human resources led him to recruiting for Nickelodeon Animation Studio. He also discusses how you can make a good impression when applying for jobs in the field of animation and why it’s important to pay attention to both small and large studios. Take notes and enjoy the 50th episode of The Animated Journey Podcast as the Nickelodeon Summer miniseries continues!

Ariel Goldberg’s Websites

LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/arielgoldbergartist

Website
https://ariel-goldberg.com

Southern California Animation Events

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

Women in Animation Westside Mixer
The Wellesbourne
July 13th, 2017
http://womeninanimation.org/2017/07/01/jul-13-wia-westside-mixers-are-back/

Master Drawing Workshop With Henry Yan
Center Stage Gallery
July 14th – 16th, 2017
https://eventregistration.ctnadmin.com/event_details.php?id=178

British Invasion: Volume One
The Perky Nerd
https://www.facebook.com/events/365514407184646/
July 14, 2017

Comic – Con International: San Diego
San Diego Convention Center
https://www.comic-con.org/
July 20th – 23rd

Siggraph 2017 Los Angeles
Los Angeles Convention Center
July 30th – August 3rd
http://s2017.siggraph.org/content/los-angeles

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

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 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. 046: Cassie Soliday – Script Coordinator for Wild Canary, Comic Artist and Podcast Host – Part III

In the conclusion with my interview with Cassie Soliday we go out with a bang by discussing her work on her creative writing podcast Jammiest Bits of Jam, writing and editing The Animation Network Podcast Newsletter and the importance of pursuing your artistic journey and making time for yourself and your loved ones!

Cassie Soliday’s Websites

Website
http://www.casassy.com/

Ink & Paint Girls Podcast
http://inkandpaintgirls.podbean.com/

Jammiest Bits of Jam Podcast
http://jammiestbitsofjam.podbean.com/

The Animation Network Podcast Newsletter
http://www.theanimationnetwork.org/newsletter/

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

Tumblr
http://cassiesoliday.tumblr.com/

Twitter
@cassiesoliday

Instagram
@cassiesoli

Los Angeles Area 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 Gallery
Thru June 2017
https://hcgart.com/collections/blacklight

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

The Podcast

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. 045: Cassie Soliday – Script Coordinator for Wild Canary, Comic Artist and Podcast Host – Part II

 

In part 2 of today’s interview Cassie Soliday discusses the ins and outs of working as a Script Coordinator for the hit Disney Junior show Puppy Dog Pals, how one gets a job as a writer in the animation industry, writing and illustrating diary comics and how The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast shines a spotlight on women working in the industry!

Cassie Soliday’s Websites

Website
http://www.casassy.com/

Ink & Paint Girls Podcast
http://inkandpaintgirls.podbean.com/

Jammiest Bits of Jam Podcast
http://jammiestbitsofjam.podbean.com/

The Animation Network Podcast Newsletter
http://www.theanimationnetwork.org/newsletter/

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

Tumblr
http://cassiesoliday.tumblr.com/

Twitter
@cassiesoliday

Instagram
@cassiesoli

Los Angeles Events

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

Warrior Goddess Art Show – Wonder Woman 
The Perky Nerd
Friday June 9, 2017
http://www.theperkynerd.com/

Blacklight
Hero Complex Gallery
Thru June 2017
https://hcgart.com/collections/blacklight

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

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

The Podcast

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. 044: Cassie Soliday – Script Coordinator for Wild Canary Animation, Comic Artist and Podcast Host – Part I

Cassie Soliday works as the Script Coordinator for Wild Canary Animation’s Puppy Dog Pals on Disney Junior, is the creator of the diary comic Life Scientist, creator and host of The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast, co-host of the Jammiest Bits of Jam Podcast, and Newsletter Editor for The Animation Network Podcast. Wow! In part one of our interview we talk about studying animation and improv at Columbia College Chicago and The Second City, interning at Nickelodeon, and working at Disneyland as a sketch artisan before landing her first full-time job in animation. Cassie possesses a unique perspective on the importance of learning your craft, persevering when you’re struggling to break into the industry, the beauty of animation and more!

Cassie Soliday’s Websites

Website
http://www.casassy.com/

Ink & Paint Girls Podcast
http://inkandpaintgirls.podbean.com/

Jammiest Bits of Jam Podcast
http://jammiestbitsofjam.podbean.com/

The Animation Network Podcast Newsletter
http://www.theanimationnetwork.org/newsletter/

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

Tumblr
http://cassiesoliday.tumblr.com/

Twitter
@cassiesoliday

Instagram
@cassiesoli

Los Angeles Events
Family Service Agency of Burbank
5th Annual Art Auction & Rooftop Dinner
Cartoon Network Studios
Friday June 2, 2017
http://www.fsahealingarts.com/

Blacklight
Hero Complex Gallery
Thru June 2017
https://hcgart.com/collections/blacklight

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

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

The Podcast

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. 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

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. 036: Mallory Carlson – Background Designer & Children’s Book Illustrator

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Freelance Artist Mallory Carlson’s first memory was coloring the walls of her home with a crayon, and from that first moment she knew that her destiny awaited her in the arts. In the years since Mallory has made her mark on the world as a children’s book illustrator, character designer,  an alumna of the Nickelodeon Artist Program, and a background designer on shows such as Pig Goat Banana Cricket. Hear her amazing story and what it takes to stay true to yourself and persevere in the world of animation!

Mallory Carlson’s Websites

Instagram
@MalloryCarlson

Website
http://www.mallorycarlson.com/

Twitter
@MalloryCarlson

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My Mallory Gallery

Animation Events!

Women’s March Los Angeles
http://womeninanimation.org

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

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

T.A.N. Mixer
http://www.theanimationnetwork.org/mixer

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

Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship
https://www.nickanimationstudio.com/writing-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. 033: Scotland Barnes – Disney TV Animation Storyboard Artist and former Art Instructor at Academy of Art University – Part I

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Scotland Barnes is one of the hardest working people in the animation industry today. In part one of our interview he talks about graduating from undergrad and grad school during economic downturns, working at various survival jobs, and finding as many courses and books inside and outside of school as he could in order to improve his storytelling chops. Find out why it’s important to study all facets of art, how discovering your style of learning can help you level up and how teaching others can help you solidify your understanding of the field of animation!

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. 029: Michael Yates – Story Artist for Pixar Animation Studios

If you love storyboarding, you’ll love today’s interview with Pixar Story Artist Michael Yates! Michael worked as a Story Trainee at both Disney Feature Animation and DreamWorks Animation, as well as working as a Story Intern at Pixar, before taking a full-time job as a Story Artist on Cars 3 at Pixar. In today’s interview Michael discusses the importance of working on personal projects, learning as much as you can in and outside of school, and developing a thick skin in order to improve your storytelling chops. And check out his amazing student film, The Legend of the Flying Tomato!

Michael Yates’ Websites

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yatesart.tumblr.com/

Twitter
@yyates05

Instagram
@yyates05

The Legend of the Flying Tomato
https://vimeo.com/90549174

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

Continuing Education

I am taking courses at two online schools — check them out:

The Oatley Academy – The Storyteller’s Summit

Schoolism – Alex Woo’s Gesture Drawing Course

Awesome find of the week: The Gnomon School

Check out their live stream, Bringing “Stranger Things” to Life: An Evening with Aaron Sims Creative, and see how the Burbank, CA studio created the terrifying Demogorgon!
http://bit.ly/2c7XIsw