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. 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. 068: Animation Internship Roundtable – Part II

Once you’ve earned your animation internship, what do you do? What’s the best way to work hard and interact with your coworkers? And what happens if you get the job? Or don’t? Join us for part two of the Animation Internship Roundtable with returning Animated Journey Podcast guests James Mosley, Jocelyn Liang, Lauren Krieger and Cassie Soliday to find out!

James Mosley’s Websites

Twitter
@JamesMosleyII

Jocelyn Liang’s Websites 

Website
http://jocelynliang.com

Instagram
@JozDrawsInPrada

Lauren Krieger’s Websites

Website
http://www.laurenkrieger.com

Instagram
@LaurenKriegerArt

Twitter
@LaurenKrieger

Cassie Soliday’s Websites

Website
http://cassie-soliday.squarespace.com

Instagram
@CassieSoliday

Twitter
@CassieSoliday

Southern California Animation Events

Loop de Loop
Fri. April 13, 2018
8 p.m.
http://www.loopdeloop.org

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

DesignerCon
Fri. Nov. 16th – Sun. 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. 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. 065: Erik Perez – Production Assistant for Titmouse’s Little Big Awesome

Episode 065 of The Animated Journey Podcast features Titmouse production assistant Erik Perez! Growing up Perez spent his childhood watching shows on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon and drawing cartoons. He soon discovered that there were people behind the magic and enrolled at Cal State Fullerton, where he majored in animation. Soon after he interned at Nickelodeon Studio, and later became a production assistant for Titmouse’s Emmy award winning show, Nico and the Sword of Light and then later Little Big Awesome. In today’s episode Erik shares the importance of networking, taking notes and being open to new career paths.

Erik Perez’s Websites

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

LinkedIn
Aireek23

Instagram
@Aireek23

Southern California Animation Events

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

People We Mentioned In The Episode

Steve Ahn’s Kickstarter for Blossom Detective Holmes
http://kck.st/2EsENIV

Sherm Cohen’s Storyboard Secrets
http://storyboardsecrets.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

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Ep. 064: Lauren Krieger – Storyboard Revisionist for Nickelodeon’s Shimmer and Shine

Storyboard revisionist for Nickelodeon’s hit preschool show Shimmer and Shine Lauren Krieger is today’s fabulous guest! In episode 64 Lauren shares her experience growing up in Minnesota, researching art schools to find the best fit for her future career path, and interning on numerous shows including China, IL; The Awesomes; and Wallykazam! before becoming a production assistant and then a storyboard revisionist. Along the way Lauren learned the importance of believing in yourself, continuing to improve your craft after graduation and discovering what aspect of animation best suits you. It’s an amazing episode you won’t want to miss!

Lauren Krieger’s Websites

Website
http://www.laurenkrieger.com

LinkedIn
LaurenKreiger

Instagram
@LaurenKriegerArt

Twitter
@LaurenKrieger

Southern California Animation Events

Directing Animation and Storyboarding with Steve Ahn
California Theatre of the Performing Arts
Sat. Feb. 24, 2018 @ 1 p.m.
http://bit.ly/2o0lyi2

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

Support Friends of the Show!

Alyce Tzue’s Didi in 3D Webcomic – support on Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/Didin3d

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

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. 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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