Julia Vickerman is a director, storyboard artist, and the creator of the Cartoon Network pilot, Twelve Forever. You have seen her work all over Cartoon Network on shows like the new Powerpuff Girls and directing on Clarence. Listen in as we discuss developing her pilot, faking it until you make it, and how to mine your life experience to breathe more life into your storytelling. Basically, the unofficial title of this episode is “How to be a Creative Powerhouse 101!
Julia Vickerman on Tumblr:
Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s blog about gender: http://boringoldraphael.tumblr.com/post/107481385794/rewatching-s1-for-like-the-100th-time-at-what
With over a decade of working in the Animation and Gaming industries, most notably with Lucas Film on Star Wars- The Clone Wars, Alina Chau took off on her own into the wild unknown that is freelance illustration and fine art. With her experience as an Animator, her illustrations are full of life and story. On today’s episode, she discusses her creative progress, how she emigrated from Hong Kong in her pursuit of Animation knowledge, the mental and emotional toll to be ready for when it comes to working freelance, and more.
Jeannine Hodson is a line producer with over 20 years experience with studios such as Nickelodeon, Disney, Warner Brothers, and more. Have you ever heard this Orson Welle’s quote? “Keep Ted Turner and his *BEEP* crayolas away from my movies.” Well, Jeannine got her start on Ted’s team with crayola in hand. Listen in as we discuss Jeannine’s role in the industry’s transition from hand-drawn to digital ink and paint processes, the era of Disney’s straight-to-DVD sequels, and how an attempted murderess becomes a beloved cultural icon in her own hit movie series. Yes, I’m talking about Tinker Bell!
Line Producer on Disney Junior's Puppy Dog Pals
Disney Toon Studios- direct to DVD releases
Sherry Delorme is a character designer, illustrator, and fine artist who has worked in animation, gaming, toys, has had work showcased in countless gallery events, and even mentors through the Women in Animation mentorship program.
Foot note* At the time of this recording, Sherry was a Senior Designer at Jaxx Pacific Toys, designing for the Disney brands. She’s currently working freelance until she finds a new in-house art adventure!
When Lindsay Smith-Carrozza, Character Designer and Voice Actress on Cartoon Network’s “Mighty Magiswords”, felt uncertain about what she wanted to do in the future, she explored cartooning, hat and mask making, needle felting and more all while working in medical billing and graphic design! As she moved forward in her life, finding love, hardship, and ridiculous amounts of traffic, she found a home in the wonderful world of animation.
Leslie Strock, illustrator, visual development artist, paper artist, puppet-maker, all around creative person, joins us in the studio to discuss the leap of faith she took moving from Florida to California, her time designing for studios like the Jim Henson Company, and being a multi-passionate creative and the struggles that come along with that.
“The Land Below” is an upcoming short film that merges animation with live action following a young girl named Anya who has to venture down into the the Land Below to save her home of Edenskies for losing its light and life. This film was created by filmmakers Hannah Spangler and Gregg Lawson. You may remember Hannah who came on the podcast about a year ago and spoke about the project a bit, but today we get in depth about what it takes to make a collaboration work- especially when you don’t live in the same state, how to use your life experience to fuel your characters and stories, and the eternal struggle that is work/life balance.
From Character Animator to Character Designer to Animation Timer to Commercial Director, Bonita Versh has worked in the animation industry for over 30 years. You’ll recognize some of these titles… The Rugrats, Rocko’s Modern Life, Scooby Doo, The Jetsons, and so much more! With the aid of fellow veteran animator and previous Ink and Paint Girls’ podcast guest, Linda Miller, we discuss the hey day of Klasky Csupo, how it was easier for her to be a director for commercials rather than animated television, and how she made it through the decline of hand drawn in-house animation.
With a quirky start as a Cutie Mark Illustrator at Hasbro, Steph Laberis found her way from slogging away in a day job that didn't make her happy. Finding joy in color and drawing animals, she found her way into freelance illustration and finally working in animation as she always hoped! Hear her story and advice on today's episode of the Ink and Paint Girl Podcast.
Deirdre Brenner is an animation producer with a career spanning 20 years on projects such as Fairly Odd Parents, Pepper Ann, Star vs the Forces of Evil, and so many more. However, even with this extensive experience in producing, she has been nurturing a screenwriting career along the way. This is part two of two. Get ready to hear about Deirdre's hustle in screenwriting!