What is your name and your current occupation?
Jessy Borutski, director, storyboarder, designer at WB
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I started working in Animation early. I was 19 right out of college. Prior to that I rented movies in a country convenience store in rural Ontario and worked at Enerlad Links Golf Club. Wasn’t much time to do too many crazy jobs I was busy with highschool.What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Dragons and Fairies for McDonald’s Europe. All Girl Arcade for Fuel Industries and The Looney Tunes Show for WB.
How did you become interested in animation?
When I was 6 I watched Minnie’s Yoo Hoo a 1930’s Mickey Mouse cartoon. I needed to figure out how he danced like that.
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
Im from Ottawa Ont. I got into the animatio business in 2003.I was hired by Spumco to work on the New Ren and Stimpy series.
What’s a typical day like for you with regards to your job?
Drawing storyboards,designs, or promo art for the new looney Tunes show. I also direct some Merrie Melodies.
What part of your job do you like best? Why?
It doesn’t feel like a job. Id do it for free because I love working with the WB characters.
What part of your job do you like least? Why?
Sitting for so long because I like being active.I always crave going out and doing stuff.
What is the most difficult part for you about being in the business?
I have no complaints, as of yet .
What kind of technology do you work with on a daily basis?
I work on a Macbook Pro with a Wacom Cintiq.21UX
In your travels, have you had any brushes with animation greatness?
I work with two artists I really admire. Tony Cervone and Spike Brandt, who are the creative producers on the New Looney Tunes show. I have learnt alot from them. Mostly from cleaning up Tony’s storyboards.I really liked his style of story telling.They have also worked on shows like Animaniacs and Tiny Toons that I loved as a kid.
Describe a tough situation you had in life.
Toaster Head. I wanna finish this idea Ive had for over 5 years! I’m making it into a childrens book.Is there any advice you can give for an aspiring animation student or artist trying to break into the business?