Ed Ghertner

is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Ed Ghertner and at the moment I’m a Designer at Walt Disney T.V. Animation

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I was young when I got my first gig in animation,but the jobs I had ranged from a grocery clerk, auto mechanics assistant and gardener.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
While going to Cal Arts some of the students were privileged to work on the first Muppet Movie for one then I would say Continue…

Charles Brubaker

What is your name and your current occupation?

Charles Brubaker. Currently a student.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?

Camp counselor at a Japanese-language camp.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?

I assisted Jerry Beck on that “Pink Panther” book back when I was Continue…

Jasen Strong

 

What is your name?
Jasen Strong, but I was born with the name ‘Alfie Vann’ before being adopted. I’m considering going back to ‘Alfie’.

What is your current occupation?
I’m a character designer and illustrator. I work near the coast of Oregon near the 101 HWY.

What would you say has been your primary job in animation?
I got my job starting in 2-D clean up drawing, I loved it until the job and animation itself started to diminish & change over time. So, when the industry started avoiding hand drawings, I had to morph also. There wasn’t much to pick from, I wasn’t really that interested in Story Boarding as much as I was creating characters and working with color, so Character Designing got me going and kept me involved in animation but not exclusively since I also work on Kids Books, Logos and other marketing ideas such as Toys and various other Products. I even worked once on concept art for an adult toy for women, it was supposed to… Continue…

Eric Scott Fisher

What is your name and your current occupation?
Eric Scott Fisher-Freelance Writer and Illustrator

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I’ve been a sign painter, a CAD draftsman, a waterjet operator, a construction superintendent, a fire and water mitigation specialist, a detasseler (for those who don’t know, that is walking through corn fields and popping the tassel off the top of the corn) and a salesman of GRIT newspapers.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I recently completed a series of classic adaptations forAbdo Publishing. 17 books total. For a nerdy bookworm, this project was a dream come true!

How did you become interested in animation?
Way too many hours of Saturday morning cartoons as a kid.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I am originally from Mackinaw, Illinois, a small town in the middle of The Middle of Continue…

Adam Beechen

What is your name and your current occupation?
Adam Beechen, freelance television and comic book writer.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I called dairies to get their credit information when they would apply for loans.  I was an assistant to an Oscar-winning screenwriter’s girlfriend, and my job consisted of building her wine racks and returning lingerie she’d bought.  I was an extra for one day on “Party of Five” (I was “Blue Blurry Lump Over Charlie’s Shoulder.”  No Emmy nomination).

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
RUGRATS, THE WILD THORNBERRYS, JACKIE CHAN ADVENTURES, LITTLE BILL, TEEN TITANS, BEN 10, THE BATMAN, BATMAN: BRAVE AND THE BOLD, SCOOBY-DOO: MYSTERY INCORPORATED, THE ADVENTURES OF CHUCK AND FRIENDS, HI HI PUFFY AMIYUMI, EDGAR AND ELLEN.  But really, all of them have been fun and an honor to work on.

How did you become interested in animation?
Like everyone else, I grew up on cartoons, and dreamed of having the chance to get to play with the characters in a meaningful way. I didn’t set out to work in animation, but when I moved to LA, Continue…

George Zaleski

 

What is your name and your current occupation?

George Zaleski, currently finishing producing an educational video for the CA school system called “Invaders from around the world”
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I worked for an Air force Research Lab as a photography assistant. I got to take pictures of jets and copters used for radio research. Funny thing is that I got the job by putting “coke dealer” on my resume , because I managed a soda machine in college. That made me stand out from the rest.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
The work I have done for USC Sea Grant. I really like working with Continue…