Spartaco Margioni

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Spartaco Margioni- freelance artist/animator.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
sold water purifiers door to door.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Well, many, but working on SpongeBob Squarepants was extremely fun. I was primarily responsible for main characters and some of those sound files, would really make you laugh. Also, working on Dr.Seuss books and making old classics into multimedia projects was very eventful and fun.

How did you become interested in animation?
I have always been able to draw since I was small and just truly enjoyed the old animated classics growing up. Once in school, I started to gravitate towards animation after trying Continue…

Sarah Harkey

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Sarah Harkey– Freelance Artist and Assistant Animator at John K Enterprises.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Not very much crazy… I worked as an usher at the Chicago Theater, a sales associate at Toys R Us, a Nanny for two awesome kids… all in all I tried to pick things that would still let me do art or be connected with art in some way… though some of those were stretching it!
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I’ve really enjoyed working with John Kricfalusi. The longest gig so far was working as an assistant animator on “The Simpson’s” couch gag that preceded “Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts”, there was lots of inbetweeing, clean up, ink and paint, and texture painting… there was also lots of eating lunch on TV trays while watching Terry Toons, haha
How did you become interested in animation?
I’ve always really loved animation. As a kid, if it wasn’t animated it was really hard for me to be interested (thats still sort of true today… yikes). Being a little girl in the early 90s I was of course obsessed with all things Disney princess. I also had lots of compilation VHS tapes of early Felix the Cat episodes, Popeye, Bugs Bunny, Rankin/Bass specials, strange fairy tale knock offs… if it was in a bargain bin at Wal-Mart in the 80s I probably ended up with it in the 90s. I always enjoyed drawing and art, but it wasn’t until senior year of high school that I Continue…

Tahmineh Sarbazzadeh

What is your name and your current occupation?
Tahmineh Sarbazzadeh, freelance animator, character designer, illustrator, graphic/web designer.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I’m a Traditional based animator, and was lucky to get involve into an internship right after a few inking and drawing tests.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I love all of them, but the latest one, a 2D ad, is my new favourite.

How did you become interested in animation?
Since I remember I was in love with Continue…

Daryl-Rhys Taylor

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What is your name and your current occupation?
 Daryl-Rhys Taylor :and I am an animation graduate freelancing from home.
 What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I worked in a gallery called ‘The Animation Art Gallery’ (now Art You Grew Up With) and they had a stock room full of Mickey Mousde merchandise received from the manager of Blue. I had to catalogue all of it and sell it on Ebay.
 What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
 I enjoyed working on my student film. We were the only ones to ever do a 2D film in our college. I really enjoyed my week at Brown Bag Films being a storyboard conformer on the upcoming Disney Junior show “Doc Mc.Stuffins” and any time I’ve visited Phil Vallentin at Espresso  Animation. Also I’m proud of “The Booger Monster” children’s book I’m illustrating right now for the Koncept Factory.
How did you become interested in animation?
I have always known I wanted to be an animator. All I ever did when I was little was watch cartoons and draw. I loved the Looney Tunes and the Disney Classics. I read all the books when I was growing up. One of my happiest memories was when

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Jerry Fuchs

What is your name and your current occupation? 
My name is Jerry Fuchs, and I am a cartoonist who animates. I am self employed at Fooksie, LLC. I create cartoons, comics,illustrations, and animations,(both Flash and Traditional).
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Well, I am 48, so I have had the opportunity to:  Worked in high school as a janitor, and in the school’s kitchen, in the summers I drove a dump truck and laid cement, fixed pot holes, pulled dead sheep out of settling ponds, (don’t ask), and did a lot of painting.  While attending the Joe Kubert School I worked in a bodega in Dover, being part grocer, part deli-man, and part bouncer.  I have worked in the optical field, selling eyeglasses and doing contact lens trainings. I have also taught karate classes.

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What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? 
While working at Stone Mountain Productions as the Art Director I was very proud of the laser modules we created that were shown in Dorney Park, Cedar Point, and the State Fair of Texas, as well as Stone Mountain Park in Georgia.  In 2009, my first foray into the Independent Film Festival circuit, “Loser Pays, Winner Stays “, came in second in its division in the DRAGON*CON Independent Film Festival.

 

How did you become interested in animation? 
I have always loved cartoons and comics. Growing up there was an unwritten rule in the house, if there was anything animated during primetime, I had control of the set. My Saturday mornings were filled with Continue…