My name is Robertryan Cory and I’m currently a character designer on Secret Mountain Fort Awesome at Cartoon Network.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Well I started working in animation when I was 15 so it was sort of my first job, but I did have a weird job when I went to college. (Warning this is not PG) I worked for a porn company doing comics and they had me animating ”money shots” for a series called “Pop-up Porn”. It was sort of like a dirty version of Pop-up Videos on VH1. I remember having to work late one night
and thinking “what am I doing with my life?”. I quit the next day even though the money was really great.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
That was another job with an incredible crew that really made me push myself because I wanted to earn their respect. Also it’s cool to be involved with something that the entire world knows… it even impresses my niece, which means a lot to me.
There was a program during middle school where students would get to animate a 30sec spot promoting anti-smoking. I did that 3 years in a row. The 3rd year my short was banned for (more…)