What is your name and your current occupation?
Anne Walker, lead character layout artist at Six Point Harness
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Working at a party supply store with a (possibly psychotic) owner, bookkeeper at Staples, smoothie wench at the Laguna Beach Jamba Juice. Also I taught piano.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Random Cartoons!!! Also, the The Mr. Men Show, and Good Vibes, my current project at 6PH, which is quite possibly the funniest thing I’ve ever worked on.
How did you become interested in animation?
I always loved cartoons, but I really fell in love with telling animated stories in high school. Mixing storytelling and art made me feel more alive and at home than anything else in my life at the time – including being with my family in my actual home. I drew more than I listened in class. I spent prom night working on my epic (read: TERRIBLE) science fiction anime screenplay in my parents’ office. I was That Sort.
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I originally came down to southern CA from the Bay Area to go to art school. The first two years at school were a blast; my third year was miserable. One of the high points of that miserable third year was an internship at Cartoon Network studios, where I met (stalked) a number of artists who were generous enough to share their time and wisdom with me. I learned that many of them had never graduated college, or in some cases had never even gone to school, period, and it occurred to me that I could break into the industry without suffering through another expensive year of art school. So, the summer before my senior year I