James McDermott

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What is your name and your current occupation?
James McDermott, currently I’m the Character Design Lead on a newPrimetime FOX series being produced at Bento Box called “AllenGregory”.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting intoanimation?
My first job, I worked as a kids counselor at a summer camp when I was 14. I was incharge of twenty 6 year old kids every week. Looking back on it I’mnot quite sure how I did that but I did it with joy. I once was asked to dress up as a feltfilm strip character in front of a boardroom full of people, selling itas a brand hallmark for a movie theater chain, I forget which one, for$100 while in art school. Needless to say it was very embarrassing atthe time as a teenager.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been apart of?
Well even though it was cancelled, my time on “Neighbors from Hell” was probably one of the better experiences I’ve  had in production. I loved the style of the show, so much fun to draw. I had the opportunity to work with Continue…

Cintiq Alternative: Huion GT-185HD IPS Tablet Monitor

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There’s a new tablet monitor poised on the horizon; The Huion GT-185HD IPS Tablet Monitor. Not much is know about it other than what the company has stated below but it’s supposed to be launching soon! Check out the details below.

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Technology Electromagnetic Digitizer
Active Area 408.96 (H)×230.04(V)(mm)
Resolution 5080 LPI (Line Per Inches)
Report Rate 220 RPS(Revolution Per Second)
Pen Pressure 2048 Levels
Reading Height 15mm(Max.)
Supply Voltage Input 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, Output 12VDC, 3A
Power Consumption 700uA (Max.)
Interface Support VGA (D-Sub), DVI, HDMI
OS Support Windows XP or later(32bits和64bits)®MAC OS X 10.4.11 or later
Compliance One Year Warranty
Dimensions/piece 485 mm x 296mm x 45mm
Net Weight/ piece 3.1kg
Gross Weight/piece 4.53KG
Out Carton Dimensions 535mmX100mmX390mm
Quantity per Carton 1
Net Weight/carton 3.1KG
USB Cable Length No
Type No
Gross Weight/carton 4.53KG
Express Keys Left: 8 Right: 8
Function Keys No

Robertryan Cory

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What is your name and your current occupation?
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?

Well I guess Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon because working on R&S was the  only goal I had in life at the time. I thought it was impossible since it  had been off the air for nearly a decade. It was one of the worst experiences emotionally, but I met so many talented people and it made me practice harder.  2nd would be Spongebob. I feel like I wasn’t a good artist until that job.
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.
How did you become interested in animation?
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 Continue…

Bob Lizarraga

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Bob Lizarraga

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I delivered pantyhose to liquor stores in East L.A.- I lasted one whole day.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I loved working on Freakazoid- There were always celebrity cameos that needed caricaturing.

How did you become interested in animation?
Warner Bros cartoons on TV– any animation that was funny.Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I grew up in the San Fernando Valley. While working at The Daily News, I heard a local animation studio was looking for artists, so Continue…

Dave Thomas

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Dave Thomas, and I am a Producer and Director on Nickelodeon’s TUFF Puppy and The Fairly Oddparents.


What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I always had fun jobs. I worked in a comic book store, and a baseball card shop. But my best non animation job was as a waiter at Farrell’s Old Timey Ice Cream Parlor. We’d bang drums, sound sirens and run sundaes around the place. I was even there when a car smashed through the front of the building and into the candy shop. Some mother left her kid in the car with the engine running while she ran inside. The kid put the car in gear and WHAM! The crazy part is this happened all the time – twice while I worked there. And again after I left!

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
There was a web cartoon Tod Polson and I collaborated on in the early days of the internet called “Mantelope.”Art: Tod Polson. We were working on a TV series for Wildbrain, who were also making internet cartoons for CartoonNetwork.Com. They more or less demanded we pitch something as a condition of continued employment. Since we were overwhelmed with the series, we intentionally pitched the stupidest thing we could think of, hoping they’d hate it and we wouldn’t have to do it. (“Half Man, Half Antelope – MANTELOPE!”)But Cartoon Network did like it, and Wildbrain gave us three weeks to ram the whole thing out! We had to move quick, but I have really fond memories of making it. And in the end we made something we’re all pretty proud of.I’m also really proud of El Tigre, (a show I was Supervising Producer/Director on.)We had an amazing collection of super talented artists and writers who all worked really hard to try to make something good. I’ve never seen so many talented people so happy to be working so hard.That’s all due to the creators, Jorge Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua, who were absolutely the best. They created not only a great show, but a creative environment that inspired everyone to do their best work. And it paid off:In 2007 the crew of El Tigre brought home 4 Emmy awards – the most of any Nickelodeon show ever.

How did you become interested in animation?
It began with watching Warner Bros. cartoons on Saturday morning with my older sister. I idolized her, and loved anything she did. Since she loved cartoons, I loved cartoons. It was that simple.
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m from San Diego, and grew up surrounded by animation and comic books. The Spike and Mike Festival is based there, and then there’s Comic Con, which was enormous even then. I also lived near an animation gallery and got to meet Chuck Jones and a number of the Nine Old Men. All of that made me feel like this was a very real and attainable thing to do. My lucky break came when Continue…