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…