What is your name and your current occupation?
I’m Jennifer Patton – currently painting backgrounds on Scooby Doo Mystery, Incorporated.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I was a telephone tech support person for a mom n’ pop internet service provider (back when there was such a thing). I was a repo-girl for a Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Sales and Distributorship – I wore wigs to work because my hair was dyed pink and they let me drive the company van to repossess vacuums even though my license was suspended. I owned and operated a retail skate clothing store in Fresno. Cashier at a Foster’s Freeze. Crew member on a sailboat in Mexico. Counter service/cashier at La Brea Bakery. Intern at Epitaph records. Telemarketer for The Shriner Circus in La Porte, Indiana. 10-key operator/inventory taker in New York State…
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I loved working on Lil’ Pimp - the first (?) animated feature done completely in Flash – written and directed by Mark Brooks and Peter Gilstrap. Those guys are funny. The crew was so fun on that one too. We had crazy parties and underwater beer bongs. Icebox.com was an excellent gig with a load of talented people. The X’s for Nickelodeon – created by the ever-enthusiastic and highly talented Carlos Ramos. That was a good show. Great crew. The Mighty B! also for Nickelodeon; one of the best shows ever. Awesome writing and boarding. Great art. An all-star crew and every last one of them a pleasure to work with; Seonna Hong, Bill Wray, Bryan Arnett, Alex Kirwan, Carey Yost, Chris Hacker, Cynthia McIntosh, Fran Giglio, Rae McCarson, Shawn Holt, Larry Murphy, and many, many more who I can’t think of right now. Scooby Doo, Mystery Inc. which I’m on now is a fine television production, with a great Art Director Steve Nicodemus, and another highly talented crew that are loads of fun to have lunch with. I am also proud to have been a member of the original ‘Sony Color Room’ circa ’96-’97 and all it’s legendary shenaniganery.
How did you become interested in animation?
Not sure that I can really say I ever (more…)