Vito Viscomi


What is your name and your current occupation?
Vito Viscomi – Writer/Story Editor and Partner at Slap Happy Cartoons.


What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I used to walk around in women’s shoes as an assistant Foley Artist. Oh, and I used to stuff animals.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Jackass, The Tom Green Show, The Vacant Lot, Fin shorts for the Vancouver Canucks, Kid VS Kat, League of Super Evil… and a few other future projects.

How did you become interested in animation?
I grew up watching Warner Bros. cartoons.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
Born in Italy, grew up in Toronto. Was into sketch comedy and got a call about the possibility of writing for Studio B productions in Vancouver and immediately fell in love with the freedom animation allows.

What’s a typical day like for you with regards to your job?
Usually deal with emails about projects, then collect notes, handle revisions, the occasional conference call with producers/creators/networks, assign scripts and revision notes, edit scripts, write and rewrite.

What part of your job do you like best? Why?
Writing a first outline/draft. As a writer, it’s usually the most fun because there are few Continue reading