Ashley J. Long

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Ashley J. Long, talented weirdo


What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I’m lucky that I can report most of my jobs have been kind to me.  My very first job was designing rubber stamps.  I’ve also been a teaching assistant for an arts program, and a visitor services liaison at an art museum.  That last one was probably the worst.  Patrons would come up to the desk and complain about the strangest stuff, like how they didn’t care for the architecture of the building, or what type of trees were planted out front.  Stuff I had no say in and definitely couldn’t change.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I was with Fox’s American Dad for almost 7yrs and seem to be one of few people who actually LOVED it!  I didn’t mind the limited palette of expression, and Roger was always good fun.  I had several opportunities to dress him in crazy clothes that I actually own myself –watch for platform boots!
How did you become interested in animation?
I’ve always been drawing, and was interested in cartoons pretty early on.  For my 10th birthday, my parents sent me Continue reading