John Losacco

What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is John Losacco and I have been a game animator for the last three years.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I worked mainly retail before getting into the industry.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
My first project in the industry was the coin-op game “Terminator: Salvation”. It was extremely intimidating to start out on such a high profile title. Since then I have worked on several coin-op games and am really proud of them all.

How did you become interested in animation?
I’ve always been interested in animation, seriously. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t excited about animation. It wasn’t until I was 16 or so that I realized animation was an actual job. I dropped everything and concentrated on nothing but getting a job in animation.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I am from Chicago. When I realized I wanted to be an animator, I was 16 and I had absolutely no art background, I had never even taken an art class. So I started frantically drawing everything I could. Cartoon characters, life drawing, still life, etc. Until I got a portfolio to apply to Continue reading