1. Maxime Dupuy

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    Maxime Dupuy is a freelance artist based in Paris, France.  Working primarily in animation as a background, color, and concept artist.

    Born in  Apt, France, Dupuy was drawing from young but only decided to take it seriously after high-school. He entered École Georges Méliès to study animation. During his studies, he completed a 2 months internship at Sun Creature Studio. There he painted backgrounds for brilliant Tales of Alethrion: The First Hero.

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  2. Manga Mondays ~ LeSean Thomas

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    LeSean Thomas is an illustrator, animator,  animation producer,  and director currently living and working in Los Angeles, California. He is known for his work on The Boondocks (2005-2008), The Legend Of Korra: Book 1 (2012) and Black Dynamite: The Animated Series (2012).

    A South Bronx native, Thomas got his start in animation working as a co-director and character supervisor for Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks.  Some of his other early production credits include storyboard artist for Ben 10: Alien Force (2008-2009),  The Batman (2008), Green Lantern: First Flight (2009), as well as visual development artist and supervising character designer for Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009).

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  3. Interview with Jerry Suh

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    Jerry Suh is a Background Artist at Nickelodeon Animation Studios. She has freelanced at JibJab Media, Awesome Inc and Psyop. We were given the opportunity to interview Jerry about her career and creative process.

    Were you interested in art from a young age?
    It sounds pretty cliche, but yes, I was always into drawing since I could hold a pencil.

    If so, were you encouraged to persue it by your family?
    Not in the beginning. My parents were very academic driven, and they didn’t want me to be a cartoonist. As parents, they were not too supportive of my idea of becoming a starving cartoonist, haha.

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  4. Marie Thorhauge

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    Marie Thorhauge is a Danish designer and visual development artist. She got her start in animation in 2009 as Head of Design at the Oscar Nominated studio Cartoon Saloon. There she designed characters for the animated feature Song of the Sea (2014), and concept art for preschool tv series, Puffin Rock.

    Thorhauge studied Character Animation, with a focus on design, at The Animation Workshop. She contributed character design, concepts and final backgrounds to her graduation film, Leitmotif, which was screened at Annecy 2009. Another of her graduation films was Sylfidden, for which she created background design, color styling and final backgrounds. Sylfidden was also screened at Annecy 2009, as well as Cannes 2009.

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  5. Ignacio Fernandez Maroto

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    Ignacio Fernandez Maroto, better known as Bambinomonkey, is a character designer and art director based in Madrid, Spain. He has worked on animation projects for Cartoon Network, Canal+, Best Buy and Kool Aid.

    Maroto recently worked with award-winning creative studio Blind to create an interactive video for Coldplay’s INK. The beautifully animated spectacle is about “a lost traveler who journeys to the ends of the world in hopes of finding his lost love.” The viewer can make real-time choices throughout the video. There are over 300 possible paths to take, and if you are lucky enough, you can be saved by a grizzly bear.

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  6. Marc Bouyer

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    Marc Bouyer is a French character designer, visual development artist, and 3D modeler. Originally from Marseille, France, he now lives and works in London, England. He is a member of the S.T.E.A.K. Kollective, and has worked for companies including Nickelodeon, Ankama, Golden Wolf and Feed me Light.

    Just like Anthony Vivien, of S.T.E.A.K. Kollective, Bouyer studied at Supinfocom in Arles, France. He was the Co-director and Character Designer on the short animation Salesman Pete.

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  7. Oh, Possum!

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    Oh, Possum! is a light-hearted hand-drawn animated short. It is directed by Los Angeles-based animator and illustrator, Justin Hilden.

    The story follows two brothers, Switch and Ellsworth, stuck atop a tree with a pack of mongrels snarling bellow. In an attempt to escape, Switch decides wrestling the dogs is the best course of action! Not but seconds later, Switch is playing possum and has entered an internal safe place to wait out the danger. It doesn’t take long for Ellsworth to join him there.

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