behind bob's burgers

This week’s crew profile is with our fantastic storyboard revisionist Lauren Patterson! 

  • When did you become interested in animation and why?

I used to watch at least one animated movie every day at my grandma’s house when I was a kid, so animation had a really strong impression on me at a young age. As I grew up I never lost that passion for storytelling. It took me a while to figure out exactly what I wanted, but in the end I knew I belonged in animation.

  •  What was your first job in animation?

This one! Storyboard revisionist on The Loud House.

  • If you could befriend one animated character, who would it be and why?

I’m obsessed with Tina Belcher from Bob’s Burgers. I think we would get along.

  • What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Nowadays the industry is so saturated, so make sure you post your work online and put your best foot forward. Compare yourself to people’s portfolios who are working your dream job, and ask yourself how you can improve. Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask questions too–the people working in this industry are some of the most helpful and friendly people around!

  • If you had to eat one kind of food every day for the rest of your life, what would you pick?

Avocado toast all day, every day. I eat it literally every single morning… it’s SO good!!

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Check out this behind the scenes animatic from Sunday’s episode, “The Frond Files.” 

This was a mostly improvised take in which Louise explains her dastardly “Brownie Chair Surprise.”

Sunday at 7/6c! Did we mention we’re moving to 7:00?

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Bento!

This year’s annual Bento toy drive kicked off just before Thanksgiving, and by last week there were mounds of toys waiting to be taken to the children at the Southern California Foster Family and Adoption Agency, as well as kids at the Fred Jordan Mission in Downtown Los Angeles. THANK YOU, Bento staff and crew members for your generous gifts—and special thanks to Wendy Molyneux, for coordinating the toy drive!

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What It’s Like to Try to Make Every Single Burger of the Day from Bob’s Burgers
In 2013, Cole Bowden was a broke college student and a Bob’s Burgers fan with a simple mission: to learn how to cook by creating recipes for the show’s Burgers of the Day, the running gag that has become a fixture of Fox’s animated sitcom. Each burger name, displayed on the chalkboard in...

Interview with Cole Bowden of @thebobsburgerexperiment! Pre-order the cookbook here!