This week’s crew profile is with our fantastic storyboard revisionist Lauren Patterson!
When did you become interested in animation and
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
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
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!!
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!
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of “Late Afternoon in the Garden of Bob & Louise”
See deleted scenes including Bob’s garden fantasy (in which a vine strangles Mort), early storyboards, writer Nora Smith dancing to the “Happy Crappy” song, not to mention hilarious banter from writer Jon Schroeder and native Texan/supervising director Bernard Derriman.
This is the first of the new behind the scenes video series Bento Box is making for Behind Bob’s Burgers, so stay tuned for even more!