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There’s a trope where unrelated children who are raised together eventually get married, we see it in a lot of stories/movies/shows. GRRM likes his tropes with a little twist.

“Raised together as siblings but aren’t really siblings and they don’t know that yet? Yes, I’ll get them to have a political marriage!”

I can picture GRRM cackling at everyone’s discomfort over his machinations.

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Today’s crew profile is with one of our awesome storyboard artists, Darin McGowan! 

  • When did you become interested in animation and why?

Umm, it’s tough to pinpoint.  I know that checking out The Illusion of Life from the library really changed things.  I saw my first storyboards in that book.  Learned about the process and what people did.  I think it was all stuff I tucked back into my brain so when animation came back hard in the late 80s/early 90s, I knew I had to figure out how to be part of it.  

  • What was your first job in animation?

Storyboard Artist on The Wild Thornberrys.  Pretty good for a first gig!  Taught me everything.

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

I wanna laugh and drink root beers with Snoopy.

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

When I was flunking Biology in high school, my teacher told me to ‘just keep drawing.’  Insightful words.

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

 Sunflower seeds.  From a bottomless feedbag strapped to my head.  

We had an awesome day with a bunch of incredible clients. You’re all awesome!

Our special guest artist Jef Saunders did such a wonderful job piercing Emma’s forward helix. She chose this three stone @anatometal cluster with turquoise and genuine black onyx. 

Thank you so much, Emma! 

@vaughnbodyarts
Monterey, CA

This week’s crew profile is with our awesome storyboard artist Kyle Marshall! 

  • When did you become interested in animation and why? 

I went to what I thought was a film school in Saskatoon, Canada, but it turned out to be more of an animation college. I was a horrible artist, and frustrated with drawing, but figured I’d finish the semester. We did that first walk cycle, and from there on I was hooked. 

  • What was your first job in animation?

I worked on a Christmas special for a small studio in Saskatoon, doing everything from layout and boards to key animation. I didn’t really know what I was doing at the time, but it was a good learning experience and start to the business. 

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

Daffy Duck - probably a horrible friend, but it would be a good laugh watching him ‘eat it’ all day.

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

I can’t recite direct quotes, but two general pieces of advice stand out:

1)    Go get life experience. Take risks, live life and do things that scare you. Get stupid every now and again, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes.

2)    Everyone has a different idea of what brings you success, but my experience has been that 90% of achieving success is just doing it. Talent, preparation, hard work, all that is important, but the biggest thing is going out and making it happen.

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

Chicken balls

This week’s crew profile is with one of our awesome storyboard artists, Jordan Koch!

  • When did you become interested in animation and why?

I was 4, and I saw the Lion King at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. My sophomore year of high school I realized I could combine my interests in acting, filmmaking, and drawing, into animation.

  • What was your first job in animation?

Doing poster designs for upcoming animated features (and later moved into character design and storyboarding) at a start-up animation studio. 

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

Fred Flintstone. I’m sure he has a mean handshake, and he would probably go out for 25 cent wing night.

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

When I first moved to Los Angeles, I received a coffee mug with the phrase “Make It Happen” on it, as a gift. As I unpacked my bags and boxes, I realized I didn’t have anything to put my toothbrush in, so I just used that mug. Three years later, it still holds my toothbrush in my bathroom, and every morning I’m reminded to “Make It Happen.”

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

 Popcorn

‘BB-8 is the best wingman Poe can ask for’

“Okay buddy, today is the day,” Poe says tying a small ribbon he’d stolen from Jessika’s craft basket around the wildflowers he’d picked in the forest that circled the base. Poe gets a small beep in return that sounds like a question and Poe looks down to BB-8 who is waiting patiently by his feet.

“What do you think?” he asks as he holds out the small bouquet he has assembled; he watches as BB-8 examines it carefully. “It’s for Finn,” he continues, smiling when BB-8 lets out a sequence of excited beeps and whistles. “Yes, I’m going to tell him how I feel, that’s why I said today is the day and you’re going to help me. What do you say BB-8, be my wingman?”

Poe laughs as his little droid does a series of spins all the while beeping its little head off before coming to a stop to open a small compartment and extending his light torch in his now custom way of offering thumbs up.

“Okay,” Poe says taking a deep breath as he opens the door to his quarters. “Let’s go.”

Poe and BB-8 walk down the quiet halls of the base, it’s noon and that means most of the staff are at the mess hall but Finn since starting his training in the med bay was known for taking a later lunch to let some of the other medical personnel get something to eat first. With that in mind the duo head for the medical wing. When they get there, there are only a few medi-droids, Major Kalonia who has been training Finn in first aid and trauma care, and Finn himself. Major Kalonia spots them first, her eyes darting from Poe to the flowers in Poe’s hand to Finn and back again. The Major smiled, shaking her head in silent amusement and stands heading for the door where Poe hovers.

“Good luck, Commander,” she murmurs as she exits.

Poe gives her a grateful look, nerves preventing him using words. Poe looks over to where Finn sits, he hasn’t noticed them yet, his focus on a medical datapad in front of him. Poe takes a moment to take him in, how happy and healthy Finn looks after months of pain and recovery.

BB-8 now used to Poe getting lost in his new favorite hobby of staring at Finn rolls into him, giving him a small nudge and when Poe looks down the droid gives him a look that can only be described as impatient.

Right.

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IGGY’S Tumblr Pick of the Week

Hey guys!

So Sid and I have decided to start posting one favourite blogger a week. We think it’s important to spread the love and let our followers know what awesome artists and original photographers they should be checking out. 

This week my pick is Gaetano Pezzella. He is an original photographer with a wide range of beautiful shots! I love the composition in his work, and the rawness. I think he takes amazing photos! Great work Gaetano! Truly a pleasure to be following you.

Please check out his work at:

http://gaetanopezzella.tumblr.com/

Some of my favourite work of his below:

Stay tuned for SID’s pick next week:)

Much Love,

Iggy x

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Lori Loud & Fee from Harvey Beaks are ready for premieres!
Our awesome Nick board artists Jordan Rosato & Ashlyn Antsee are sketching up a storm!
Girl Power!

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