The artist and animator shares how he got his original series off the ground, thoughts on self-taught learning vs. animation school, and how to improve your own art.
Check out Terry Ibele’s Animation Industry Podcast, featuring a new podcast every week focusing on the stories of today’s animation professionals - how they got to where they are, and what they learned along the way. Now home to 158 episodes, the podcasts cover all areas of the industry, including storyboarding, writing, animating, directing, visual development, game design, and more.
Guests have included Aaron Augenblick, the notorious JJ Villard, Spike & Mike’s Spike Decker, Disney Director John Musker, Sony Lead Animator Humberto Rosa, Cuphead’s Tina Nowracki, Frederator’s Fred Seibert, Tumble Leaf’s Scarlet Nelson, and many others from major animation studios all over the world.
His most recent interview is Episode 158: How Christian Haynes is Creating His Independent Series Zach in Time
This episode features artist and animator (and Danny Phantom fan art enthusiast) Christian Haynes. In this chat, Haynes shares his journey to get his own original series, Zach in Time, off the ground.
Tune in to Ibele and Haynes to hear:
- How Haynes assembled a team to work on Zach in Time
- Hayne’s thoughts on animation school vs learning on your own
- How to get the right type of feedback to improve your art
Check out the Zach in Time trailer
Ibele, himself a stop-motion animator (see AWN’s Fresh Takes piece on his whimsical short, The Silly Duck Wizard, deftly digs into all manner of topics, encouraging interviewees to share insights and opinions on a wide range of topics like pitching shows, marketing your work online, key skills studios look for when they bring on talent in storyboarding, vizdev, character design and animation.
In 2018, Ibele, who lives in Toronto, decided to quit his career as a Marketer and pursue his love for animation. Since then, he’s become well known for his viral animation productions, which include the previously mentioned Silly Duck Wizard, which is how AWN first came to know him and his work.