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Podcast EP85: ‘Tigtone’ Co-Creators Share Their Epic 15-Year Journey to Get it on TV

Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian discuss the origins of their Adult Swim series, the decade and a half it took to reach the screen, and the most ridiculous joke they put into Season 2.

Take a moment to head over to Terry Ibele’s Animation Industry Podcast, home now to 90 in-depth interviews he’s done with a very cool selection of artists from animation and related industries. With a new podcast every week, Ibele is dedicated to sharing the stories of today’s animation professionals - how they got to where they are, and what they learned along the way.  Episodes cover all areas of the industry, including storyboarding, writing, animating, directing, visual development, game design, and more. Guests have included 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 85: Co-Creators Of Adult Swim's Tigtone Share The Epic 15-Year Journey It Took To Get On TV.

This episode features co-creators Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian of Adult Swim’s Tigtone. They discuss the origins of the show, the 15-year journey it took to get on television, and the most ridiculous joke they put into Season 2 (which just premiered on Adult Swim).

You’ll also learn:

  • The unconventional way Tigtone is animated using live-action faces
  • The underlying motive Benjamin and Andrew had to pursue Tigtone for so long
  • Their number one piece of advice for aspiring series creators.

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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.

Learn more about Ibele’s work and podcast by visiting www.terryibele.com. You can find all The Animation Podcast episodes on his Soundcloud site: https://soundcloud.com/animation-podcast.

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Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.

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