If You Are Thinking Of Starting An Animation Career In L.A., You NEED To Read This Comic
That’s all true, of course, but the insights she offers in her comic cover basic aspects of the Los Angeles animation industry (and L.A. living in general) that I have never seen laid out so clearly or comprehensively in a public document.
There’s tons of practical (and common sense) advice in her comic that will apply to anyone thinking of making the jump to L.A. from the simple act of moving and finding a place to live through applying and taking tests for animation jobs, and then workplace tips for those who have made it into the industry.
Nourigat’s relatively short experience in the industry works to her advantage, because it allows her to present information from the perspective of an entry-level industry artist, and not someone with the jaded outlook of an veteran. (It would be illuminating to read a follow-up comic after she’s been in the industry for a few more years.)
Industry-focused schools need to make this required curriculum for their students, but until that happens, you should pick up a copy on Gumroad. It is the best $10 investment you can make toward launching an L.A. animation career.