“You’re not a professional because somebody pays you to draw. You have to turn your mind toward professionalism.”
In this episode, we interview one of Chris’ best buddies in the industry – Justin Copeland – storyboard artist for Marvel Studios.
Justin is working on the new Avengers cartoon for Disney XD.
He tells us the story of his transition to a successful career in animation after struggling in comics for a a few years.
He talks about the differences between working in comics and working in animation and explains why all comics artists should, at some point, learn to storyboard for animation.
“You’re not a professional because somebody pays you to draw.”
He gives some fascinating “behind the scenes” insight into the production of animated, action TV shows and tells some honest stories from his own life that will help to ease the minds of comics creators who hope to become storyboard artists. …right before he lays the smack down.
He shares his passion for filmmaking, SketchUp and the production process and gets Chris so revved up he almost explodes.
“I’m not just drawing for my director or our producers or Jeph Loeb… I’m drawing for our audience.”
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What did you get out of the interview with Justin?
And just out of curiosity, have you ever considered applying your comics-skills to storyboards?