Hello

My name is Maddy. I am a storyboard artist at nickelodeon, I have a webcomic called Help Us! Great Warrior and a cat named Dirtbike.
I got to see a preview of @lizclimo ‘s book! It comes out Sept.23! Also i will be on a panel with Liz and friends on Oct.2 at Diesel bookstore in Brentwood! See you there!!!

I got to see a preview of @lizclimo ‘s book! It comes out Sept.23! Also i will be on a panel with Liz and friends on Oct.2 at Diesel bookstore in Brentwood! See you there!!!

potatofarmgirl:

Fave new anime, I love space and dolphins.  May the ribbon of fate guide you.

omg yuriko!!!!!!

potatofarmgirl:

Fave new anime, I love space and dolphins.  May the ribbon of fate guide you.

omg yuriko!!!!!!

4lbus asked: i think you've already answered this question... but are you coming to spx this year?

Yes! Sharing a table with my buddy Nathan Bulmer!

Comics Awards For Women and PoC

blackgirlnerds:

Comics Awards For Women and PoC

CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) recently launched the “Cupcake Award,” a $250 microgrant to self-publish a new comic that comes with mentorship from Annie Koyama (the powerhouse behind Koyama Press) and a free table at next year’s show. CAKE is a young comics show, just going in to their fourth year, and they work to distinguish themselves by nurturing and supporting early-career comic…

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cruisinginmycumulus asked: An artist survey! T.y. Maddy if you can! If you cant no probs! 1-What kind of work does your job entail? 2-How did you break into the industry? How did you land your first client/job 3-What do employers look for in an illustrator/ freelancer 4-How do you showcase yourself? Drop-ins, printed portfolio, social media, blogs, website portfolio? 5-When applying for a position/ job what media do you submit/ take along; i.e. printed portfolio, resume, sketchbook, stickers, business cards, post cards?

My new job is Story board artist, that means I get to come up with jokes and draw goofy poses with my board partner.
The rest of the answers are “put stuff on the internet”

My board partner @colin_heck worked on Korra and took me over to meet Bryan Konietzko & Mike DiMartino (creators of Last Airbender&Korra) and they signed a poster for meeeeeee!!!
Lol also i got promoted to storyboard artist on Bad Seeds.

My board partner @colin_heck worked on Korra and took me over to meet Bryan Konietzko & Mike DiMartino (creators of Last Airbender&Korra) and they signed a poster for meeeeeee!!!
Lol also i got promoted to storyboard artist on Bad Seeds.

Doing free sketches at Monster Milk booth #1232!!!!!!!#sdcc2014

Doing free sketches at Monster Milk booth #1232!!!!!!!#sdcc2014

Wow all the best people in the same room what a weird coincidence!!!!!! #beeandpuppycat #sdcc2014

Wow all the best people in the same room what a weird coincidence!!!!!! #beeandpuppycat #sdcc2014

muscle-temple:

Papa Triple H is proud of u…

Every time I see Randy Orton pose……

muscle-temple:

Papa Triple H is proud of u…

Every time I see Randy Orton pose……

depcute asked: What sort of revisions do storyboard revisionists make?

depends !

For me it’s : redrawing characters to keep them on model- adding backgrounds to scenes- adding more poses so the dialogue is enhanced- once in a while I’ll get to re-board a scene if Standards and Practices says that there have to be changes (board artists are busy working on the next board so they don’t have time for that) 

itsbumblr asked: A late congratulations on the Adventure Time episode! I was just curious, how did you pick up storyboarding? Is it something you just had to get a crash course in by observing and practicing it in action? Did making comics for all those years help out? Maybe you just studied it and the answer is super simple. Does Dirtbike ever drool? My gf's cat does. It's gross and adorable. Grodorable.

I know so little about technical storyboarding(technique and camera movements) but I feel more confident in jokes and dialogue and coming up with stories- so that’s where that balances out! 

Having done comics for a while seems to help a bit- but a Storyboard is like drawing a super inefficient comic. Every pose and movement has to be tracked versus in a comic I can have a person sitting in a room and then suddenly be in another room. 

I bought books on storyboarding and would study whatever boards I could find online~~ 

For Adventure Time, Adam Muto did so so so much and the revisionists corrected every mistake I made- so it’s all a huge team effort!!

Dirtbike doesn’t drool, but she purrs nonstop (like an engine, hence the name Dirtbike!)

I was one of the judges for the Nickelodeon Tumblr Fan Art Contest and these are some of my notes…

I was one of the judges for the Nickelodeon Tumblr Fan Art Contest and these are some of my notes…

sometimes it’s the little victories that get me through the day…

sometimes it’s the little victories that get me through the day…