Jess Española is a Filipino animator. He previously worked as assistant director on The Simpsons and has also worked as assistant director on Futurama and King of The Hill.
Jess grew up in an impoverished area in Central Luzon as the son of a single mother. He relied on his imagination to cope during the frequent occasions when he did not have enough to eat.
Highly talented, he managed to stay at the top of his class while growing up. He was given a scholarship to the University of the Philippines where he enrolled in the College of Fine Arts, majoring in painting and studio arts.
He was awarded a scholarship by UP Fine Arts Alumni Foundation & Melquiades M. Castro Scholarship Foundation. He supported himself by working while completing his degree. He graduated from the university in 1984.
Jess Española was the first Filipino to win an Emmy, which he won for working on "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind".
At the time, he wasn't an American citizen. Americans of Filipino descent had won Emmys in the past, but never a full Filipino.
Toon City Animation Studio
Working together with me and Team Kate to bring you animated Episodes of Bad Date Kate is Toon City Animation Studio.
ToonCity provides animation production services for feature film, television series, 2D, CGI and Flash. The company offers complete production service including Layout, Animation, Clean Up, and Inbetweening, and CGI Animation.
Emmy Award Winning, Toon City started as a traditional animation service provider for Walt Disney Television Animation, Toon City (based on the Philippines) has steadily grown over the years into becoming a choice subcontracting animation facility of Asia.
My name is Larissa Marcano and I am an art student who loves to design and illustrate and write! I am into many things artistic, costume designing, digital painting, concept design, painting, script writing, and environment design! I've been drawing since I could remember and I am happy to start drawing as a future career. I enjoy so many things, it's hard to choose one, especially when it comes to film and colors. Never ask me what my favorite things are unless you want to always hear a list of them! I am very pleased to finally get a chance to use my artistic abilities for animation! It is a dream come true to see my designs be published. I am so grateful for how far I've gotten and all the hard work I have done to get to a starting point and hopefully I will excel more in the future!
Learn More about Larissa's Art Go To https://www.linkedin.com/in/larissa-marcano
Maxwell McGee is an award winning voice actor/radio personality/performer represented by Los Angeles talent agency AB2 Talent.
He is currently on the air for 5 different radio stations in CT doing news and music based broadcasting work. He has voiced, directed, and produced films, television/radio commercials, animated series, video games, imaging, and trailers for local, regional, and national clients.
Some of these projects were in the Cannes Film Festival, national television, and dozens of top markets. He is also the voice of Jack in the animated series Bad Date Kate.
He works full time in the radio and voice over industry with his own broadcast quality recording studio.
I'm goal oriented and like to accomplish all of my tasks to perfection. I’m interested in animation purely for my love of story telling. I studied animation and everything that is included in the animation pipeline for 10 years at San Jose State University and I was in the animation program for all four years of high school. I have been producing animated shorts since 2013. I have also been self-publishing my own comic books since 2008. I have knowledge in 3D animation using Autodesk Maya and skills in modeling, rigging biped characters, UV mapping, texturing, and of course animation.
Learn more about Eduardo's Work https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseejuarez
View Eduardo's Art on www.caricaturastudio.com
Mike Ryan attended the University of Central Florida as an experimental animation major. He specializes in both traditional and digital forms of animation, intermixing both mediums and remaining open to exploration and innovation. Ryan's subjects observe the role of society's underdog, the human condition, and the little things we tend to take for granted in life. Ryan strives for excellence in his creative work which has been awarded twice at U.C.F. with the J.R. Hopes Scholarship for Animation and the Sony Scholarship.
To Learn more about Mike's Art Go to www.mikeryananimation.com
Jesus is a Character Animator who specializes in Studio/ Freelance Digital Animation for Television, the Web, or other Venues. Jesus' finger prints can be found on Shows such as Word Girl, Super Jail, and The Awesomes. He's had a hand at Character Design, Storyboarding, as well as Animation ( both cut-out style and freehand). He strives to apply the wealth of knowledge from working with talented individuals around him, developing long lasting bonds with animation peers and feed off each other’s creative passion to make some highly concentrated animated WIN for all to bask in.
To Learn more about Jesus and his Work go to www.linkedin.com/in/jesus-colon-30208719
Gable grew up on a farm in Sandersville, Georgia before attending Ringling College of Art and Design where he completed his BFA in Computer Animation. Since, Gable has worked as a freelance storyboard artist in TV, Movies, commercials, web series, and animation. He has worked with Adult Swim, and had his storyboards featured on the SyFy Channel.
To Learn more about Gable Marynell and his Art go to www.artstation.com/artist/gmarynell
Demarrio grew up in Mississippi before arriving in Atlanta. While pursuing his career in the world of animation and films, Demarrio continued his education at the Art Institute of Atlanta with a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts and Animations. He has also received great achievements for his work, winning the awards for Best Portfolio in Media Arts and Animation, and Outstanding Academic Performance. Demarrio has worked on varies independent projects dealing with 3D modeling, graphic designs, and game development.
To Learn more about Demarrio and his Art go to www.linkedin.com/in/demarrio-ware-594969a5
André is a storyboard artist and illustrator from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Born and raised in Louisiana, He had a knack for visual storytelling growing up with animated movies and televisions shows. His passion is creating dynamic storytelling and engaging action sequences to draw in the viewer.
Learn more about Andre and his Art at www.andrepsmith.com