Cartoon Network Studios Chooses Six Finalists For Its Inaugural Storyboard Artist Training Programme

Cartoon Network Studios Chooses Six Finalists For Its Inaugural Storyboard Artist Training Programme

Cartoon Network Studios Chooses Six Finalists For Its Inaugural Storyboard Artist Training Programme

Cartoon Network Studios has announced the finalists for its first ever Storyboard Artist Training Programme. The Storyboard Artist Training Programme is a 12-week long paid course on the fundamentals of storyboarding, specifically for content formatted for television.

More than 2,000 people have applied for the training programme, but six artists were specifically chosen based on their artwork portfolio and their ability to express storytelling through the use of art. The Cartoon Network Storyboard Artist Training Programme forms part of Cartoon Network Studios Academy’s Artists Incubator Initiative, which was developed in response to growing industry demand for storyboard artists for children’s animation productions.

Starting next Monday (4th February) until 26th April, the six finalists will be taught storyboarding techniques, dialogue writing, gesture drawing and expressing physical comedy through the use of drawings. The six finalists will also get production experience with various in-house production crews and will be taught by special guest instructors including Matt Burnett and Ben Levin (creator of Craig of the Creek), Owen Dennis (creator of the upcoming series – Infinity Train), Julia Pott (creator of Summer Camp Island) and JG Quintel (creator of Regular Show and the upcoming TBS series – Close Enough).

The chosen six Storyboard Artist Training Programme finalists:

Marcy Bones

Marcy is a storyboard artist who has worked in indie games, comics, and animation. Recently, she had a comic featured in Stacked Deck Press’s all-trans comics anthology, We’re Still Here, and has completed storyboarding work with independent video game developer and publisher – WayForward Technologies. Marcy is also developing a television pitch, The Other Town. She graduated of Savannah College of Art and Design.

Jazzlyn Weaver

Jazzlyn is a 2D artist who specialises in storyboarding and visual development. Jazzlyn has worked as a storyboard artist for the Universal Phoenix Group, and as a 2D artist for EsianMail, where she gained experience in visual development, storyboards, character design, sound and editing. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Animation from Sam Houston State University, and attended the 2016 UCLA Film & Television Summer Institute where she obtained her Certificate of Completion, Creative Producing.

Christine Le

Christine graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Entertainment Art/Animation and a minor in Cinema and Television Arts. Christine previously was on Pixar’s Summer Story Intensive programme and also participated in Cartoon Network’s 2016 Animation Jam.

Alabaster Pizzo

While working for LA-based Shadowmachine Animation (known for its animation work on Robot Chicken, The Shivering Truth and Final Space), Alabaster completed backgrounds for Netflix’s upcoming Tuca and Bertie series. The New York’s School of Visual Arts graduate also previously worked as a storyboarder on Cartoon Network’s Summer Camp Island.

Brigitte Woltjen

Brigitte also attended New York’s School of Visual Art, she has worked as a freelance illustrator and created several of her own projects.

Miranda Harmon

Miranda has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Art History from Maryland’s Goucher College. Miranda has worked as an illustrator, cartoonist and coloring assistant for clients including Cards Against Humanity, Lion Forge and Scholastic Books.

New Mobile Game: Adventure Time Puzzle Quest

Adventure Time Puzzle Quest

Today (23/07/2015), games publisher D3 Go! and Cartoon Network announced that a new mobile game called Adventure Time Puzzle Quest is now available worldwide as a free-to-play download on Apple’s App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. Adventure Time Puzzle Quest is an all-new match-3 puzzle mobile game that features the characters of Adventure Time as well as its brilliant humour.

Developed by WayForward in partnership with Cartoon Network, join Finn, Jake and friends in a radical new journey through the Land of Ooo and encounter baddies attacking from every direction. In the very first Adventure Time match-3 puzzle experience, complete super cool battles and heroic quests to level-up characters, unlock new abilities and acquire new loot that you can craft into battle ready items. Select your favourite Adventure Time characters in more than 30 magical and fun-filled quests and daily events, and compete in awesome tournaments for some super cool prizes! Brand new fun-filled adventures will greet you each week!

Peter Andrew, vice president of publishing, D3 Go! made this statement regarding Adventure Time Puzzle Quest, he also mentioned that there will be more updates in the future:

“We are full of excitement that a brand new Puzzle Quest experience is now available everywhere and to be able to capture all the craziness of the Adventure Time world with even more fun to unveil in future updates”

Pete Yoder, vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises also made a comment about the new game and how this type of entertainment provides new and different experiences for Adventure Time fans:

“Gaming has always been an integral piece of the Adventure Time franchise as it allows for new and different experiences that extend our fans’ connections with the brand,” said . “Building on a successful relationship with D3 Go! that spawned Card Wars, we’re excited to once again create a game in Adventure Time Puzzle Quest that fuses the best of both franchises to create a unique gaming experience for fans.”

Adventure Time was created by Pendleton Ward and produced by Cartoon Network Studios and Federator Studios. Adventure Time season six is currently airing on Cartoon Network feeds across the Europe, the Middle East and Africa region.

For additional details and updates on Adventure Time Puzzle Quest, please visit

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