tumblr_n4piduqRIE1qmkdmco3_500Congratulations to Jeanna Patterson from Woburn Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, Ontario!  Her character with overalls wins the runner-up prize - animation art books from The Labyrinth Bookstore. What would be your dream job?  Hopefully, to either be a character designer or storyboard artist for future children's shows!  Art and animation in general have always been my strongest passions, and if I am able to work on a show that makes children from all walks of life feel positively represented, it would honestly mean the world to me. Do you have a favorite animator?  I have a couple, actually!  Rebecca Sugar, Raven Molisee, Robin Steele (of "Stickin' Around" fame,) Emily Youcis (NSFW,) Danny Antonucci, Bruce W. Smith and Milton Knight.  Although they all vary WILDLY in style and content, I really love their unique and distinct character designs and just how WELL they can all convey emotion, personality and body language in every character they help create. Do you have a favorite movie(s) or comic(s)?  A TONNE. For movies, I'd definitely say Paranorman, Lilo and Stitch, The Princess and the Frog, The Lion King, Kung Fu Pandas 1 and 2, Sonic OVA and The Prince of Egypt! Comic-wise.  I do really enjoy Warrior U, Tintin,  Fullmetal Alchemist, Attack on Titan, Naoki Urasawa's Monster, and Inuyasha.  Here are the other 2014 APW Character Design Contest winners.
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