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fred-frederator-studios:

Never Compete in the Scrum. Want a Long Career? Zig When Everyone Else Zags.  
Behance’s 99U Managing Editor Sean Blanda seems to have caught something in an interview we did that captured a lot of imaginations; I’ve gotten a lot more positive feedback than usual. 
Fred Seibert is the king of downplay. He will be the first to tell you he doesn’t have a ton of skills—that his success is just something that happened to him and wasn’t the result of any calculated plan.
But Seibert can afford the humility, because his work often precedes him. Chances are, if you’ve watched television in the past 20 years, you’ve seen Seibert’s work. The MTV logo? Seibert. Nickelodeon in the late ‘90s? Also Seibert. Nick-at-Nite? Powerpuff Girls? Dextor’s Laboratory? Adventure Time? Seibert had a hand in them all.
Seibert was MTV’s first creative director, was tapped to turn around a nascent Nickelodeon in 1985, and then pushed Cartoon Network to develop beyondScooby-Doo reruns. 
The man also has a knack for picking talent, recognizing potential in unproven animators like Pendleton Ward, as well as investing early in Tumblr founder David Karp (where Seibert sat on the company’s board and was one of its first investors, a good place to be for a company that sold to Yahoo! for $1.1 billion).
Now Seibert is diving head first into online-only distribution with his animation studio Frederator, where he’s brewing up his very own House of Cards equivalent to spearhead a new era of animation. We spoke to Seibert in his mid-town Manhattan offices about how he seeks out collaborators, and how he keeps pushing himself into new territory, decades into his career.
(Read the rest here at 99U.) 
Illustration by Stanley Chow. 

fred-frederator-studios:

Never Compete in the Scrum. Want a Long Career? Zig When Everyone Else Zags.  

Behance’s 99U Managing Editor Sean Blanda seems to have caught something in an interview we did that captured a lot of imaginations; I’ve gotten a lot more positive feedback than usual. 

Fred Seibert is the king of downplay. He will be the first to tell you he doesn’t have a ton of skills—that his success is just something that happened to him and wasn’t the result of any calculated plan.

But Seibert can afford the humility, because his work often precedes him. Chances are, if you’ve watched television in the past 20 years, you’ve seen Seibert’s work. The MTV logo? Seibert. Nickelodeon in the late ‘90s? Also Seibert. Nick-at-Nite? Powerpuff GirlsDextor’s LaboratoryAdventure Time? Seibert had a hand in them all.

Seibert was MTV’s first creative director, was tapped to turn around a nascent Nickelodeon in 1985, and then pushed Cartoon Network to develop beyondScooby-Doo reruns. 

The man also has a knack for picking talent, recognizing potential in unproven animators like Pendleton Ward, as well as investing early in Tumblr founder David Karp (where Seibert sat on the company’s board and was one of its first investors, a good place to be for a company that sold to Yahoo! for $1.1 billion).

Now Seibert is diving head first into online-only distribution with his animation studio Frederator, where he’s brewing up his very own House of Cards equivalent to spearhead a new era of animation. We spoke to Seibert in his mid-town Manhattan offices about how he seeks out collaborators, and how he keeps pushing himself into new territory, decades into his career.

(Read the rest here at 99U.) 

Illustration by Stanley Chow

You didn’t think I’d forgotten, did you?

(I’m not making any promises. But this is occasionally fun to go back and doodle on at night)

Otters are naturally waterbenders.W’otterbenders.

Otters are naturally waterbenders.

W’otterbenders.

animatorlife:

Working the night before a deadline.

"Andrew! Andrew are you chewing?"
"*gulp* Noph?"
"….yeah well I hope you brought enough for everyone, spit it out."

"Andrew! Andrew are you chewing?"

"*gulp* Noph?"

"….yeah well I hope you brought enough for everyone, spit it out."

That feeling when the tumblr app shows you a half second glimpse of a really interesting post before moving your timeline to the top and it doesn’t matter how much you scroll you will NEVER find it again.

There’s not enough fanart of these guys.
"We’re made of unstable molecules!"

There’s not enough fanart of these guys.

"We’re made of unstable molecules!"

My general reaction to subtweets. Or complaints about people whose category I may also fall into.

My general reaction to subtweets. Or complaints about people whose category I may also fall into.

Doodling while my playlist autoshuffles. Some songs just make ya feel good. :3

Doodling while my playlist autoshuffles. Some songs just make ya feel good. :3

snapai:

WordGirl credits! Since folks have been posting these to Facebook, might as well post them here too. (disclaimer: These are screenshotted from the PBSKids website version, no internal resources were used in creating this tumblr post.)

But yeah! First aired episode of WordGirl series 7, (season 5 by PBS’s numbering)

Featuring sarahj-art / sarahsketches, kurtsnyder, lizbreenwrites, cakemadeofbees, alexdraws, bugglet, itsleahelaine, itscarororo, jppeartree snapai and lots more!

Please help me fill in the list of tumblrs in case other folks have some I don’t know about yet!

Hm I suspect mrneilesq is Neil Tenczar there in the animation credits too. ANYONE ELSE?