I loved this comic. It was informative without being boring, the story was inspiring without feeling preachy. I know a lot of people who are interested in this industry and i am going to recommend this graphic novel to every one of them. This isn't a "how to be a animator guide" and it never claims to be. But her story and insight in the Animation industry are so compelling, i would recommend reading this book regardless of your interest in her occupation.
The book is very good at telling you the upsides and downsides for careers in animation. Gonna love the freedom of expression and community, but you're gonna probably have to tackle homesickness and other issues to make it. What really helps drive the story home is the last section of the book where some of the author's peers give their stories, showing that there is more than one way for someone to get into the industry.
Short but full of useful information, not on just getting into animation in Los Angeles, but on getting to LA and what life is like there. Multiple artists give different perspectives on how to get in and life and work in LA. As a bonus, the book is full of beautiful art that could be a lesson in itself.
This book was funny, insightful, and such a personal view of what it’s like surviving in animation. I thoroughly enjoy the advice, the art, and everything in between. A must read for those with the hope of one day getting in animation.
You can learn a lot about the animation business and Los Angeles. This is great for anyone wanting to get into the movie industry. All told in a biographical style. A young lady who is living the experience.
I’m a freelance layout design artist living in washington, and this book has lots of info if you’re considering moving to L.A for animation. I found it to be very informative and I really enjoyed reading it.
Thank you for illustrating and writing this, Natalie! It was charming, funny, and gave me insight that I did need and some I didn't know I needed! Your book has renewed hope in me that I might follow in your footsteps eventually.