In case you haven't been following me on Twitter or facebook, I just moved to LA! I'm only planning to stay till December, but I got a job at a studio down here working on a new TV series. I can't say anything about it other than it seems like it's going to be a really fun project, and I wouldn't have gotten the job without the help of the awesome Scout Raskin. I did the animation and designs for a short that Scout wrote called "Bakerman & the Bunnymen" over the past few months while finishing my final year of animation college. It was a fun short, and when it finished, she helped me get this current studio gig. I am eternally indebted to her and Andrew Racho for helping me get the job, get settled in LA and just generally being super-nice to me.
My main work on the show doesn't officially start for another week, so my days are currently split between doing character designs and looking for apartments, setting up my phone, bank, transportation, etc. I don't drive, which will make it tough to live in LA (as everyone I meet tells me) but it seems that as long as I find a place close to work I should be okay. Later today I'm hoping to visit a few potential apartments I found online.
I've already seen some famous people I'm a fan of, which was pretty cool. It's definitely exciting being in LA. It's such a beautiful city-- even the areas that locals seem to think are ugly. There's a lot more greenery than I'm used to seeing in urban areas, and it's going to take me a while to get used to seeing mountains in the distance while walking down the street. I haven't had time to take many pictures yet, but I'll get around to it soon, hopefully.
I'll keep you all updated if anything interesting happens.