I moved to Los Angeles to work in animation

by Nourigat, Natalie,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Graphic Novels G-NF 741.5 Nourigat
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Graphic Novels
Call Number  G-NF 741.5 Nourigat
The story of one woman's quest to move to Los Angeles and got a job in animation...and how you can too.

When artist Tally Nourigat left her life in Portland to move to Los Angeles and pursue a job in animation, she realized that despite her research, nothing truly prepared her for the wild world that awaited in the studios of Southern California. From grinding on storyboard test after storyboard test to getting a job at a major studio to searching for an apartment in...the Valley...this autobiographical how-to graphic novel explores the highest highs and lowest lows of pursuing a dream in animation. Brushed with a dose of humor and illustrated advice about salaries, studio culture, and everything in between, I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation is the unique insider experience you won't find anywhere else.
Getting a job
Perks of working in Animation Guild studios
A day in the life
Best things about living in L.A.
A few things to keep in mind
How to break in
Other FAQ
Alternate P.O.V.s.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Nourigat means business in this how-to graphic memoir that, as the title suggests, details her move from Portland to Los Angeles to pursue a career in animation. Part memoir, part treatise, Nourigat's frank work may well become a new bible for wannabe animators. Teeming with tried and tested advice from Nourigat herself as well as other L.A. animators, I Moved to Los Angeles feels at times like a job-fair brochure. But there may well be a place for how-to's like this. since creative professionals everywhere struggle with rising costs of living and an increasingly gig-based economy. The text is sometimes dense and often more informative than narrative, but Nourigat's illustrations brim with a charming slapstick sensibility that seems to reference the funny papers of yore. Her droll sense of humor may be the saving grace keeping the book from veering too far into shoptalk. This straight-shooting take on the animation industry may not speak to everyone, but it is sure to resonate with the aspiring animators of the world.--Ada Wolin Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Nourigat, Natalie.
Women animators -- United States -- Biography.
Women cartoonists -- United States -- Biography.
Animation (Cinematography) -- Vocational guidance -- California -- Los Angeles.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoons and comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Autobiographical comics.
Publisher Los Angeles, CA :2019
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781684152919
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