Here’s an interesting interview with former-ish animator Jay Robinson, about the highs and lows of working in television animation.
- There’s no job security; people in TV animation get laid off when their work is done and may or may not get rehired for the next go-around. Robinson says he was laid off 3-4 times. He, along with 39 other people, get laid off for good last November.
Robinson’s work still hangs in poster form at Von D’s Hollywood shop; Metallica lead singer James Hetfield told him his work inspires the band; and [Bam] Margera sent him a letter, thanking him for the sketch of a nude skateboarding Bart Simpson clad in Margera’s tattoos.
“We spent the next two hours drawing characters on bar napkins for drinks. It’s a great girl-gettin’ job.”