Leo Matsuda

Leo Matsuda is a Brazilian artist who works in the story department at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He has previously worked as a character layout artist on The Simpsons and in the story department at Blue Sky Studios.

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Leo’s blog is full of personal drawings and projects. Leo relates funny stories in storyboard form, such as this one about being ridiculed for his squirrel appreciation. More personal boards about embarrassing, relatable moments are on almost every blog page.

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His development as an artist is well documented online. You can see Matsuda’s old story portfolio here from his time spent as an intern at Pixar circa 2008. His old portfolio from around the same time is also viewable online. Current work can be seen on his regular blog and Tumblr.

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Chris McDonnell

Chris McDonnell’s recent animation productions include segments for Tour de Pharmacy (HBO), Lady Dynamite (Netflix), Comedy Bang Bang (IFC), Kroll Show (Comedy Central), Mike Tyson Mysteries (Adult Swim). Chris’s books include Steven Universe: Art & Origins and Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo, Sasquatch’s Big Hairy Drawing Book, and Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi. He works from his studio McD Workshop and teaches animation at The University of the Arts and Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia.

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