Sam Spina may be doing his dream job, but that doesn’t mean every day is a ball. The storyboard artist has drawn a 12-page comic in which he reveals the ups and down, the freedoms and anxieties, of his career.
Spina got his break on Cartoon Network’s Regular Show and the upcoming HBO Max series Close Enough. There, he met fellow storyboarder Owen Dennis, who subsequently invited him to work on a show he’d created, Infinity Train. After its second season aired on Cartoon Network in January, Spina published this comic on Twitter.
In it, he outlines the five-week storyboarding cycle on the show, from script reading — via design, drawing, and pitching — all the way to clean-up. He’s upfront about the pressure he’s often under, as well as his own worries and shortcomings: his impostor syndrome, his tendency to procrastinate.