E18: Sabrina Cortugno, on animation

The  most charming Kickstarter I’ve backed is undoubtedly Sabrina Cortugno’s Bleeding Heart campaign. Sabrina is a storyboard artist on Gravity Falls and her Bleeding Heart project was a step away from animation and in to the world comic art.

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Oh my gosh! In just over a day, we’ve hit not only the initial funding goal, but tore through every stretch goal I had planned!Sabrina Cortugno, Artist & Animator

Bleeding Heart was 28-page about a young man named Henry – a scientist-in-
training who one night encounters an injured werewolf collapsed on his doorstep. Who could resist that tale? Coupled with great rewards it was an unstoppable project, soaring past 100% funding in a day, and going on to raise $23,000 from almost a thousand backers. I really wanted to chat to Sabrina for the Podcast, not so much about Kickstarter but about Sabrina’s thoughts on animation. She attended CalArts and honed her craft at Gobelin in Paris so I was curious what she’d found – story or pictures, what’s first in making great animation?

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