You are Reading a Top 100 Animation Site That You Need To Know

According to Tom Fronczak of Animation Career Review this blog of mine is a Top 100 Animation Site that you need to know. In fact it comes in at number 88. Given that Tom says he reviewed over 1000 sites to eventually reach his final 100 that makes my appearance just that little bit more special.

Animation Career Review is a site that is geared towards promoting careers in animation and related fields and has the goal of being the number one resource for aspiring animators. As I spend much of my time giving hints and tips in this blog it's great to be recognized on a list that speaks to my own target audience.

I must admit I didn't expect to find myself on the list. I actually saw the article shared on one of my animator friends Facebook pages and decided to post it to my own Facebook wall so I could refer back to it and see if it contained any really useful links. It was certainly a surprise to me (and my friend who hadn't spotted my name in there). For me it's just a nice buzz to be noticed by someone who has probably never in heard of me until they started researching their article.

To put things in perspective, I'm an independent animator, in every sense of the word. Outside of my success with GoAnimate I have next to no reputation or credibility in the animation industry. I've never worked for a studio, never studied animation anywhere beyond reading books on the subject, and have yet to produce any significant animation featuring my own artwork (Does the limited animation of Puppy Love count?).

The closest to anything with any kind of street cred I've done is that I once created an animation for Dream Works Animation SKG (Yes the studio that brought you Shrek and Madagascar). Though it's not something I boast about because the more I explain what the job entailed the less impressive it sounds. Plus it was sub contracted so I never worked for them directly.

Hence why it's nice to get some recognition on a list with plenty of very credible sites. This is the first time my blog has been recognized somewhere that actually matters.





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