I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation is a graphic novel by Natalie Nourigat, published under the BOOM! Box imprint by BOOM! Studios. It shows Nourigat's experiences in finding work in the animation industry and her decision to move to Los Angeles. It also includes insights and practical advice from other people she's met in the industry, such as Angie Wang, a prop designer on Steven Universe, and Antoine Ettori, story artist on Illumination Entertainment's upcoming movie Sing 2.
The book was first released to comic book stores on December 26, 2018, followed by bookstores on January 1, 2019. The BOOM! Studios website includes a link to the Comic Shop Locator Service to help you find a store near you that sells it (or you can click here to go there now).
A preview of the first dozen pages is available on the BOOM! Studios page.
Publisher's synopsis Edit
When artist Natalie Nourigat left her life in Portland to move to Los Angeles and pursue a job in animation, she realized that despite her research, nothing truly prepared her for the wild world that awaited in the studios of Southern California.
This autobiographical how-to graphic novel explores the highest highs and lowest lows of pursuing a dream in animation. Brushed with a dose of humor and illustrated advice about salaries, studio culture, and everything in between, I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation is the unique insider experience you won’t find anywhere else.
Awards and nominations Edit
- Nominated for Best Non-fiction Comic Work, 2019 Ringo Awards.
Note: The "where to buy" links on this page were incorrect as of December 15, 2018 and take you to the pages for Pandora's Legacy. See below for correct links.