About Karen

Yes, I do see the “Scully” resemblance, now that you mention it.

Hey. I’m Karen.

And I tell stories with silly drawings and I help other people tell theirs.

If you’re looking for information about drawing storyboards and visual storytelling, you’ve come to the right place.

“Storyboard” meaning drawn pre-production storyboards for animation and film making.

Because that’s what I do and that’s what I write about here on the Storyboard Blog.

You might be:

  • a student
  • an animation artist
  • a filmmaker
  • a game designer
  • a writer
  • anyone who wants to add visuals to their work

I write tips and educational information about the craft of storyboarding usually once a week. Oh, and sometimes movie reviews, interviews with industry professionals and I’ll analyze scenes from animated movies.

(And I tend to throw in humor, sarcasm and general smartass-ness along the way.)

After a ten year career as a graphic designer in Montreal, I came to Vancouver B.C. to study Classical Animation at the Vancouver Film School. I happened to discover I had a knack for storyboarding while I was there.

So that’s the direction I took when I started my animation career and it’s the path I’ve stayed on since 1997 (gads, I’m aging myself…). I’ve storyboarded a wide variety of television shows and DVD movies over the years that you can check out here in more detail:

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For four years I was the Storyboard Instructor in the Classical Animation, Game Design, Film Production and Digital Design programs at VFS (the school I studied at). I then later returned to teaching at VFS as the storyboard instructor in the Classical Animation department for another four years.

*waves* to past and present students.

Over the years what I’ve realized is that I love STORY, period.

So I want to help other people tell their stories visually. Right now that is through storyboard mentoring and story consulting with my One-On-One Consulting Services and Mini Storyboard Critiques.

It’s cheaper than film school, baby!

More neat stuff will follow, like courses and eBooks to teach you all sorts of different aspects of storyboarding.

But for now:

To check out past posts, visit the archives page and poke around.

Visit the contact page if you have any questions or topic ideas that I can address in the blog. Or just leave a comment under a post…oooo I love comments.

You can read the blog by RSS feed or by email (on the top left) too.

Enjoy! I hope you visit often.


I currently work and reside in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Because rain rocks.