Hey. I’m Karen.
I tell stories with silly drawings and I help other people tell theirs.
Because I love STORY.
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 did and that’s what I wrote about here on the Storyboard Blog. I wrote tips and educational information about the craft of storyboarding for a few years for people like this:
- animation artists
- anyone who wants to add visuals to their work
I’d sometimes write movie reviews, have interviews with industry professionals and I’d analyze scenes from animated movies.
(And I tended 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. And I was good at boards.
So that’s the direction I took when I started my animation career and it’s the path I 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:
For four years I was also 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.
Then I stopped writing on the blog.
For a LONG time.
And I became a Director. And pretty much stopped writing here for good.
But the information is still valid. (At least MOST of it is anyway.) Soooooooo…
- If you need basic information about storyboarding, check out storyboards 101.
- Need some career advice?
- Or maybe you’re interested in scripts and storytelling.
For all of the past posts, please visit the archives page and look around.
I might be starting up some new stuff in the very near future though.
Stay tuned and enjoy!
I currently work and reside in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Because rain rocks.