Frank Espinosa is an American animator and cartoonist and since July 2018 our Artistic Director. He has worked extensively for DISNEY and WARNER BROS., having redesigned the LOONEY TUNES characters in 1992, fashioned a series of Looney Tunes U.S. postage stamps, and designed the Baby Looney Tunes characters, among other achievements. In 2005–2006, Espinosa produced the comic book ROCKETO, published by Speakeasy Comics and Image Comics. Espinosa’s art can also be seen in a two-part back-up feature starring the Living Totem by writer Zeb Wells in Doc Samson (Marvel Comics) #4–5 (April–May 2006). In 2007, Espinosa drew the first two issues of the Image Comics series KILLING GIRL. Espinosa began teaching Character and World Design as part of the Comparative Media Studies program at the M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in fall 2006. Espinosa was nominated for three 2006 Eisner Awards: Best New Series (Rocketo), Best Continuing Series (Rocketo), and Best Cover Artist.
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Flavia Scuderi (Disney, Futurama) is a comic artist based in Berlin currently working in the games area for Wooga and as a freelance visual artist. As our star ambassador her 10years+ career ranging from Disney (Princess, Kim Possible, Witch, L) to game production to her own graphic novel "WAGNER" (Text: Andreas Völlinger, Knesebeck – a biography about Richard Wagner) is powering up our College. In 2005 she received the "Pitch Me" Award for the best animated TV series. For the Berlin game company Wooga she created the artworks in FUTURAMA "Game of Drones" and did do the character design for Hexe Lili new seasons as well as Mia and Me. Other projects she was working on are Monster Allergy, Knax, Sorgenfresser, Kleine ICE etc. We are very happy to have her on board to share her experience with you. see a taste of her work @http://skudo.deviantart.com/ She was giving a talk at TEDx in Berlin 2017 which we highly recommend: WHY COMICS are GREAT (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0sB68jnhHg ) Her theme of "HOW TO BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL VISUAL ARTIST" in talks, giving feedback to students, limited workshops and being part of our jury for the yearly projects is the precious input she can give while growing her career even more (...and working on a new graphic novel).