Ethan DeBoer Art

About Me

Hi! My name is Ethan DeBoer. I am a cartoonist and animator from Illinois, currently living in Atlanta, GA. My passion is animation and animation history as a whole. I believe that animation is the most expressive medium in film and television, and it can do a multitude of things that live action can not. My dream is to one day be creative director on a animated television show or film. With that job, I would like to create a story with heart, humor, and a entertaining plot that is fun for both children and adults.

For business inquiries contact ethandeboerart@gmail.com

Experience

  • Bento Box Atlanta (December 2020 – Present)
    • Worked on multiple animated sitcoms including The Prince and unannounced project.
    • Animated scenes using rigs, backgrounds, and storyboards provided to me.
    • Used Toon Boom Harmony
  • CatCow Animation Studio (Summer 2020)
    • Worked on character design sheets, mouth chart, illustrations, and animations for both social media and Netflix pitch
    • Used Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, Adobe Animate, Adobe Illustrator
  • Northern Illinois University Digital Convergence Lab https://dcl.niu.edu/ (July 2019 – Feb 2020)
    • Animated short 2D video modules for clients
    • Adobe Animate CC, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro
    • Traditionally animated simple actions (hand motions, lip syncing, head turning) using a drawing tablet

Skills

  • Rig based animation in Toon Boom Harmony
  • Drawing on tablets in Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, and other drawing programs
  • Drawing in traditional pencil and ink pen, specializing in stylistic, round, cartoon designs.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere
  • Friendly demeanor and works well with others.

Inspirations

  • Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Lab, Samurai Jack, Sym-Bionic Titan)
  • Craig McCracken (Powerpuff Girls, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Wander Over Yonder)
  • Stephen Hillenburg (Spongebob Squarepants)
  • Phillip Lord and Chris Miller (Clone High, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Lego Movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Lincoln Pierce (Big Nate)
  • Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls)
  • Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants)