Story Artists ask for your Support
In recent decades, Storyboard Artists have begun shouldering the responsibilities of multiple crafts and classifications. As a result, jobs are disappearing; Character Layout and Cleanup jobs, for example, have almost completely gone extinct. Storyboard Artists continue to absorb additional duties like writing, timing, model design, work in 3D software, and sound design. In turn, Storyboard Artists struggle to keep up with production schedules. Furthermore, Storyboard Artists who write on board-driven shows are not compensated in proportion to their labor, even though they are essentially, at best, performing two jobs, most of the time without additional time in the schedule. Despite all this, Storyboard Artist pay has not changed since the craft’s inception, and the time allotted for Storyboard Artists to complete this work has nearly halved. This job creep affects animation crafts across the board - Timers, Designers, Writers, and even Editors. We stand with our fellow artists and are grateful for the support we receive in return.