EFNW is coming up and they have Jayson Thiessen and Big Jim Miller on board. Read words below.
It’s time to set up the directors chairs and yell ‘action,’ Supervising Director Jayson Thiessen and Director Big Jim Miller will be Special Guests at Everfree Northwest 2015! That’s right, the gentlemen in charge of keeping the pony train running will be joining us in Seattle this ! We couldn’t be happier to have them joining us, and we hope you’ll join us in welcoming them to the con!
Jayson Thiessen was raised in western Canada on a healthy cartoon diet of Looney Tunes, Disney and 80’smorning shows. His love of the animated medium spawned a desperate desire to draw and create, filling numerous sketchbooks with silly cartoon ideas and characters. Ever since 1998, he has worked in the Vancouver animation industry starting as a classical animator, then transitioning to digital Flash animation and working his way up the ranks to become a Director. In 2009 he took on the role of Supervising Director for the latest incarnation of the Hasbro series, “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” and applied his complete love and attention towards the show, which went on to become a runaway cult sensation around the world. In 2012, Jayson directed the spinoff My Little Pony movie; “Equestria Girls” which debuted at the LA film festival in 2013. He was later elevated to Co-Executive Producer on the series and continues to direct the latest season. He also appears as a guest speaker at various fan and industry conventions, where he talks about his experiences and expertise in animation production and directing.
Big Jim Miller
Big Jim Miller is a storyboard artist, cartoonist, director, and improviser living in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He has worked primarily as a storyboard artist, most notably for 10 years at a.k.a. Cartoon Inc. on Cartoon Network’s ‘Ed, Edd n’ Eddy’, where he was a part of all 5 seasons, the 3 holiday specials and the tv movie. He has also done storyboard work on ‘Kid Vs. Kat’, Capcom’s 'Dead Rising 3’ and the Hub’s ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”. After starting on MLP, he has since moved on to storyboard supervising seasons 2 and 3 of that series, as well as the 'Equestria Girls’ direct to DVD movie. Season 4 of MLP saw Jim promoted to co-director, episodes of which are currently airing on the Hub Network. You can also see his work on the comic strip ‘Mystery: Solved!’ available bi-monthly in Skeptical Inquirer magazine.
If you want to meet these two amazing directors, don’t forget to register for Everfree Northwes t today! The convention is only a month and a half away. So join us and see Jayson Thiessen, Big Jim Miller, and our other fantastic guests at EFNW 2015!
(Art by Dana “Pedantia” Simpson )