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Education On Fire - Sharing creative and inspiring learning in our schools - Mark Taylor BONUS EPISODE, 15th May 2020
141: How to become an animator with Evan Burse
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141: How to become an animator with Evan Burse

Do you want to know how to become a successful animator and create a YouTube channel with over 260,000 subscribers? Listen to how Evan Burse from The Cartoon Block did it.

Evan has been an animation professional for over 10 years. He’s worked on such shows as Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Black Panther, Marvel’s Hulk and The Agents of S.M.A.S.H., and Teen Titans.

Since 2009, Evan has been passionately teaching aspiring artists how to draw their favourite characters on his YouTube channel, Cartoon Block. The channel has accumulated over 260,000 subscribers and over 18 million views. Evan enjoys sharing his passion for drawing while inspiring young artists to follow their artistic goals.

His website is dedicated to helping you become a better artist. Whether it’s impressing your friends…or improving your portfolio so you can get a job in the animation/comic book industry; whatever your dreams are, Evan is here to help you make them a reality!

Evan lives in Los Angeles, California


Questions asked on the Podcast

  1. Who are you?
  2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?
  3. What was valuable about your school experience?
  4. Which teachers do you remember and why?
  5. Who did you admire when you were young?
  6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?
  7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?
  8. What advice would you give your younger self?
  9. What does your future look like?
  10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?


Resources mentioned

Puff Daddy

Russell Simmons


Contact information 


The Cartoon Block Youtube Channel

The Cartoon Block Facebook Page

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