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July 27, 2020  

Joanna Davidovich, Animator, Monkey Rag

July 27, 2020

I (@JoshMonkwords) got a chance to catch up this time around with animator, artist, and parent Joanna Davidovich (@JoTheZette). You can lately find Joanna livestreaming her animation commissions, personal projects, and requests on social channels when she’s not balancing client work and two small kids.

There’s a cloud over everything we do right now - 2020 is a doozy.

We couldn’t have had a better timed opportunity to talk about the realities we’re all facing as we navigate family and work dynamics, and how both the pandemic and the natural progression of years have changed things for us.

Joanna and I talk business too – she’s has been a working animator for well over a decade now, and uses her public persona as a live-streaming animator both to serve as inspiration, education, and entertainment to her audience, and to give herself company while she works.

Here’s a good entry point to look up on Youtube if you’re not familiar with her work: Joanna finished a classic style cartoon called Monkey Rag a number of years ago – we don’t talk about it in great detail but you ought to check it out. I choose to believe it’s about the issues we create for ourselves getting the better of us despite our best intentions.

Joanna’s got a joyful soul and it was a pleasure to be able to chat not so much about education and business and how she came up, but other types of creative work life realities equally important to analyze.