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Brianne Drouhard is a United States author, artist, director, and animator, known for her book Billie the Unicorn and her webcomic, Harpy Gee. Drouhard has been involved in animation since 2004, when she was a character designer for the Teen Titans TV series. Her current projects include Harpy Gee and Boom! Studios' Mega Princess.

Drouhard has contributed to several television series, including The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Class of 3000, Out of Jimmy's Head, and Pig Goat Banana Cricket. She also directed and produced the TV short Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld.[1]

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Personal lifeEdit

Drouhard attended the California State Summer School for the Arts and the Character Animation Program at the California Institute of the Arts.[2][3]

CareerEdit

Brianne Drouhard worked as a character designer on various animated TV shows throughout the 2000s, such as Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Teen Titans. While Drouhard worked on Batman: The Brave and the Bold from 2008 to 2011, DC Comics announced the formation of DC Nation Shorts to everyone working in the animation department at Warner Bros. Looking at the list of characters that Drouhard could present a pitch for, the character of Amethyst stood out to her, even though she did not know the character well. Drouhard had already been pitching her Harpy Gee concept for several years at this point, and presented it as an alternative after her Amethyst pitch. However, DC liked Drouhard's concept episodes more than expected, and she was told to write even more episodes.[4]

Drouhard began posting her fantasy webcomic Harpy Gee in January, 2014. Following the adventurer Harpy and her goblin cat, Drouhard switches up her storytelling style and artistic processes rapidly during the creation of Harpy Gee. Lauren Davis of io9 listed it among her favorite webcomics of 2014.[5][6] A Nick animated short was produced for the show as part of the Nickelodeon Animated Shorts Program.[7]

Collaborating with Kelly Thompson, Drouhard created the comic book Mega Princess in 2016, which follows the adventures of princess Maxime and her pony Justine who go to rescue her younger brother. Published by Kaboom!, Mega Princess has a younger target-audience.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brianne Drouhard". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  2. ^ "Brianne Drouhard". briannedrouhard.tumblr.com. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  3. ^ "Immedium: Author - Brianne Drouhard". www.immedium.com. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  4. ^ Sims, Chris (2014-07-03). "She's A Problem Solver: Animator Brianne Drouhard Talks DC Nation's 'Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld' [Interview]". Comics Alliance.
  5. ^ Davis, Lauren (2014-12-22). "The Best New Webcomics Of 2014". io9.
  6. ^ Morris, Steve (2016-02-19). "Weekender: Brandon Graham, EgyCon, Harpy Gee and 'Stand Still Stay Silent'". Comics Alliance.
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSnlJW_ytMI
  8. ^ Helvie, Forrest (2016-11-08). "Kaboom's MEGA PRINCESS Mixes Princess Fantasy With Detective Fiction". Newsarama.

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