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Writer Director

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North Hollywood, California, United States
Posted:
February 04, 2019

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YEHUDI MERCADO

Credits

Hero Hotel Podcast - Story Editor/ Writer/ Creator (Pinna Network) - [Coming 2019] Fun Fun Fun World graphic novel - Writer/ artist (Lion Forge) [Coming 2019] SCI-FU graphic novel - Writer/ artist (Oni Press) [2018] Currently on the Scholastic Book Fair Block Island graphic novel - Writer/ artist (Action Lab) [Coming 2018] Draw My Story Animated Shorts - (Nickelodeon) - 2017 Hero Hotel graphic novel - Writer/ artist (Fanbase Press) - 2016 Playmation Marvel Avengers Interactive Toy - Art Director - 2015 Garfield’s Nine Lives mini - Artist - 2015

Rocket Salvage (Boom/Archaia) - 2014

Uncle Grandpa (Boom) - 2014

Amazing World of Gumball (Boom) - 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Mobile Game - co-writer/ art director (Disney/ Marvel) - 2014 Buffalo Speedway The Deep Dish Edition graphic novel - Writer/ artist (Devastator Press) - 2014 Pantalones, TX graphic novel - Writer/ artist (Boom/Archaia) - 2013 Poppit Blitz mobile game - Art Director (Electronic Arts) 2010 Puck’s Peak mobile game - Art Director (Electronic Arts) 2009 Monster Job Hunter - director [short film] - 2008

Separate Vacation - director [short film] - 2006

Trevor Romaine Animated Series - co-writer/ director - 2005 1

YEHUDI MERCADO

N. Hollywood, CA, 91601 512-***-**** ac8d0e@r.postjobfree.com www.SuperMercado.Pizza ARTIST / WRITER/ ANIMATOR

ACCOMPLISHED ACROSS ANIMATION, PODCASTS, GAMES, TOYS & COMIC BOOKS Franchise Development •Multi-channel Storytelling •Prolific Creative Force Award winning Writer / Art Director / Illustrator with over 15 years experience working in animation, casual games and comic books. Worked with brands like Marvel Avengers, Star Wars, Disney Princesses and Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy. His original graphic novel SCI-FU is currently in the Scholastic Book Fair. Core Competencies:

Storyboarding/ Animatic Editor – Flash Animation – After Effects – Adobe Premiere Pro - InDesign – Illustration – Story – Rapid Development and Ideation Professional Experience:

Story Editor for the Pinna Podcast Network 2019

ShowRunner for Hero Hotel narrative podcast. 20 episodes of 20 minutes each I lead a small team of writers

Animator/ Storyboard Artist Renegade Animation 2018 Storyboard Artist for DC Superhero Girls Animated Series for WB/ Mattel Flash Animator for DC Superhero Girls Animated Series for WB/ Mattel Storyboard Artist/ Character Designer for Dairy Pure “News” spot Character clean-up Uni-Kitty for WB

Animator/ Storyboard Artist •Freelance 2016 - 2018 Flash Animator for Nickelodeon Brand Creative

Additional Character Designer for YouTube Red’s Paranormal Action Squad Animator for Blitz’s Real Hollywood Stories

Illustrator for graphic novels Captain Gary and Hero Hotel Art Director •The Walt Disney Company 2012 - 2016

Managed a small onsite art team in creating style guides, storyboards and concepts. Projects included:

• Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon Mobile Game (IOS, Android and PC) Midcore battle game: Art Director and Cowriter in charge of character design, background design, supervision, animator and UI design.

• Marvel Avengers Alliance RPG (IOS): Animator. Star Wars Pop Trivia (IOS): Art Director. Key highlights and contributions:

Marvel ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Mobile Game:

Played an instrumental role in winning the project. Tapped to create pitch deck; led full color art, concepting and character design. Wore multiple hats. Concurrently performed the role of 4 (storyboarding, animation, writing and background design). Personally created the base animations for all the characters. Developed an animation machine in Adobe flash to streamline process. Went above and beyond to drive customer excitement for new product by creating a comic book that could be read between played sessions, developing both the game and a 50-page game comic book. Shipped title on time across all platforms.

Marvel ‘Avengers Playmation’ Toys-to-life Project: Played an integral role in helping to bring a pioneering idea to life, and to the market. Brought in during late stages of the project to reduce budget overspending and guide team on how to make an interactive product. 2

Writer-Illustrator for creator-owned comics & licensed titles •SuperMercado Comics 2010-Present Awards:

Maverick Award from the Texas Library Association for Pantalones, TX. 2nd Place Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting competition for Buffalo Speedway. Dragon*Con Best Comedy Short for Monster Job Hunter. Senior Artist •Electronic Arts / Pogo 2008 – 2011

Managed a small Art Team in the development of social and casual games. Played an instrumental role in supporting company’s technology transition to the newer web-based and social games. Ensured all assets resolution-independent. Projects included:

• Poppit Sprint (Social): Lead Artist, Character Designer, Storyboarder and Animator.

• Puck’s Peak (Social): Lead Artist, Character Designer, Storyboarder and Animator.

• Sorry! Safari (Social): Hasbro. Lead Artist, Character Designer, Storyboarder and Animator.

• Pictureka: Museum Mayhem (Social) Hasbro: Lead Artist, Character Designer, Storyboarder and Animator. Creative Director / Owner •HorseBack Salad Animation 2001 – 2008 Founded Texas-based animation production and design firm. Named “Best Little Toon House in Texas” by Animation Magazine. Managed 30 onsite artists and overseas staff in Canada and Australia. Hands-on involved in all aspects of projects.

• The Trevor Romain Series (PBS): Developed 8 episodes based on the best selling self-help children’s books by writer- illustrator Trevor Romain. Co-writer and Animation Director.

• Separate Vacations (short film): Animated an award winning short film. Official selection SXSW. Animation Director.

• Question Authority (Interactive PreShow Experience): Alamo Drafthouse. Art Director, Animator and UI Designer.

• I Feel Fine (music video) Riddlin’ Kids and Columbia Records. Animation Director.

• Baby Doll (music video) Pat Green: Animation Director. Rain (music video) Patty Griffin: Animation Director. Awards:

Official Selection SXSW for Separate Vacations animated short. Aurora Award for Trevor Romain Show animated series. Telly Award for Trevor Romain Show animated series. Earlier engagement: Senior Concept artist at Sapient (Human Code) Held various roles as Character Designer, Storyboarder, Writer and/or Art Director for Edutainment and other commercial games.

Awards: Named Top 30 Multimedia Stars Under 30, Texas Monthly Magazine education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin •technical skills: Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, FinalCut 3



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