1: What’s your Name and what do you do at Titmouse?
Jacob Ospa. Animator and character layout artist.
2: How did you get a job at Titmouse and how long have you been at Titmouse?
Superjail! season 2 was in production and they needed a few more hands on deck. My awesome friend James Sugrue suggested me. I took a test in January 2011. I think it was January. It’s kind of hard to remember. I didn’t hear anything for a while and assumed I didn’t get the job. Then, in March 2011 they told me to come in and I’ve been here pretty much ever since.
3: What projects have you worked on at Titmouse?
Superjail!, China, Il, Metalocalypse, Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger and Captain Super Ultra Mega Smile Man, ‘Tallica Parking Lot, and some pilots here and there.
4: What is your favorite memory from your time at Titmouse?
There was a party at the studio some time ago. Christy Karacas was dancing on a table, and my friend James comes along and starts tossing dollar bills at him like he’s at a strip club or something.
5: What is your favorite Shirt?
I have this shirt from the Maryland Shakespeare Festival. It says something along the lines of “not your grandpa’s Shakepeare” on the back. I think the shirt amuses me because I’ve never actually been to the Maryland Shakespeare Festival, and I’m not entirely sure where the shirt actually came from. I think my mom gave it to me because it was too big or something, but I can’t really remember.
6: What’s your favorite short?
That’s like asking someone to name their favorite child. I can’t choose. But Tex Avery is my favorite director and the Fleischer Studio is my favorite classic shorts studio.
7: What kind of personal projects do you do?
Nothing until Superjail! season 4 is done. I was working on some ideas of my own. I have some ideas for a series and a short, but had to put those on hold. I hope to continue working on my own ideas again once this show is over. I like to draw and alter the Flash files on projects I’m working on. I also like to mess with other people’s animation files when they’re away from their desks.
8: Were can people find your stuff on the internet?
I have an ancient website that I haven’t updated in 5 years www.jacobospa.com. I should probably do something about that. My graduation film can still be seen on Cartoon Brew TV. And my last year’s 5 Second Day can be seen here.
I’m also starting a Vimeo account. I promise.
9: What would you make if you were filthy rich?
I would make some kind of animated series probably. Or maybe the world’s largest still life sculpture in the middle of the desert.
ONE OF MY SUPER AWESOME COOLY COOL COWORKERS <3 <3 <3 He’s made a couple of appearances in my doodles :) This dude taught me 2/3rds of what I know animation wise