Michael Swanigan Information

Michael Swanigan

Comic Author / Animation Director / Storyboard Artist

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4 time Emmy Award winning Animation Director / Storyboard Artist Michael Swanigan is a veteran artist with over 30 years of hands-on experience in all areas of animation. Producing, Directing, animating, layouts, storyboarding, development and writing, Michael has done it all.

He was director/storyboards for on the emmy-award winning CGI animated series Voltron (26 eps.), and Horrible Histories (26 eps.) for Mike Young Prods. He has worked as the senior board artist on Saban's Captain America and Silver Surfer and DIC's Pocket Dragons, he also worked on Sony's Men in Black, Extreme Ghost Busters and he served as award-winning producer/director of Film Roman's The Mask series seen nation wide and worked on the Simpsons, produced the animated series the Blues Brothers syndicated series for New Line. Swanigan has worked on Disney's first and only action/adventure series, Gargoyles, as well as for almost every animation studio in town, including Walt Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, DIC, Warner Bros., Bluth, Sony, Marvel, Ruby-Spears and even did some live-action storyboards for Landmark Ent.

His animation credits include Ben 10 Alien Force (2009) as well as the Spider-Man (the 90s series, as as well as the '80's series), The Fantastic Four, Iron Man,The X-Men, He-Man, G.I. Joe. Some of his many comedy series are Tiny Toon Adventures, Fat Albert, Sonic the Hedgehog, Hammer Man, Garfield and Friends, as well as two Flip Wilson prime-time specials and many more. He was storyboard supervisor on Mighty Max, for Film Roman as well as Dennis the Menace, Double Dragon, Sonic and other DIC and Hanna-Barbera series, just to name a few. There are many more to name.

Swanigan is a 30-year veteran of animated film production. He divides his time as a professional animator/storyboard artist and adjunct professor of animation. He has a body of creative work in animation: drawn, cutout, or traditional. With teaching experience, and is comfortable teaching drawing; idea development. Able to teach traditional film techniques.

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