Vera Brosgol was born in Moscow, Russia in 1984 and moved to the United States when she was five. She received a diploma in Classical Animation from Sheridan College, and currently works at Laika Inc. in Portland, Oregon drawing storyboards for feature animation.
She has done illustration work for clients such as Nickelodeon, Sony Computer Entertainment, and Simon & Schuster. Her first graphic novel, Anya’s Ghost, was published in 2011 by First Second Books.
She loves knitting, baking, and trying not to kill her plants. She hopes you are enjoying looking at her drawings!
“Snow-Bo” is the film I made with my roommate and good buddy Jenn Kluska in my third and final year at Sheridan College. It’s the story of a young boy, terrorized by his peers, who finds a friend in an unlikely place.
The film was made using traditional methods, animated in pencil and cleaned up with brush and ink. The backgrounds are watercolor on board, and the color and compositing was all done digitally. Sam Allison was kind enough to compose a song for me.
Credit-wise, the story and concept are mine, as are the background paintings. Jenn did about half of the rough animation, and a huge chunk of the color and compositing while I was locked in my room cleaning everything up. I couldn’t have done it without her. The film won the Nelvana “Best Film” prize at the end of the year.