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Mark and Jeanne Simon

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Mark Simon – Animation Commander

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Mark Simon on dock

Mark Simon headshot

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Mark Simon with transparent background

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Jeanne Simon medium shot with transparent background

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Mark in Atlanta Studio

Mark Simon expressive arms out, black shirt

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Mark Simon sitting – Matte

Mark Simon’s memoir – Attacked!

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Download PDF

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Book Cover

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Book on Amazon

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Mark and book stack on Amazon

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Book on table on Amazon

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Mark’s thunderbird

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Mark’s bestfriend Jim Irvine

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Mark’s family

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Mark’s houston home – Mother standing where attack happened

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Attacked logo – White over matte

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Attacked logo – Black over matte

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Attacked 3D cover – Front

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Attacked 3D cover – Back

Group Training

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Mark giving live storyboard demonstration

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Training-Hit Maker Summit 2010 Groupshot

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Opening talk at Banff World Media Festival

Story training at Mexico studio

Productions

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Production-Jeanne Simon and crew on Clarissa

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Production-Mark and Alex

Production-Mark and Jonathan Winters

Mark and Larry the Cable Guy

Mark and SQ alien

Mark Simon and Tony Curtis

Natpe Mark Simon with Dragon Tales


Lectures

Mark Simon speaking in China

Mark and Jeanne hosting the Hit Maker Summit

Lecture – Mark Simon workshop in ottawa

Logos

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Products

Mark Simon books

DIY TV Pitch Kit

DIY TV Pitch Kit

Storyboards: Motion In Art, 3rd Edition

Storyboard ruch w sztuce filmowej

Motion in Art

Facial Expressions – eBook 3rd Edition

Facial Expressions – Babies to Teens

Facial Expressions – A Visual Reference for Artists

Your Resume Sucks

The Thriving Artist

Start At The Top

Attacked! a memoir of extreme bullying

Attacked! a memoir of extreme bullying

MEET MARK SIMON



Mark Simon

Producer/Director/Story Artist

Mark Simon has worked in the entertainment industry for 30 years and has been a professional artist for over 40 years.

He was also bullied in high school. That’s the subject of his memoir, Attacked! After brutal attacks on his entire family, he became the first person in the country to hold parents responsible for the actions of their kids in a court of law.

Mark is the author of numerous entertainment and art texts as well as his business success book, Start at the Top.

His book Storyboards: Motion In Art, 3rd Edition, is used around the world to train storyboard artists.

Facial Expressions is his best-selling photo reference guide for artists of all disciplines.

He now owns Storyboards & Animatics, Inc., based in Atlanta, a company which provides storyboards, illustrations, cartoons and comic book illustration to the entertainment industry. They are the largest storyboard supplier in the Southern United States having worked on over 5,000 productions, ranging from feature films to television series, live-action, animation, commercials and more. Mark has been a story artist on Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Council of Dads, Black Lightning, Dynasty, Woody Woodpecker, Disney, Universal, Viacom, Sony, HBO, Nickelodeon, Steven Spielberg, Fox, USA Networks, ABC, NBC and many, many others.

Mark is the animation producer on the feature films How High 2, Little Rascals Save The Day and Tooth Fairy 2.

Mark also co-founded www.SellYourTvConceptNow.com with his producer wife, Jeanne. They help people to develop, package and pitch their TV concepts based on their selling dozens of concepts and Jeanne having developed a network for Ted Turner.

Mark has won over 200 international awards for projects he’s written and directed.

Prior to storyboarding and producing, he was an art director in live-action film and TV in Los Angeles, CA and Orlando, FL. While in Los Angeles, he designed many feature films, music videos and commercials. He then became the second art director at the new Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando, FL in 1989.
Mark has also Second Unit directed for Nickelodeon and on Steven Speilberg’s seaQuest DSV as well as working as a Special Effects Supervisor for NBC and Fox networks.

He is a second degree black belt and two-time national champion in Tae Kwon Do.

Mark currently storyboards on Stranger Things, Black Lightning and The Walking Dead and lectures around the world at major conferences, conventions and schools.



TV/VIDEO



Mark Simon is an innovative artist whose work has been expanding the landscape of storyboarding for over 20 years.
Does your resume suck? Probably. Mark and Jeanne Simon, authors of Your Resume Sucks! are interviewed on NBC Daytime about their book.

Back in 2003, animation director Mark Simon, along with Bill Suchy of Orange TV, produced this short documentary on how to create 2D animation.


MEDIA EXPERIENCE

Television Interviews (click to expand)

  • The Talking Dead – AMC
  • Artisodes – PBS
  • Wayne Brady Show, Los Angeles
  • Your Morning on CN8, Philadelphia (CNN live feed)
  • Live It Up with Donna Drake
  • Daytime, WFLA-NBC Tampa
  • Wealth TV – HD Network, 4 segments live from ComicCon
  • Jobing TV
  • NATPE’s Brown Bag Lunch
  • Good Morning Orlando, FOX – Guest 4 times
  • The Name of the Game with Tim E. D.
  • CBS News, Motion Capture interview and demo
  • Fox News, Motion Capture demonstration
  • Name Your Adventure, network series interview
  • Fox News, local animation expert
  • NBC News, local animation expert
  • CBS News, local animation expert
  • ABC News, local production expert
  • Orlando 13 News, local animation expert
  • Backstage Pass, 30 minute interview on OCTV
  • Behind The Indie Camera – Animation interview on OCTV
  • Producing Animation, Host of Telly-Award winning documentary
  • V.I.P. – Houston. 30 minute interview
  • SFATV2, regional interview

Radio Interviews (click to expand)

  • WMKT Morning Show, The Talk Station – Fox News Radio
  • The Mancow Show, Nationally syndicated morning show
  • PYX 106, Albany, NY, Wakin’ Up With the Wolf
  • The Keeler Show, Bill Keeler (returning guests)
  • Rob and Joss in the Morning, Froggy 92.9, Santa Rosa, CA
  • WBBB, Demitri & Salt
  • Real Views & Real News, KNFX 1100
  • Don on the Weekend, St Louis, MO
  • Boomers Rock on FTNS Radio (returning guests)

  • The PoppOff Show with Mary Jane Popp, KAHI
  • The Live Show with Sonjia Vaughn, KTLR Oklahoma City
  • Straight Talk with Bill Paul, 106.9 FM, Ontario
  • WQQB, Nikki St. John, Champaign, Il
  • Mike & Mindy in the Morning, Melbourne, FL
  • Tuning in with Betsy, New York, NY
  • Sugar and Squirrel, Q93 FM, Alexandia, LA
  • KBZY, Terry Sol, Oregon
  • Super Talk 1560 WTOD, Toledo Today, Tom Watkins
  • WKLS-FM Atlanta
  • Howard Talks, AM Nashville
  • Keeler in the Morning, KISS-FM 97.9
  • Terry & Tom KQRF, Minneisota
  • Steve Deace, Des Moines
  • Rod Williams, KWNA-1400, Drive-Time Nevada
  • Dan Rivers, WKBN-570
  • Moose in the Morning, KIMX 96.7
  • Dean Damato, WNJC 1360, New Jersey
  • Thou Shalt Not Whine, January Jones, BigMediaUSA.com
  • Wibitz, Queen of Fun, Hawaii
  • The January Jones Show
  • The Brian Greenberg Show, AM 1360, WNJC
  • Dave’s Gone By, AM 1240, WGBB
  • The Bob Cudmore Show, AM 1570, WVTL, NY
  • Richard Cloutier Reports, CJOB-AM, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • The Michael Dresser Show, AM 1540
  • Amazing Women, www.Modavox.com/WomensNetwork
  • The Jackie Jones Show, KFNY
  • The Writer’s Radio Resource
  • Rise and Shine, WONU-FM 89.7
  • Sci-Fi Radio Show, 3 hour interview, Orlando
  • The Film Guys, WORL-660 AM, Orlando

…and dozens more

Media Examples (click to expand)

  • Mark & Jeanne Interviewed on Keeler in the Morning Listen
  • Mark interviewed on Bob Cudmore’s Radio Show. Listen
  • Jeanne on Voice America Women. Listen
  • Interview with horror make-up master Tom Savini. Listen

Author (click to expand)

  • Sell Your TV Concept Now Program Training Materials
  • Your Resume Sucks
  • Producing Independent 2D Character Animation
  • Storyboards: Motion In Art
  • Facial Expressions
  • Facial Expressions: Babies to Teens
  • Start At The Top
  • Toon Boom newsletter
  • Mind Your Creative Business
  • The Art Direction Workbook
  • BizJournals – 3 weekly resume articles
  • Animation Magazine – Monthly articles
  • AWN, Animation World Network – Monthly articles – Click HERE to read
  • Digital Content Creation
  • Cinefex
  • Create Magazine
  • Filmmaker Magazine
  • Student Filmmaker Magazine
  • Me Magazine

Public Speaking (click to expand)

CLICK HERE to download our booklet of LECTURES

  • ComicCon, San Diego
  • Hosts – Hit Makers Summit
  • NATPE Conference- National Association of Television Program Executives
  • NATPE PitchCon
  • ASIFA-South
  • Atlanta Film Festival
  • Walker Stalker
  • SCAD
  • Screenwriting Expo
  • www.PitchTvLikeaPro.com teleseminars
  • www.HitMakerSeminars.com webinars
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival
  • TAC – Television Animation Conference
  • National Publicity Summit
  • Caricature Network Convention
  • National Cartoonists Society (NCS)
  • E-Create Barbados Symposium
  • KingstOOn – Jamaica
  • Success In The World of Comics
  • MegaCon, Orlando
  • Animex, Teeside, England
  • Animation event, Bogota, Colombia
  • 2nd International Forum on China Culture Industry, Taijuan, China
  • Batallon 52, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Mexcaltitan, Puerto Viarta, Mexico
  • Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
  • DragonCon, Atlanta
  • Animation Guild, Local 839
  • DAVE (Digital Animation & Visual Effects) School at Universal Studios
  • Red Stick Int. Festival of Animation
  • SIGGRAPH
  • Tony Teaches
  • 3D Conference & Expo
  • Showbiz West
  • Women In Film
  • Disney
  • Digital Domain
  • Kidflix Film Festival
  • DV Expo
  • The Art Institutes
  • FMPTA (Florida Motion Picture & Television Association)
  • Orange County Library System
  • University of Central Florida
  • Full Sail University
  • IUPUI – Indianapolis
  • Orlando Small Business Chamber
  • Valencia Community College
  • University of Hawaii
  • Freaks & Geeks
  • Barnes & Noble (multiple signings)
  • Misc. colleges and high schools

Audio/Video Products (click to expand)

  • Lynda.com
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • TV Pitch Kit
  • Thriving Artist, 3 CD audio set (www.ThrivingArtistOnline.com)
  • Power Pitches, 3 CD audio set
  • Tv Experts on CD, 12 CD audio set (www.TV-Experts.com)
  • Sell Your TV Concept Now, 21 training CDs (www.SellYourTvConceptNow.com)
  • The Storyboard Pitch, DVD (www.SellYourTvconceptNow.com)
  • TV Pitch School, 15 CD training set (www.TvPitchSchool.com)

Print Appearances (click to expand)

  • Entertainment Weekly
  • USA Today
  • Post Magazine, multiple appearances
  • Kidscreen Magazine
  • Starlog Magazine, 4 page spread
  • Animation Reporter, India magazine
  • Animation Today, India magazine
  • AWN, multiple appearances
  • Animation Magazine, multiple appearances
  • China newspapers, multiple appearances
  • Dr. Phillips Lifestyle, multiple appearances
  • Create Magazine
  • Skwigly Magazine
  • Banff Crag & Canyon
  • Markee Magazine, multiple appearances
  • Marketing by Deepak blog
  • CarolRoth.com business blog
  • The Advocate
  • Animation Flash
  • Orlando Business Journal, dozens of articles
  • Orlando Sentinel, many articles
  • Your Career In Animation by David Levy, book
  • Artists & Graphic Designers Market, book, profile
  • The Art of the Storyboard by John Hart, book

TV/VIDEO

Mark & Jeanne Simon on Daytime, NBC Tampa

Mark Simon speaking at San Diego ComicCon 2007.

Mark Simon lecturing in China at the 2nd International Forum on China Culture Industry

Mark Simon as animation expert on CBS.

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Mark Simon on Fox 35, Orlando

Mark Simon, left, on Sci Fi Radio

Mark Simon, right, training the Batallon 52 storyboard crew in Guadalajara, Mexico

Crew shot of Clarissa Explains It All, Nickelodeon. Mitchell Kreigman creator, on the couch in the red vest. Jeanne Simon, producer, standing directly behind him.

Jeanne and Mel Gibson

Jeanne Simon with Mel Gibson on the set of Lethal Weapon 2. Jeanne 2nd unit coordinator

Jeanne Simon directing the character segments on TNNs Rollerjam

Mark Simon and screen legend Tony Curtis. Mark was the production designer on Curtis’s feature film, Midnight

Mark Simon and NBC’s seaQuest director Anson Williams. Anson is known for being Potsy on Happy Days. Mark was the story artist on seaQuest

Mark Simon, right, directing second unit on Spielberg’s NBC series, seaQuest DSV – Mark Simon 2nd Unit directing on SQ.jpg