IamA voice over actor, director, writer, and artist for animation and have worked on nearly 200 episodes of animated television! I'm Andrew Racho. AMAA!
I'm Andrew Racho! I started out my career in animation a decade ago by moving to Los Angeles and answering an ad on Craigslist. That listing turned out to be an internship for a show called Robot Chicken, where I worked on over 100 episodes. I went from intern to digital effects artist to behind-the-scenes video maker. I also worked on other shows such as Moral Orel, Frankenhole, and Titan Maximum. While working in stop-motion, I discovered acting and put myself through acting school.
I've since pursued a career in voice over and have been in cartoons that I know Reddit loves.
I hopped on a few shows with a really great guy named Adam de la Peña, who cast me alongside him and Felicia Day in a cartoon called Outlands. Later I wrote, acted, and directed for a series called TripTank.
And all the while, I've been making my own cartoons on the side.
My latest project is a cartoon based off of characters from my web comic, Convenience Store Diet. It's about three characters navigating their late 20's and falling behind the times.
Since I've worked in nearly every part of this business, let's talk about making cartoons, writing for animation, doing voice over, visual effects, Kickstarter, careers, life, thriving in the arts industry, making comics, and the DIY nature of indie productions.
EDIT: Thank you all so much for stopping by for this AMA and chatting! This was fun! Be sure to check the Kickstarter to my new animated show Convenience Store Diet and back it! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1648801663/convenience-store-diet-an-awesome-animated-show