Diverse Toons

Diverse Toons currently consists of two traveling panels that highlight and emphasize the importance of diversity within the animation community.

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About Diverse Toons

Diverse Toons was created in an effort to showcase the wide range of career opportunities in the animation industry from people we do not usually see or hear from. It is our goal to share the experiences and testimonies of a variety of individuals that work within the industry and to offer our communities insight and resources as to how to navigate their own career as well as collectively growing our networks. 

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All press and media contact Jade Seaberry at Jade@cordeliadonovaninc.com


Diverse Toons: Women in Multimedia

In partnership with Women In Animation's Student Branch at SVA. This panel highlighted WOC within the animation and multimedia industry.

Moderator: Monique Henry-Hudson ( Production Coordinator & Digital Content Creator)

Panelists: Lauren Stevens (Editor), Nimisha Kumar (Production Manager), Joy Tien (CG Generalist)

Watch a recap video of this panel below


Diverse Toons at City College

We were invited by the Electronic Design and Multimedia Club at City College. On Tuesday October 30, 2018 we talked about gaming, independent animation, freelancing, entrepreneurship and breaking into the industry.

Moderator: Monique Henry-Hudson

Panelists: Matt Sicuro (Video Games), Wayde Barnes (Director), Chad Bailey (Animator

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Simply Robotix Presents: Diverse Toons

Hosted by the Computer Art Department, Diverse Toons presented the  "Black in Animation" panel on Saturday September 15, 2018 to a new audience.

Moderator: Monique Henry-Hudson

Panelists: Matt Munn (Animator), Pilar Newton-Katz (Director), Andre Rodriguez (Modeler)

Watch a recap video of this panel below


Blerd City Con 2018 "Black in Animation" 

On Sunday July 15, 2018 Monique was granted the opportunity to curate and moderate a “Black in Animation” panel for Blerd City Conference at St. Francis College in Brooklyn.

Blerd City is a two day conference of panels, workshops, film screenings, gaming, comic books, sci-fi/hottot/fantasy book readings and more.  You can learn more about the conference at their site , on FacebookTwitter or Instagram

Moderator: Monique Henry-Hudson

Panelists: Matt Munn (Animator), Brian Vincent Rhodes (Director), Lauren Stevens (Editor), Andre Rodriguez (Modeler)

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Watch a recap video of this panel below