About a year ago I got the opportunity to take a storyboard test for Cartoon Network’s Regular Show. Unfortunately I didn’t get the job, but I gave it my all and I was proud of the work that I had submitted. I recently found the flashdrive that I had kept the files from my test on.
The test was in two parts, a storyboard test, and a writing test. For the storyboard test, I had to thumbnail out a premise that I had been assigned, and then take a piece of that premise and draw some finalized boards. The premise they gave was pretty basic and vague, this was on purpose because the show relies heavily on the storyboard artists to write the jokes and the dialogue.
These were my thumbnail boards:
And the cleaned up boards:
The Second half of the test was a writing test. Like I said earlier in the post, They rely heavily on the story board artists to write the dialogue and jokes in the show; so naturally they would test your joke writing ability.
Here is the writing test:
This part of the test was actually much harder than I expected. I was second guessing all of my jokes and was afraid I wasn’t being funny at all with the test. Some parts were scrapped and rewritten a few times, and other parts I just hit a wall and had to believe in my first instinct with the jokes. Whether or not any of it is funny, I do not know anymore… but I do believe that I did my best on the test and I was confident in my work. I learned a lot from taking this test, and I hope in the future I get another big opportunity like this one, whether it be for Regular Show or any other good cartoon out there.