the very professional website of mariano gg
I'm an animator, cartoonist, and story artist currently based in Mexico City.
Since I was a kid, I was fascinated by written fiction, illustration, comic books and animation, and spent a lot of time analyzing them to try and figure out what made me like them so much.
I graduated from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) in 2016 with a BA in Animation and Digital Art. In my last year of university, I attended DePaul University in Chicago for a semester, focusing on animation production and game design. That year, I also started self-publishing my webcomic Burrowmates, a slice-of-life story about three animal friends who share a burrow.
After a series of graphic design, illustration, and motion graphics freelance jobs, I enrolled in the Classical Animation program at Vancouver Film School in 2020. I completed it in January 2021 with the graduation film Libra's Magic Hacks: APPLES, about a witch who's an amateur online influencer.
Since then, I have worked as a 2D animator in projects like Rick and Morty, Yo Gabba Gabba!, and My Brother the Monster. I've also worked as a clean-up artist and as a storyboard artist, which I aim to pursue more in the next stage of my career.
Between gigs, I'm always updating Burrowmates and developing my other concepts on my Patreon.