Famous animator Jim Jinkins to give lecture at Georgia Southern

Brett Daniel

Jim Jinkins, animator and creator of the popular ’90s animated TV series “Doug,” will give an artist talk on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. in room 2071 of the Arts Building.

Jinkins will discuss his work in the field of animation, which in addition to “Doug” includes hit cartoon series such as “Stanley,” “PB& J Otter,” “JoJo’s Circus” and “Pinky Dinky Doo.”

“Whether a student is an artist or not, hearing Jim speak about his career and experiences is beneficial to all,” said Derek Larson, associate professor of studio, animation, video and new media design. “He’s a great, original storyteller who created some of the most iconic characters from the ’90s.”

The talk will last for about an hour and students will be able to ask Jinkins questions at the end, said Larson. In addition, animation students will be able to show Jinkins their own artwork.

Larson said it’s important that his students receive firsthand experience with professionals and hopes Jinkins’ talk will encourage students to think about their own careers.

He said, “Feedback from professionals like Jim is what every artist needs.”