Even though Jib actively joined the fandom in 2017, he’s become one of the fandom’s most well-known animators. Known for his short 10-20 second animations which he releases on his Twitter page, Jib’s art has helped represent some of the most prevalent themes and social subjects in the fandom. Whether it’s his quirky humor which brings a chuckle or his beautiful tributes (like his most recent animation for the late DogBomb) which brought a tear to our eyes, his work is nothing short of amazing. We’re extremely happy to have Jib on our judging panel for the Furry Film Festival!
Now that we’ve gotten the introductions out of the way, let’s hear from the floof himself…
Hihihihi!! The name is Jib Kodi! I’m just a green fox-husky thing that makes cartoons for a living. Also, from time to time, I work on live-action indie shorts, but that’s more of a hobby.
Ever since getting involved with furry fandom in spring of 2017 I’ve been making a whole lotta animation and videos during my spare time. I’m most known for over one hundred 10-20 sec animated gifs on Twitter. They often portray mundane life routines based on observations, and personal experiences from the fandom. Thought I’d lose interest after three or five gifs, but hey, I love it! And I’m still at it!
So, what got me into animation? Well, it started with my love for story-telling which goes way back since I was little. It started out with drawing pictures, getting into trouble for making comic books during class. By late elementary year, I fell in love with making silly movies with my classmates. I started to take making & studying movies more seriously during high school. Eventually, the passion for drawing and film started to overlap, which brought me into the path of animation! This got me a degree in film/video, opportunities to work at TV and feature animation studios.
Ever since jumping into furry scene, along with the animated gifs, I collaborated on an animated music video with furry musicians Fox & Pepper, made animated shorts for conventions like Midwest Furfest or Nordic Fuzzcon. I was Guest of honor for Furpocalpyse 2018, Vancoufur 2019, the upcoming Indyfurcon 2019. And now I’m honored to be one of the guest judges along with many other talented artists for the first year of Furry Film Festival! I’m really excited to see character-driven stories and how each film-maker is going to use the theme ‘Future’ into their shorts! Oh, did I also mention I’m very curious to see how fursuiters are going to pull off subtle acting? Is it possible??? I guess we will find out >:3
Thanks Jib, and we can’t agree more! We’re also really looking forward to seeing some amazing character-driven narratives being produced by our community! If you’re looking for inspiration, be sure to check out Episode 1 of our official accompanying video series!:Official Series