We had the good fortune of connecting with Kat Ball and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kat, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I feel like what makes my career worthwhile are all of the people I’ve built friendships and communities alongside. It’s paramount to be able to share each other’s endeavors and help one another. Friends who have helped push me into my career now are why I am here, and I thank them endlessly for this.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have been enamored by many aspects and mediums of art, despite knowing my end goal has always been animation. Every form I have pursued somehow relates back to it- comics, illustration, game design, figure drawing, painting. The times that are hardest are when I lose sight of myself, whether I was overly confident or too self-deprecating, and didn’t work to improve my skills. In the end, being good at something is not natural talent, it is hard work. For my personal journey, it was essential to work a day job full time and save money to take foundational classes online. I am grateful for humility and that you are always relearning the basics, but I am also grateful for believing in myself and pursuing talking to people and learning how to build my craft.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Anytime someone visits I have to take them to the discreet alley in Chinatown where Peephole Cinema is screening (http://www.peepholecinema.com/about/).

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mom & dad for allowing me to pursue art despite all of the possibilities for failure.

Website: https://katbusbrawl.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katbusbrawl/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Katbusbrawl

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