Jennifer Shiman

Jennifer Shiman


Jennifer Shiman is a Chicago native and a Los Angeles-based cartoonist/animator and content developer.

She created 30-Second Bunnies Theatre in early 2004 as an experimental online portfolio piece.

Her bunny shorts have since garnered enthusiastic write-ups from sources such as Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, and BoingBoing.

The bunnies won Best Internet Series at the 2004 Ottowa Animation Festival. DDB DŸsseldorf featured select bunny shorts in their 2005 Volkswagen Fox ?Short but Fun? campaign in Germany, winning the Gold and Silver Lions in the Cannes International Advertising Festival, as well as other industry accolades.

Starz Entertainment Group brought the bunnies to further broadcast and on-demand media fame by commissioning an additional 42 bunny shorts from late 2004 through 2008.

The bunnies have received over one billion pageviews on Shiman?s site,, since their first appearance. A Google keyword search for ?bunnies? retrieves as the first site from 10,200,000 references.


Using Flash for Your Cartoon and Comic Projects

The beauty of Flash is that it enables artists and designers to implement their visions, while allowing multiple routes to reach their creative destinations.

For the independent creator, Flash is powerful in its ease of use, cost-effectiveness, and flexibility.

In this session, we will explore ways to use Flash for your independent animated cartoon.

We will examine options for organizing production libraries and how to create 2D animation effects and scenarios that go from online to broadcast. Plus we will discuss why Flash is a great option for your comic book production process.