Pixar Story Internship Application (2023)
Pixar Animation Studios
1200 Park Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608
To the 2023 Pixar Story Internship Committee,
I made a storyboard comic for my application titled “Aha” (see below,) inspired by the novelist Haruki Murakami who frequently describes when he first decided to write a novel in 1978 at Jingu Stadium in Tokyo. He was 29. In my version, Murakami is a woman and a teacher who inspires her students to love books. I didn’t think much about the story when I wrote it. I suppose it’s about how I love my teachers. That’s why I want to be a story intern at Pixar, to learn from the best in cartooning and film. I can’t think of a better way to become a better drawer and storyteller. 
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email at layetjohnson@gmail.com. Thank you again.
Layet Johnson
The following work demonstrates storyboarding fundamentals including: character design, staging and layout, draftsmanship, rough drawings, and storytelling sensibilities.
"Aha" 2023, Storyboard
Inspired by Haruki Murakami, "Aha" depicts the interwoven lives of three adults and one high school student one summer evening.
"Pizza Therapy" 2021, written by Dan Gold and drawn by Layet Johnson
Pizza Therapy follows a man reminiscing on love one day in a pizza parlor.
"Confidence" 2020
Confidence follows two coworkers, Carl Abaco and Edward “Ten” Tennessee, as they uncover deception and adventure at the mercy of their employer, GlobalCon.
Narrative Illustrations
Illustration Work
Rough Sketches

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