Marnie would if she could!

Oh, my God…these birthday posts are gonna kill me! Stop having birthdays, people! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!

Once again, late birthday present is late. I am so made of fail this week…

So yesterday was Carol Easter’s birthday. Carol is an animation girl who loves “Jem,” K-dramas, Hiroshi Abe, and acting like a 5-year-old whenever possible. She is also one of the most unforgettable people you will ever meet. The proof is in the vast army of loyal fans who swoon about her every so often, that someone standing outside of it would probably find themselves wishing they could be just as cool as her. Animation junior-to-be Marnie Brumder is one of these people. I swear, that girl loves Carol so much, she’d do everything in her power to have Carol meet Jem, if Jem actually existed.

With that thought, I was inspired to make the following storyboard:


Carol (thinking): Hmmm…what is this?


Carol: HUH!?


Carol: AAAAAAHHHHH!!!!


Carol: *cough* *cough*


Carol: Wha…?


Carol: EEK!!!


Carol: OH, MY GOD! IT’S JEM!!!

Jem: Happy birthday, Carol!


Marnie: Surprise, surprise! How do you like your birthday present, Carol?

Elaine: Whee!

Carol: OH, MY GOD! IT’S AMAZING!!!


Carol: I LOVE YOU, MARNIE!!! *MUAH*

Elaine: HAHAHA!!!

Jem: Oh, my…

And there you have the board! A little more details on it: Elaine is also an animation student, and Marnie’s roommate. Panel #8 has Marnie holding a “Watermelon Nights” character. Don’t know what “Watermelon Nights” is? YouTube it. It’ll bring a ray of sunshine to your life!

Happy birthday, Carol!

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  1. Napkin Drawings says:

    That’s just f-ing awesome, that has to be my favorite bday post. It’s boarded so well. I can’t wait to see what your going to do for my post, is it going to be action packed like Carols

  2. Kristina Bustamante says:

    Thanks! It’s not action-packed, but, ohhhhhh, is it made of win. You’ll see. You’ll feel special. YEEUH!!!

  3. Joseph Lee says:

    Funny boards!

  4. Justin Ridge says:

    Just came across your blog, and really dig your art! Good stuff indeed!

  5. Gerald says:

    Hilarious storyboard birthday gift!

  6. Jeremy Polgar says:

    Haha, oh man. This is incredible, Kristina! I love your story telling and drawing style. Keep ’em coming.

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