Frankie Jo Morin grew up in Belcourt, North Dakota, within the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Reservation. Interested in art and storytelling her entire life, she hopes to become a professional comic book artist and or writer, animator, or a storyboard artist. Inspired by animated and written stories she’s become an autodidact of frame by frame 2D animation, comic book making, storyboarding and illustration. She’s spent many of her years researching and developing her own personal comics, stories and animated projects. While creating personal webcomics, animations and illustrations, she’s also had opportunities creating comics, art and animation for professional publication and distribution. Through online communities and local art & comic conventions, Morin also takes commissions to hone her skills and share her art. Frankie’s biggest dreams would be the opportunity to create her own long form comic book, write and illustrate Anishinaabe children’s stories, and most importantly, compound her experiences and skills together to join the animation industry and tell authentic meaningful stories through the medium she’s been endlessly inspired and amazed by. As a child, she was heavily influenced and inspired by Don Bluth’s animated films, James Baxter’ work, and her own friends. Currently she is illustrating multiple comic book commissions to be published. In her free time she enjoys spending time with all of her dogs, playing video games, and spending time with her family, friends, and partner. She also enjoys traveling when she can and trying different kinds of foods, learning about all different kinds of cultures.