Rafael Rosado

Born in Puerto Rico and based in Columbus, Ohio, Rafael Rosado is a seasoned writer, director and storyboard artist for the animation industry. He began his career at Character Builders in Columbus, Ohio as an assistant animator. He quickly worked his way up to become a character designer, storyboard artist and commercial director. During his tenure there he worked on such shows as Fox’s Emmy Award-winning Life With Louie,  HBO’s Happily Ever After  and Fox's Where in The World Is Carmen San Diego.


After leaving Character Builders in 1994 , Rafael went to work for Warner Brothers Animation, storyboarding on Pinky and The Brain and Emmy nominated Animaniacs, for which he also wrote two episodes.


He was the recruited by the newly-founded Sony Television Animation division, where he worked on eleven shows including directing episodes of  CBS’s Project GeeKeR and NBC’s Sammy.  He was promoted to Supervising Director on Extreme Ghostbusters and Producer on Men In Black:The Animated Series.


After 5 years honing his skills in Los Angeles, Rafael moved back to Ohio to raise his family. He is now one of the most highly sought-after storyboard artists, working for major studios such as Warner Brothers , The Walt Disney Company, Sony, Universal and the Cartoon Network.  Highly diverse, he has storyboarded on action, comedy and pre-school shows, shows as diverse as Boondocks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Batman, The Venture Brothers and Curious George.


Rafael’s first graphic novel, Giants Beware!, will be published by First Second Books in early 2012. His short film The Tortured Clown was acquired by and featured on the Sundance Channel.

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Digitally Inking Giants Beware!

Have you ever wanted to see how digital inking works? In this video, Rafael Rosado, the illustrator of Giants Beware!, shows you how, with an example from his new kids comics.

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Giants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado

Claudette just wants to fight giants. Why does no one else think this is a good idea?

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Giants Beware!
The Chronicles of Claudette
Written by Jorge Aguirre; illustrated by Rafael Rosado
First Second

Make way for Claudette the giant slayer in this delightful, fantastical adventure! Claudette’s fondest wish is to slay a giant. But her village is so safe...

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