My name is Tony Dusko. I am a fifth grade teacher in Pennsylvania. For the past 10 years, I have been making short animated films to liven up my everyday teaching. I keep these films on a Youtube channel called, Notebook Babies. I add new films every week!
I also play guitar and create the music for all my films. My favorite guitar is my Martin 000-15SM.
My videos feature such topics as; love, friendship, empathy, forgiveness, acceptance, diversity, rumors, perseverance, and bullying to name a few. In addition, six of my films have now appeared on Sesame Street.
Some things that inspire my work: Andrew Wyeth, Pablo Picasso, Fifth Graders, Miles Davis, Nick Drake, Jack Johnson, Basquait, Joni Mitchell, Ani Difranco, Bob Dylan, Cold Play, old school Sesame Street animations, Mad Men, and Seinfeld.
Interesting Facts About Me: I like interesting cars. My father is a painter and has been since he was 12.
Although I do use a computer as part of my process, my animations are hand drawn with traditional methods.