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Michelle Czajkowski
MICHELLE
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Gender Female
Birthdate December 25, 1988
Based in New York
Role Creator
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Website DeviantArt
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Michelle Czajkowski is the creator of Ava's Demon, and since the successful funding of the Kickstarter for Ava's Demon: Book One on June 29, 2013, it has become her full-time job. She started creating Ava's Demon when she was the age of 13 and suffering from depression in order "to escape life." [1] It took her about 8 years to finish, and she is now undergoing the task of converting it into webcomic format.

She was born December 25, 1988[2][3], and she is 26 years old.

Professional History

Michelle Czajkowski attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Art and Animation in 2011[4]. During this time, from June to October 2009, she worked briefly as a concept artist for the animation studio Nathan Love . Czajkowski was then briefly an intern at the major animation studio Pixar from June to August 2010. She then worked as a Character Technical Director at another major animation studio, Dreamworks, from July 2011 to June 2013, putting work into the major film Me and My Shadow[5] and the major film Home,[6] formerly known as The True Meaning of Smekday or Happy Smekday! From May 2012 to present, Czajkowski has taken on the arduous task of converting her original comic Ava's Demon into a webcomic format. In March 2017, it was announced that Czajkowski would be contributing several pieces of artwork to the card-based role-playing game Firelight, alongside continuing work on Ava's Demon[7]. She joins other artists such as Loika and Vicki Tsai on the project[8].

Personal Life

Despite her former close correspondence with fans and the growing popularity of Ava's Demon, Czajkowski manages to keep her personal life neatly under wraps. She resides in New York, USA[9]. Czajkowski is known for taking frequent brief breaks for personal reasons, including the health of her niece[10] or her presence at a convention [11]. As of March 7, 2015, the comic is currently on a hiatus due to Czajkowski's own personal reasons [12]. Czajkowski states under the News on he site that it is scheduled to resume in January 2016.[13]

She appears to be a fan of several different media, as portrayed by the fan art displayed on her DeviantArt account[14]. This account includes fan art of several things, including Bee and Puppycat[15], Sailor Moon[16], and the video game Off[17].

Occasionally, Czajkowski will make an appearance at a comic or anime convention. In the year of 2015, she will be attending Otakon, Anime STL, and Katsucon, as stated in the News Feed on the Ava's Demon website home[18].

Internet Activity

Czajkowski used to frequently respond to fans on websites such as Formspring and Tumblr. However, due to frequent harassment[19], her internet activity became primarily confined to Twitter, announced on February 1, 2015 [20]. The moderation of the official Ava's Demon Tumblr blog was transferred to another, anonymous person.

References

  1. | About the Author page on Avasdemon.com
  2. 25 on Dec. 25
  3. Birthday Wishes Thank You
  4. Linkedin
  5. IMDB Page for "Me and My Shadow"
  6. IMDB Page for "Home"
  7. Blog post announcing Michelle Czajkowski's involvement in the Firelight project
  8. Post referencing Loika and Vicki Tsai on the same 'Firelight' project.
  9. Information on Twitter account
  10. Tweet stating a break due to niece
  11. Tweet stating break due to Katsucon
  12. Message from Michelle stating Hiatus
  13. News Feed on Avasdemon.com
  14. RobotMichelle on Deviantart
  15. Tiny Pet Heads by RobotMichelle
  16. Princess Serenity by RobotMichelle
  17. Off by RobotMichelle
  18. News Feed on Avasdemon.com
  19. Michelle's farewell to Tumblr
  20. Announcement of the move to Twitter

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