barbara benas is an emmy award-winning animator and illustrator that lives in champaign, il.

they have over twelve years of production experience on shows, pilots and commercial projects in almost every position-- animation, storyboards, layout, character design, and directing.

their work is motivated by the process of making james burke-style connections between goofy, emotional and ominous things, the betamax Pee-Wee's Playhouse tape they wore out as a child, and the bugs that live under their flower pots