Sabrina Cotugno is an American writer, storyboard artist, character designer, and webcomic creator known for her work on Gravity Falls and for her original webcomic The Glass Scientists.

She is an episode writer/storyboard artist on Star vs. the Forces of Evil as of season 2 and a director as of season 3.

Early life

Cotugno graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 2008 and from the California Institute of the Arts in 2012 with a B.F.A. in character animation. She was also an exchange student at Gobelins L'École de L'Image in Paris in 2010.


Cotugno began her career as a character designer for MISTIK Studios in 2009. She was also a story and art intern at Pixar Studios from 2010 to 2012; she worked on designs and model sheets for The Good Dinosaur. She later became a visual development trainee at Walt Disney Studios, working with directors to create character designs for early story pitches.

Starting in 2013, Cotugno was a freelance character designer and illustrator for Disney Television Animation on shows like Wander Over Yonder and Gravity Falls, the latter for which she was also a storyboard artist/revisionist.

Cotugno is also the creator and illustrator of her own webcomic called The Glass Scientists and the short comic Bleeding Heart.

Writing/storyboard credits

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Directing credits

Season 3

  • Butterfly Trap

Season 4

External links

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