BongoDog

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation cartoonist/animator/designer
Location Seattle, WA, United States
Introduction I’ve been drawing & doodling since before I could crawl. One of my earliest memories is of laying on the shag carpet - tracing the likenesses of Mickey, Goofy and Donald onto bits of scrap paper from dad’s office. Like most children of the 70's, I was enamored with comic books, MAD magazine & Saturday morning cartoons and I’d gladly spend all day sketching my favorite characters from Planet of the Apes, The Lone Ranger & Batman. Later, I began to develop my own characters based upon my favorite artists of the period: Don Martin, Sergio Aragones, and Shel Silverstein. Every day after school I would flip on the TV and bathe in the cathode wonder of Hanna Barbera, Fat Albert, Super Friends, Speed Racer, and vintage Popeye & Harvey Toons. I spent my teens and twenties chasing a career in rock & roll but after settling down and starting a family I have returned to my first love: cartoons! Today, I own and operate a successful independent animation studio in Seattle, Washington – and loving every minute of it!
Interests music (too many varieties to list), film (epics to documentaries-guilty pleasures to neo noir), art (mostly low brow), literature (underground classics and crime fiction), gadgets (love me some mp3), travel (i love the beach!), family (foxy wife and adorable daughter)
Favorite Movies anything from Hitchcock, Kubrik, Scorsese, Tarantino, Anderson, or PIXAR!
Favorite Music oldies... specifically, British Invasion, Beatles, Kinks, Zombies, also dig me some, Harry Nilsson, Lee Hazelwood, Stephen Malkmus, Andrew Bird, Beck, Wilco, Fruit Bats, Flaming Lips, Dr. Dog... I dig all kinds of, exotica, tropicalia, bebop, garage, breakbeats, indie rock, vintage country, and even, 80's pop, have also been known to get my toes-a-tappin!
Favorite Books Dharma Bums, Geek Love, Another Roadside Attraction, A Confederacy of Dunces, Martian Chronicles, Walden, and anything by, Kurt Vonnegut, Shel Silverstein, David Sedaris, Gary Larson, Elmore Leonard

For your birthday, your aunt gave you a maple syrup dispenser shaped like a rooster. Please write her a thank-you note:

Thank you Aunt Matilda for the lovely gift. Even though I am hypoglycemic and alektrophobic - I will truly always cherish this rooster shaped syrup dispenser. Thanks, really. You're too thoughtful.