Craig McCracken, Cartoonist:
More often than not, we take the art within cartoons for granted, we get used to the characters and story far too quickly and forget the artists and animators behind the exciting art style. Craig McCracken is one such artist that has brought his imagination to the global stage through his Emmy award winning series Powerpuff Girls (1998-2005) and Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends (2004-2009) aired on Cartoon Network. He also held a large role in the storyboarding of Dexter’s Laboratory (1996-2003), also aired on Cartoon Network.
His art style is very unique, blending heavy usage of geometric shapes with exaggerated characters that speak volumes about their personality through their faces and figures. A simplistic style that is usually accompanied by flat colour, both of which help his target audience identify with the shows, which is probably why they have become so successful.
Wonderful artists like McCracken can be enjoyed by both adults and children, and with his new project ‘Wander Over Yonder’ in production for release in Summer 2013, we are sure to see plenty more from him. For everything McCracken, Powerpuff Girls and Foster, head over to Cartoon Network.