Hollywood may be home to the big animation studios, but there’s no shortage of cartoon creators in New York City, the city that gave birth to animation. Join Joe Strike for “Interview with an Animator,” a multi-part series of live, in-person conversations with some of New York’s best known and most creative animation professionals.
On February 24th, Joe will interview J.J. Sedelmaier, writer/producer/director/designer, Beavis & Butthead (MTV), Harvey Birdman ([adult swim]) Saturday TV Funhouse and The Ambiguously Gay Duo (Saturday Night Live) and many award winning TV commercials.
Joe Strike has written about animation for the Daily News, Newsday, New York Press and is a regular contributor to the entertainment industry website Animation World Network (awn.com). He has taught Mass Communications at St. John’s University in New York City, scripted for the Nickelodeon series Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, adapted anime scripts into English and worked on the children’s TV series The Great Space Coaster and Pee-wee’s Playhouse. As Senior Producer of the Sci-Fi Channel’s promotion department, Joe created programming featuring celebrities like Stan Lee, animator Ralph Bakshi and the cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000.