Animation production company Titmouse has promoted industry veteran Mark Brooks (pictured, top left) from the role of director to creative director. In his new role Brooks’ responsibilities include overseeing content development, client management, as well as other creative duties.

Brooks, who is based at the company’s Los Angeles studio, is a writer, director and musician, whose ties to Titmouse date back to 2006 when he storyboarded, wrote, and directed on the series Metalocalypse. Prior to that, he was best known in the animation world as the co-creator and voice of the infamous webseries character (and later feature film star) Lil’ Pimp.

Titmouse founder and owner Chris Prynoski (pictured, top right) said of the promotion, “Brooks and I have slain many beasts together in the desperate trenches of the animation industry. His axe is strong and sharp. I trust his mighty blade to spill the blood of any project into the gaping mouth of Titmouse — be it drama, comedy, or even dramedy. If a demon were to attack while my back is turned, I’m certain Mark Brooks would handily eviscerate it and we’d dine upon its entrails as we scream out to the cartoon gods before our drunken bonfire.”

Added Brooks: “When an animation titan such as Chris P. asks you to go into battle, there’s no answer you give other than ‘When do I start, man?’ It’s quite an honor to begin this new journey at Titmouse. I plan to get my hands bloody and fight the good fight ‘til my dying breath.”

For Titmouse, Brooks has also directed series such as Black Panther and Moonbeam City, as well as the vr music experience, Show It 2 Me, for which his musical goth pop band, Night Club, created the soundtrack. More recently, Brooks worked as supervising director on two Amazon Original animated projects: Little Big Awesome and The New V.I.P.’s.

Titmouse currently has 16 animated series in production across its three studios (L.A., New York, and Vancouver). Recently, Titmouse collaborated with the livestreaming RPGers Critical Role in a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign that raised $11.3 million from backers, which will result in an original animated series fall 2020.

Carlos Aguilar

Carlos Aguilar is a contributing writer to Cartoon Brew.

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