Industry artist Dave Creek, 42, passed away this morning from injuries suffered in a skydiving accident last weekend.
Creek was a lead character designer on Bob’s Burgers. He had worked on the series from the beginning of its run. At the time that he received an invite from a producer to work on the series, he had been floating around as a freelance animation artist. “I just lucked out [on] timing and knew the right people,” Creek told Keyframe magazine in 2019 about how he got the job.
“If you love Bob’s Burgers, you loved Dave Creek,” series writer Wendy Molyneux wrote on Twitter yesterday evening. “He was an adventurous funny outgoing amazing artist and one of the most incredible, interesting people I ever met.” Series director Simon Chong posted a tribute on social media, calling Creek, “a wonderfully brilliant and talented man who I can guarantee designed your favourite character on Bob’s at some point.”