Ben Jones (American cartoonist)

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Ben Jones
Born Benjamin Quincy Jones
1977 (age 36–37)
Pennsylvania
Residence Los Angeles
Occupation Animator, screenwriter, producer
Years active 2003–present
Known for Trash Talking
Neon Knome
The Problem Solverz

Benjamin Quincy Jones[1] (born 1977 in Pittsburgh, PA),[2] is an American comedian, voice actor, music composer, animator, producer, director, writer and storyboard artist. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He is a member and founder of Paper Rad, an art collective of his city (Pittsburgh) with Jacob Ciocci and his sister Jessica Ciocci. In 2010, Jones created Neon Knome, a pilot for Adult Swim; Neon Knome was never aired but is featured on the Adult Swim website as part of their "Big Uber Network Sampling" collection.[3] Jones is the main creator and the voice actor of Alfe and Roba in the Cartoon Network show, The Problem Solverz.[4] From 2013, is the creative director of the Fox's Saturday night programming block ADHD,[5] with which is also working on the creation of his new animated TV series for the block, but all its details are still unknown.[6]

Biography[edit]

Jones was born in 1977 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in central Massachusetts. His family collected computers, a hobby initiated by his father, Frank, who was a software engineer. This influenced Jones a lot, so much that later he would draw inspiration for his future style of art and design.[clarification needed]

Career[edit]

Jones began his career in animation in the late of 90's. He first made comics, followed by a series of loosely drawn minis.[clarification needed] He studied at Boston on Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where under the name of "Paper Radio" met and worked with fellow artist Christopher Forgues. In 2000, he founded the collective Paper Rad, with the artist Jacob Ciocci and his sister Jessica Ciocci.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Project Show run Channel(s) Credited role # of episodes
Pick a Winner 2004 DVD only Director (credited as Paper Rad) 5 episodes
I Dream of Zinedine Zidane 2005 Short only Digital effect artst Inexistent
Super Mario Movie 2005 Short only Director (credited as Paper Rad) Inexistent
Wonder Showzen 2005–2006 MTV2 Animator Unavailable
Trash Talking 2006 DVD only Co-creator, writer, producer, executive producer, director, and voice actor (credited as Paper Rad) Unavailable
Yo Gabba Gabba! 2007–present Nick Jr. and Nickelodeon Animator 1 episode
Neon Knome 2010 Adult Swim Creator, animator, writer, executive producer, director, music composer, and voice actor 1 episode
The Problem Solverz 2011–2013 Cartoon Network Creator, co-writer, executive producer, director, music composer, and voice actor 26 episodes
The Problem Solverz 2011–2013 Cartoon Network Storyboard artist 2 episodes
Axe Cop 2013 FOX Creative director 12 episodes
High School USA! 2013 FOX Creative director 12 episodes
Lucas Bros. Moving Co. 2013–present FOX Creative director and director 5 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Home page. benjaminqjones. (December 14, 2009).
  2. ^ www.a-m-p.gr/media/pdf/original/benjonescv.pdf
  3. ^ Adult Swim Presents. Adultswim.com (June 25, 2013).
  4. ^ "In Brief". The Fresno Bee. March 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ Animation Domination High-Def ('ADHD'). WonderCon Anaheim 2013. (March 30, 2013).
  6. ^ O'Leary, Shannon. (May 15, 2012) How Cartoon Network Became a Haven for Some of the Best Independent Comic Book Creators Working Today. Publishers Weekly.
  7. ^ Nadel, Dan (April 4, 2011). "Artistic Modern Funnies: Ben Jones’ Problem Solverz". Tcj.com (April 4, 2011).

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