Ben Jones (American cartoonist)
||This biographical article is written like a résumé. (April 2013)|
|Born||Benjamin Quincy Jones
1977 (age 36–37)
|Occupation||Animator, screenwriter, producer|
|Known for||Trash Talking
The Problem Solverz
Benjamin Quincy Jones (born 1977 in Pittsburgh, PA), 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. Jones is the main creator and the voice actor of Alfe and Roba in the Cartoon Network show, The Problem Solverz. From 2013, is the creative director of the Fox's Saturday night programming block ADHD, with which is also working on the creation of his new animated TV series for the block, but all its details are still unknown.
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]
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.
|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|
|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|
- Home page. benjaminqjones. (December 14, 2009).
- Adult Swim Presents. Adultswim.com (June 25, 2013).
- "In Brief". The Fresno Bee. March 30, 2011.
- Animation Domination High-Def ('ADHD'). WonderCon Anaheim 2013. (March 30, 2013).
- 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.
- Nadel, Dan (April 4, 2011). "Artistic Modern Funnies: Ben Jones’ Problem Solverz". Tcj.com (April 4, 2011).