Craig Clark

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Craig Clark, (born 1960 in Santa Monica, California) is an American animator, an art rock, darkwave musician (Chorus of Souls on Fluxus Records), a comic book artist (Nemesister and Astrothrill), and an album cover artist (The Nymphs on Geffen Records).


Clark began his career as a child actor at the age of 8, when he starred in an educational film called "Forgive and Forget" directed by voice actor Shep Menken in 1968. Switching to animation at age 14, he was discovered by animators Corny Cole (Looney Tunes) and Duane Crowther (Yellow Submarine), and was mentored by longtime Disney animator Amby Paliwoda. Clark was one of the original animation and layout artists on the first three seasons of The Simpsons, and has gone on to animate on various other animated projects such as several Peanuts TV specials for Bill Melendez productions, and many special effects feature films such as, Forrest Gump, The Mask, Godzilla, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, Big Trouble in Little China, Cool World, and Poltergeist II: The Other Side.

Clark has produced and directed The Kustomonsters animated show for the web and TV through Cheeky Entertainment, and has aired on AMGTV in U.S. syndication and also streaming TV service OSI74. Clark also released a Kustomonsters feature film via Vimeo ON Demand in 2015.


Lucky Penny (2013) (short) (animation director)

Bunraku (2010) (visual effects)

Dixie Dynamite (2009) (animator)

Slacker Cats (2007) (TV Series) (animator)

Lil Pimp (2005) (storyboards and design)

Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (2004) (digital artist)

Godzilla (1998) (technical director)

Mortal Kombat (1995) (digital animator)

The Mask (1994) (digital roto and paint)

Forrest Gump (1994) (digital animator)

Cool World (1991) (effects animator)

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1990) (effects animator)

The Simpsons (1990–1993) (TV Series) (animator and character layout)

This is America, Charlie Brown (1988–1989) (TV Series short) (animator)

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) (special effects animator)

Big Trouble in Little China (1986) (special effects animator)

Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) (special effects assistant)

Misfits of Science (1985) (TV series) (special effects director)

Automan (1984) (TV series) (special effects animator)

Art Department - filmography[edit]

Mission Hill (1999) (TV series) (prop design supervisor)

The Oblongs (2001) (TV Series) (prop design supervisor)

Director – filmography[edit]

Cacophony (2014) (short)

Christmas in the Trenches (2012) (short)

Woodstock Manor (2011) (short)

The Kustomonsters (2010) (TV and Web series)

Astrothrill (2005) (video short)

The Kustomonsters Movie (2015) (Feature Film)

Published Works[edit]

Nemesister (1997) (Cheeky Press)

Astrothrill (1999) (comicbook/CD) (Fluxus Records) ISBN 1-929197-00-4 and ISBN 978-1-929197-00-2

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