Derek Drymon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Derek Drymon
Born Derek Drymon
(1968-11-19) November 19, 1968 (age 48)
Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.
Education School of Visual Arts
Occupation Comedian, voice actor, television writer, storyboard artist, animator
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Nancy Moscatiello
Children Vera Drymon
Hazel Drymon
Parent(s) David Drymon
Madeline Drymon
Relatives Jennifer Ayers (sister)

Derek Drymon (born November 19, 1968) is an American writer, storyboard artist, television director, executive producer, and supervising producer. He has worked on numerous animated cartoon productions of the 1990s and 2000s, best known for his work on Rocko's Modern Life, SpongeBob SquarePants and Adventure Time.

Personal-background[edit]

Drymon was born in Morristown, in northern New Jersey to parents David E. Drymon (born November 30, 1944) and Madelina A. (née Licciardiello; June 7, 1946 – June 29, 2007). He has a sister named Jennifer Dare Ayers (née Drymon; born 1972). He attended Jefferson Township and Dover Public Schools as a child and enjoyed drawing and making comic books. Drymon graduated from Jefferson Township High School in 1987.[1] He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York to become an illustrator. After college, he was recruited by Disney feature animation for their internship program. Upon finishing the program he returned to New Jersey and then on to California.

Early Nickelodeon years[edit]

Drymon was discovered by Nickelodeon in 1993. He moved to California to work as an animator for Nickelodeon. In 1993, Drymon also began working as a storyboard artist and writer for Rocko's Modern Life. It was here he met two of his future employers, Tim Hill and Stephen Hillenburg; Hill was a writer, Hillenburg a co-producer and storyboard artist. In 1997, Hillenburg created SpongeBob SquarePants. Drymon performed many duties on SpongeBob, including being a writer on all episodes, the creative director, and, on his last season with the show, supervising producer.[2] Drymon also worked on the Cartoon Network animated series Camp Lazlo. Drymon worked on Tim Hill's side project, the popular KaBlam! skit Action League Now!, as a storyboard artist. He also wrote the Emmy Award-nominated episode of CatDog "Doggone".[3]

Current production[edit]

Drymon was an executive producer (with Fred Seibert) on the Cartoon Network series Adventure Time, created by Pendleton Ward for the show's first season. He was no longer credited on episodes starting with the second season.[4] Drymon worked for DreamWorks Animation. Drymon is currently working for Illumination as a Director.

Personal life[edit]

Drymon is married to Nancy (née Moscatiello) and have given birth to two daughters, Vera (born 1998) and Hazel (born 2001).

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Notes
1994–1996 Rocko's Modern Life Storyboard artist/writer
1996 Hey Arnold! Storyboard artist/director
1996-2000 KaBlam! Storyboard artist
1998 CatDog Storyboard director/writer
1999–2004 SpongeBob SquarePants Creative director (1999-2004)/writer (1999)/storyboard artist (Help Wanted)/voice director (1999-2004)/supervising producer (2002-2004)
2007 Diggs Tailwagger Creator/director/writer/executive producer (pilot)
2008 Camp Lazlo Writer/storyboard director
2010 Danger Planet Creator/writer (pilot)
2010 The Stockboys of the Apocalypse Creator/writer (pilot)
2010 Adventure Time Executive producer
2017 Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer Writer ("Crab Hands" episode)

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 My Life with Morrissey Bad Comedian
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie The Screamer/Fisherman writer/storyboard artist/executive producer/sequence director
2008 Kung Fu Panda additional story artist
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens additional story artist
2010 Shrek Forever After additional story artist
Megamind special thanks
2011 Hop storyboard artist
Kung Fu Panda 2 additional story artist
Puss in Boots additional story artist
Night of the Living Carrots storyboard artist
2013 Turbo Worker Snail #2/FAST Network Trackside Reporter story artist
2014 Penguins of Madagascar head of story
2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water writer, "Squeeze Me"
2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 story artist
2017 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie story artist

Bibliography[edit]

  • "Picture This!" (in SpongeBob Comics #2, United Plankton Pictures, Apr. 2011)
  • "Squidward and the Golden Clarinet" (in SpongeBob Comics #3, United Plankton Pictures, Jun. 2011)
  • "Day Off / Off Day" (in SpongeBob Comics #5, United Plankton Pictures, Oct. 2011)
  • "Dear Diary" (in SpongeBob Comics #11, United Plankton Pictures, Aug. 2012)
  • "Drawn In" and "The Curse of the Flying Dutchman" (in SpongeBob Comics #13, United Plankton Pictures, Oct. 2012)
  • "For the Love of Chum" (in SpongeBob Comics #14, United Plankton Pictures, Nov. 2012)
  • "Connect the Dots" (in SpongeBob Comics #15, United Plankton Pictures, Dec. 2012)
  • "The Treasure of Captain Goldfish" (in SpongeBob Comics #16, United Plankton Pictures, Jan. 2013)
  • "Morning Melody" (in SpongeBob Comics #19, United Plankton Pictures, Apr. 2013)
  • "Sponge Monkey" (in SpongeBob Comics #20, United Plankton Pictures, May 2013)
  • "The Dutchman's Challenge" (in SpongeBob Comics #25, United Plankton Pictures, Oct. 2013)
  • "Curse of the King Krabbe" and "My Life as a Crossing Guard" (in SpongeBob Comics #28, United Plankton Pictures, Jan. 2014)
  • "Scaredy Snail" (in SpongeBob Comics #29, United Plankton Pictures, Feb. 2014)
  • "Showdown at the Shady Shoals: Part 1" (in SpongeBob Comics #32, United Plankton Pictures, May 2014)
  • "Showdown at the Shady Shoals: Part 2" (in SpongeBob Comics #33, United Plankton Pictures, Jun. 2014)
  • "Showdown at the Shady Shoals: Part 3" (in SpongeBob Comics #34, United Plankton Pictures, Jul. 2014)
  • "Showdown at the Shady Shoals: Part 4" (in SpongeBob Comics #35, United Plankton Pictures, Aug. 2014)
  • "Showdown at the Shady Shoals: Part 5" (in SpongeBob Comics #36, United Plankton Pictures, Sept. 2014)
  • "Dreams of the Dreaming Dreamer" (in SpongeBob Comics #37, United Plankton Pictures, Oct. 2014)
  • "Star of the Show" and "Snow Job" (in SpongeBob Comics #41, United Plankton Pictures, Feb. 2015)
  • "Fry Cook 2.0" (in SpongeBob Comics #43, United Plankton Pictures, Apr. 2015)
  • "Patrick's Itch" (in SpongeBob Comics #45, United Plankton Pictures, Jun. 2015)
  • "Patty Thing!" (in SpongeBob Comics #49, United Plankton Pictures, Oct. 2015)
  • "Mash-Up Pants" (in SpongeBob Comics #50, United Plankton Pictures, Nov. 2015)
  • "The Ballad of Barnacle Bill: Part 1" (in SpongeBob Comics #55, United Plankton Pictures, Apr. 2016)
  • "The Ballad of Barnacle Bill: Part 2" (in SpongeBob Comics #56, United Plankton Pictures, May 2016)
  • "On the Lam" (in SpongeBob Comics #57, United Plankton Pictures, Jun. 2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jennings, Rob. "Jefferson native, SpongeBob go way back: Cartoonist an executive producer for animated film" Archived September 8, 2012, at Archive.is, Daily Record, November 19, 2004. Accessed October 23, 2007. "But in Jefferson, Drymon is perhaps best remembered as an offensive guard and defensive tackle on the high school's state championship football team in 1986.... At Jefferson High School, when not playing football, Drymon was sketching comic books."
  2. ^ Heintjes, Tom (September 21, 2012). "The Oral History of SpongeBob SquarePants". Hogan's Alley. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Legacy: 26th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (1998)". AnnieAwards.org. ASIFA-Hollywood. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Meiss, Richard. "8 Facts You Might Not Have Known About 'Adventure Time'", Smosh Nov 18, 2015. "We show you the most surprising facts about Adventure Time we ... are stretched — that's Derek Drymon, the former executive producer, typing."

External links[edit]