Mark O'Hare

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Mark O'Hare
Born Mark Sean O'Hare
(1968-07-18) July 18, 1968 (age 47)
San Pedro, California, U.S.
Alma mater California Institute of the Arts
Occupation Storyboard artist, writer, and director
Years active 1992–present
Known for Rocko's Modern Life, SpongeBob SquarePants, Camp Lazlo

Mark O'Hare (born July 18, 1968) is an American cartoonist who created the comic strip Citizen Dog.[1]

O'Hare is well known for his work on animated television shows as a writer and storyboard artist for Rocko's Modern Life, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Hey Arnold!, The Mighty B! and Chowder. He performed storyboard work on The Ren and Stimpy Show. Throughout the run of the series, O'Hare served as the creative director and supervising producer on Camp Lazlo. He is currently a storyboard artist at Illumination Entertainment, contributing to the films Despicable Me, The Lorax, and recently, the sequel Despicable Me 2.

Although accepted into the aeronautical engineering program at Purdue University, O'Hare shifted focus after his sophomore year to study graphic design, later getting acceptance into the character animation program at California Institute of the Arts.

While a student at Purdue University, he drew a strip called Art Gallery for the student newspaper, The Exponent. The comic ran from the autumn of 1987 to the spring of 1990.

O'Hare has been nominated four times for an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and won his first Emmy in 2007 for "Outstanding Animated Program" on Camp Lazlo and his second in 2008.



Year Title Notes
1992 Cool World Character designer
2004 Shrek 2 Storyboard artist
2004 Shark Tale Additional storyboard artist
2010 Despicable Me Storyboard artist
2011 Hop Storyboard artist
2012 The Lorax Storyboard artist
2013 Despicable Me 2 Storyboard artist


Year Title Notes
1993-1996 Rocko's Modern Life Writer
Storyboard artist
1995 The Ren & Stimpy Show Storyboard artist
1996, 1998 Hey Arnold! Director
Storyboard director
1997 Life with Louie Storyboard artist
1997-2003 Dexter's Laboratory Writer
Storyboard artist
1997 The Angry Beavers Storyboard artist
1999-2004 SpongeBob SquarePants Writer
Storyboard artist
Character layout artist
2001 Jeffrey Cat: All Dogs Don't Go to Heaven Creator
2003-2004 The Powerpuff Girls Writer
Storyboard artist
2005-2008 Camp Lazlo Writer
Storyboard artist
Creative director
Supervising producer
2009 Chowder Writer
Storyboard artist
2010 Adventure Time Storyboard revisionist

Other work[edit]

  • Rebus (2001) - Christo (actor)


  1. ^ "Mark O'Hare". Lambiek. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 

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