Nick Cross is a Canadian independent animator. His works include The Waif of Persephone, Yellow Cake, Pig Farmer, and Black Sunrise, which he wrote, directed, animated and produced. He is friends with graphic novel artist Troy Little and they collaborated on the development of the animated series Angora Napkin. He directed the pilot for the Nickelodeon series Pig Goat Banana Cricket created by graphic novel creator Dave Cooper and alternative comics creator Johnny Ryan. He was the art director for the Cartoon Network acclaimed mini-series Over the Garden Wall as well as the network's shorts development program. He is currently supervising producer on the upcoming Cartoon Network series Tig n' Seek.
He is married to cartoonist Marlo Meekins.
Black Sunrise is a planned feature-film, produced and animated entirely by Nick Cross. Cross began the film before the rise in popularity of the internet, at which time he considered notions like the Illuminati and secret societies more mysterious and interesting to the general public than they are today. After completing 15 minutes of animation, time constraints prevented Cross from continuing his work on the film. Cross believes that the film, if completed, will not be received favorably because the topic of secret societies is overexposed, but he might still release segments of the film.
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|1997||Rupert||layout artist||13 episodes|
|2001–2003||Untalkative Bunny||storyboard artist|
|2001||The Red Scarf||producer, writer, animator, director|||
|2001–2002||The Ripping Friends||model clean-up|
|2003||Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon||art director, background designer, storyboard artist|
|2006||Tenacious D - "Classico"||background artist|||
|The Waif of Persephone||producer, writer, animator, director|||
|2007||Wayside||storyboard artist||2 episodes|
|2008||Danko Jones - "King of Magazines"||animator, co-director||Collaboration with Dave Cooper and Steve Stefanelli.|||
|2009||Angora Napkin||co-creator, designer, animator, storyboard artist, background artist, layout artist, director||Collaboration with Troy Little.|
|Jimmy Two-Shoes||storyboard artist||"Meet the Gnomans"|
|Yellow Cake||producer, writer, animator, director|||
|2010||Scaredy Squirrel||storyboard artist||"Captain Nuts"|
|2010–2011||Babar and the Adventures of Badou||15 episodes|
|2011||The Pig Farmer||producer, writer, animator, director|||
|2012||Pig Goat Banana Mantis!||animator, director|||
|The Day My Butt Went Psycho!||storyboard artist|||
|Tome of the Unknown||background painter||Nick Cross awarded Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation.|||
|2014||Over the Garden Wall||art director||Nick Cross awarded Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation.|||
|Back to Backspace|
|2015||The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water||storyboard artist||Time travel sequence|||
|Ridin' with Burgess|
|Twelve Forever||art director, background designer|
|Uncle Grandpa||animator, storyboard artist, director||Bumpers in "Guest Directed Shorts"|||
|background painter||"The Great Spaghetti Western"|
|Pig Goat Banana Cricket||storyboard artist, director||"Pig Goat Banana Cricket High Five!"|
|Apple & Onion||art director|
|Welcome to My Life||art director, background painter|
|Long Live the Royals||character design||2 episodes|
|2016||Bottom's Butte||art director, prop designer|
|Summer Camp Island||art director|
|Victor and Valentino|
|2017||The Fancies||art director, prop designer|
|Legendary Place||art director, prop designer, background designer|
|Tiggle Winks||art director, prop designer, background painter|
|Craig of the Creek||art director, prop designer, background designer, background painter|
|2018||Mushroom and the Forest of the World||art director, prop designer, background designer|
|Sunshine Brownstone||art director, character designer, prop designer, color key, background designer, background painter|
|2019||Pops & Branwell||art director, prop designer|
|Splitting Time||art director, prop designer, background painter|
- Ritika Bhandari. "Pig Farmer". Animation Reporter Magazine (May 2011).
- Danny Young, Michael Woodside (March 2010), Nick Cross interview, ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive
- "King of Videos". Ottawa Magazine (October 2009).
- "Nick Cross", Catsuka, NOLIFE, 2011
- Jason Anders (2008). "Conversation with Nick Cross". Fulle Circle Magazine. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
- Startoon Cartoon Podcast - Episode 19 - The One With Nick Cross Part 2, December 13, 2017, event occurs at the start of the video and later from 20 minutes onward, retrieved June 9, 2018
- Nick Cross (April 13, 2012). "The Red Scarf". Retrieved May 3, 2016.
- Andreeva, Nellie (September 26, 2013). "Nickelodeon Orders Two Animated Series, Four Live-Action Pilots". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on November 6, 2014. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
- Nick Cross (March 22, 2013), Perihelion
- "Nick Cross @BrandonMurphyy i feel like i should warn you..." June 4, 2015. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
- "2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Winners" (PDF). Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. September 12, 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
- Nick Cross (February 7, 2015). "Spongebob Movie 2". Retrieved June 29, 2015.
- Nick Cross (May 6, 2015). "Uncle Grandpa". Retrieved June 29, 2015.
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