What is your name and your current occupation?
Brian Mac Moyer, freelance artist and prop designer
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I worked in a textiles plant, converting colored designs into black negative plates for color printing. I was a Romita’s Raider in the Marvel Bullpen and I operated a porcelain press that separated porcelain clay out of a mud called “slip” used for making electric insulators.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Megas XLR, I was there from its’ infancy, I helped with the pre-pilot and was hired on as a prop designer when it finally got greenlit by Cartoon Network. That show is the reason I moved to California. Beavis and Butthead Do America was my first big break. I showed the art director my portfolio and he like what he saw so he had me do a BG test over the weekend. With test finished, I came in on Monday and he wanted to hire me on the spot but the producer said I had to take a layout test. I had no clue how to do layouts but learned while I took the test and got the job.
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m from Up-state NY, 30 minutes east of Rochester in a little town called Palmyra. I got into animation via the comic industry. John Romita was my supervisor at Marvel Comics and in 1994 the industry was Continue…