What is your name and your current occupation?
Chris Battle, and I’m a Character Design Artist, currently working on “Dan Vs.” at Film Roman.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Assistant Manager of one of the short-lived Hana-Barbera Retail Stores. A bit of a zoo, but it was run by the studio itself, so it allowed me to meet all of the studio artists, which led to me getting my start in the biz.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Without a doubt, my 7-year stretch at Hanna-Barbera/Cartoon Network, where I worked on DEXTER’S LABORATORY, POWERPUFF GIRLS, and SAMURAI JACK. Truly amazing shows that I’m personally very proud to have been a part of, working alongside some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.
How did you become interested in animation?
I was lucky enough to grow up during the 80’s, which was a perfect storm of kid pop culture: The best of the old (Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, Classic Disney, Marvel & DC comics) and the best of the new (Star Wars, Muppets, Nintendo, Robotech, etc) You can’t help but Continue…