Everett Peck

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Everett Peck.  I’m an artist.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I worked primarily as an Illustrator and painter for 25  years before earning my living primarily in animation.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I’ve most enjoyed working on the animated projects I  created, Duckman and Squirrelboy.  I also enjoyed working with some great people on projects at Klasky Csupo Studios and Sony Animation such as Ghost Busters and Jumanji.

How did you become interested in animation?
Ever since I can remember as a kid I was interested in animation.  My biggest influence then was Disney and W.B.  But I also liked anything the Fleisher studio did and the U.P.A stuff.  I was also quite taken with other artists who who were not necessarily animators but were illustrators who occasionally lent their style to animated projects.  People like Heinrich Kley, Virgil Partch, and Ronald Searle.  I was also knocked out by Mad magazine, especially guys like Jack Davis, Mort Drucker, and Don Martin.  Also loved Ed Roth and Basil Wolverton. All of these influences led me to a career in Illustration and in turn, to Animation.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m from a beach town about 35 miles north of San Diego, Oceanside, CA.  As an Illustrator, I would occasionally design for animation.  It was when I entered into partnership with Klasky/Csupo studio to do Duckman that I switched emphasis from illustration to animation.

What’s a typical day like for you with regards to your job?
It depends on what I’m doing.  If I have a show in production, I’m usually at the Continue reading