Los Angeles (USA)
Craig Clark is an american animator/director and creator of “The Kustomonsters” TV and feature film series.
Born in Santa Monica , California, Craig grew up in Malibu, California, and graduated from Santa Monica High School before graduating from California State University Long Beach.
He also was one of the original animation and layout artists on the first three seasons of “The Simpsons”, and has gone on to animate on various other animated projects such as several Peanuts TV specials for Bill Melendez productions, and many special effects feature films such as, “Forrest Gump”, “The Mask”, “Godzilla”, “An American Tail: Fievel Goes West”, “Big Trouble in Little China”, “Mortal Kombat”, “Demolition Man”, and “Poltergeist II: The Other Side”.
Craig Clark began his career as a child actor at the age of 8, when he starred in an educational film called “Forgive and Forget” directed by voice actor Shep Menken in 1968. Switching to animation at age 14, he was discovered by animators Corny Cole (Looney Tunes) and Duane Crowther (Yellow Submarine), and was mentored by longtime Disney animator Amby Paliwoda (Snow White).
Clark is also an alternative rock musician (Chorus of Souls on Fluxus Records), a comic book artist (Nemesister and Astrothrill).