Craig McCracken Quotes


22 Craig McCracken quotes:



"Anything you see on the screen was at one point approved by me."
"Basicly I'm in charge of all creative aspects of the show."
"Basicly what I had to do was do a 7 minute board and pitch it to a room of big wigs from the network and based on that they determined if I would get a short or not."
"But to me what seems to be missing in a lot of portfolios is Cartooning."
"For a long time I wanted to be a comic strip artist but when I started doing them in my teens they were getting really elaborate with tons of poses and a lot of information."
"I don't really have time to approve every shirt and sticker that gets made but I have been heavily involved in the big stuff like toys."
"I'm a geeky toy collector, and to have toys of your own characters is unbelievably cool."
"I'm always thinking about what I might want to do next, but there's still things I want to do with Powerpuff - so I can keep going with this one for awhile."
"I'm hoping that word-of-mouth on the film - people seeing it and liking it - that that will drive more people to the theaters, because I haven't seen the billboards or the posters or anything."
"I've been drawing since I was about 3 and I come from a family of artists."
"It really just gives you a sense of when you need to have dialogue and when you don't, and if your pictures are telling the story, you don't need to have all this talking."
"Now I did do later drawings where I tried putting fingers on them but it never looked right to me they weren't as appealing as that first drawing."
"One of the main things I do is focus on ideas and what stories we decide to tell, but probably the biggest part of my job I'd say is working on the storyboards."
"So what I do is supervise the boarding process trying to get the shows the way I'd like them to be. And in some cases I've completely redone a board myself even though I'm not credited for it."
"The reason they look the way they do is that the first drawing I did of them was really small so I didn't draw fingers, nose, ears, etc and this drawing had a certain appeal that I really liked."
"The shows are either 11 or 22 minutes and they move pretty quickly, and that's part of the charm of them - so it was just trying to keep that in mind and keep the energy of the story moving, even though we were dealing with a longer format."
"The storyboard artists job is to plan out shot for shot the whole show, write all the dialog, and decide the mood, action, jokes, pacing, etc of every scene."
"There's a lot you can do without words."
"We chose the actors thru a series of auditions when we started the show."
"Well, for one thing, the executives in charge at Cartoon Network are cartoon fans. I mean, these are people who grew up loving animation and loving cartoons, and the only difference between them and me is they don't know how to draw."



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