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Stuff Said 028: Derek Drymon




  • Derek Drymon on IMDB
  • The Oral History of SpongeBob SquarePants (A terrific piece that originally appeared in Hogan’s Alley magazine, issue #17).
  • SpongeBob Comics, to which both Derek and I are contributors (and occasional collaborators)
  • We sort of talk about but never talk about Derek’s internship and how he actually got started in animation and storyboarding, but luckily he talked about it with the folks at “The Villains’ Corner” podcast back in 2009, and you can listen to EPISODE 32 of that show here (or on iTunes).
  • SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg, a rare interview subject, appeared on Tom Wilson’s podcast “Big Pop Fun”.
  • Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray BradburyZenArtWriting
  • I’ve drawn many SpongeBob comics over Derek’s layouts. Here’s an example of how that works (Derek’s layouts on the left, my pencils on the right – if you want to see this story inked, colored & lettered, check out SPONGEBOB COMICS #20, on sale next month (May 2013) – click to enlarge):Drymon_Schigiel_01Drymon_Schigiel_02Drymon_Schigiel_03
  • Scott Koblish, Derek’s childhood classmate at The Kubert School, appeared on “Stuff Said” in a two-part conversation. Here’s Part 1 and Part 2.
  • Derek’s “Danger Planet” short/pilot:
  • And here’s the Danger Planet blog, which has a lot of cool stuff on it.
  • George Bridgeman’s Constructive Anatomy (that this exists in this manner…you gotta give it up for the internet being amazing, right?)
  • “Stuff Said Theme” by Craig Chin (also on Soundcloud)
  • Other music: “She is Staggering (instrumental)” by Polaris, “Baby Martian” by Craig Chin, “SpongeBob SquarePants Closing Theme” by Steve Belfer.

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