Name:
Chris McDonnell
Occupations:
Owner, McD Workshop LLC
Senior Lecturer, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
Disciplines:
Direction, design, animation, video, cartooning, illustration, visual arts, teaching
Education:
BFA in Animation, 2001 from The School of Visual Arts, New York
Portfolio:
Phone:
(215) 687-7645
Associations:
Meathaus, The Philly Cartoonists Society
Past Clients & Collaborators:
Abso Lutely Productions, Run and Gun Productions, Dakota Pictures, Rizzoli International Publications, DC Comics, Bakshi Productions, Spümcø International, Island/Def Jam Records, Virgin Entertainment, The Magic Store
Chris McD
2011:
I skipped this entire year updating this timeline. Well at least I was busy. Check out the McD Workshop blog for the latest.
Chris McD
2010:
Commenced art direction and design work on a new book about director and cartoonist Bill Plympton.
Chris McD
2010:
I have joined The University of the Arts in Philadelphia as a part time faculty member to teach Sequential Format in the illustration department.
Chris McD
2010:
Baby Storytime Animation for Yo Gabba Gabba!I animated the storytime sequence for an upcoming episode of the Nick Jr. show, Yo Gabba Gabba! with artwork by show co-creator Christian Jacobs and art director Parker Jacobs.
Chris McD
2009:
GO FOR THE GOLD! 3Created cover illustration, edited, designed and published GO FOR THE GOLD! 3, the Meathaus sketchbook anthology featuring the personal work of over 30 international artists.
Chris McD
2009:
Wonder Woman: Amazon. Hero. Icon.Completed art direction and design on the book Wonder Woman: Amazon. Hero. Icon. by Robert Greenberger, published by Universe.
Chris McD
2009:
Lucky Duck Animation for Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!I designed and animated Mr. Lucky Duck for a few segments on a Season Cinco episode of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!.
Chris McD
2009:
Jingle Animation for Yo Gabba Gabba!I wrote, designed and animated the jingle sequence for an upcoming episode of the Nick Jr. show, Yo Gabba Gabba! featuring music by Dr. Dog.
Chris McD
2009:
Edited and cleaned-up multitudes of images for The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox book designed by Pentagram and published by Rizzoli International Publications.
Chris McD
2009:
Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of HorrorCompleted design on the book Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror by Michael Mallory, published by Universe.
Chris McD
2009:
Redesigned and relaunched the Meathaus website again with plans for expansion and further interaction/collaboration with readers. Began a concerted effort to consistently post multiple inspirational art finds every single weekday.
Chris McD
2009:
Haze PosterCreated a mysterious poster as a cover image for a feature animated film in the conceptual stage using photo collage and drawn elements.
Chris McD
2009:
Animation for Tim and Eric Funny or Die Presents SegmentI designed and animated a clip that will be part of a live-action Tim and Eric segment on HBO's Funny or Die Presents show, featuring the voice of Tom Arnold.
Chris McD
2007:
Remix animation and compositing for Yo Gabba Gabba!I designed and animated abstract backgrounds and composited live-action characters onto them for about half of the season one remix segments on the Nick Jr. show Yo Gabba Gabba!.
Chris McD
2007:
Cartoon Brew Promotional PieceOne of two promotional illustration/designs I that created for Amid Amidi and Jerry Beck's Cartoon Brew.
Chris McD
2006:
Real Life Wizardz Poster Collaboration with Robertryan CoryRobertryan Cory and I designed and drew this poster for a group show held at Nickelodeon Studios in Burbank, CA.
Chris McD
2005:
Animation and Editing for Tom Goes To The MayorI was an animator and editor on the complete two seasons of the Adult Swim show Tom Goes To The Mayor, which was Tim and Eric's television series debut. I designed and animated several cartoon animation segments within the show besides the daily animation, editing and compositing duties that I performed.
Chris McD
2004:
Meathaus Meltdown Poster Collaboration with James JeanJames Jean and I designed and drew this poster for the Meathaus group show at Meltdown in Hollywood, which was then graciously silkscreened by Jordan Crane with our assistance.