Sunday, March 6, 2011

No Neck Joe, Craig McCracken,1990, 1997

Most sites put the date of these cartoons as 1997, but that is total bullshit. I saw these in the theater in 1990.

ETA - I can't believe I left "site's" up for almost two days. Mortified.

Also mortifying - when the animator himself shows up in the comments and tells you that yes, the date is correct. Confirming that my memory actually kind of sucks. (Thanks, Tim!) And then you don't even see it for seven months because you just assume nobody comments on your blog. THIS IS ALL VERY AWKWARD

BUT WAIT! Craig McKracken just dropped in to say that yes, he did make the first No Neck Joe shorts in 1990 when he was at Cal Arts! So perhaps I was not as addled as previously believed.

(I was still pretty addled, though.)


  1. Thanks for posting these! I was the sole animator on both of these shorts--as an employee of DNA Productions--and I can verify that the 1997 date is correct.

  2. Ah, OK, thanks. Perhaps I don't remember things so well from that time.

  3. Craig McCracken here. You are both correct. The first batch of 5 No Neck Joe's were made by me at Cal Arts in 1990. In 1997 Spike and Mike asked me to create a batch of new Joes that were written, designed, and storyboarded by me and animated at DNA.

  4. So I wasn't imagining things. I don't think.

  5. anyone know where I can find the vampire episode?

  6. Anyone know where to find more episodes? I found them online before, but now I can only find these two.