Mark Mayerson


Writer, Cartoonist, Sculptor

About Mark Mayerson

Mark Mayerson worked in TV animation for 29 years, roughly 9 of them in drawn animation and the rest in computer animation. His job titles included animator, writer and director.

Companies he worked for over the years included Teletactics, Zander's Animation Parlour, Ovation Films, Perpetual Motion Pictures, Kim & Gifford, Hellman Design Associates, Nelvana Animated Commercials, Atkinson Film Arts, Boxcar Animation, Peter Hitchcock Productions, Omnibus Computer Graphics, ARCCA Animation, Side Effects Productions, Michael Sporn Animation, Dome Productions, Side Effects Software and Catapult Productions.

Projects he worked on include Days of Liberty, Drawing Power, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, The Emperor's New Clothes, A Jazztime Tale, The Red Shoes, Ira Sleeps Over, The Care Bears vs. The Freezing Machine, George and the Christmas Star, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future and numerous commercials. Captain Power was the first TV series to include computer animated characters.

Mayerson created the TV series Monster By Mistake. In addition to writing and directing on Monster By Mistake, he also contributed two scripts for Franklin the Turtle and one script for Jacob Two Two, the latter two series for Nelvana.

He wrote about animation for various small press publications as Animation Magazine, Animato, Animation Blast, fps, Cartoon Quarterly, Cartoonist Profiles, The Comics Journal, The Velvet Light Trap, and Apatoons. He also had a blog, Mayerson on Animation.

After leaving the animation industry, he taught animation in the Bachelor of Animation program at Sheridan College for 14 years and was coordinator of the program for seven and a half years. Since retiring, he continues to sculpt and create comics. He lives in Toronto.