Joe Murray has been a professional artist from the age of 16, working as a newspaper political cartoonist, illustrator for advertising and magazines, children’s book illustrator and author, as well as an animator for independent films, commercials and as the creator of two animated series on major cable networks: Rocko’s Modern Life and Camp Lazlo. He has run his own business for 30 years and is the recipient of many international illustration, film and entertainment awards including two Prime Time Emmys. Additional studies at UCLA and Art Center College of Design.

Joe Murray recently published the book “Creating Animated Cartoons with Character” through Random House/Watson Guptil.

Joe lives and works in Southern California producing independent films while also mentoring artists and animators through his company He also travels internationally as a motivational speaker championing the arts and animation. Visit Joe’s website at:

[Via Joe Murray Masterclass]


School Info
Type: Online
Program(s): Courses
Medium(s) Taught: Animation
Instructor(s): Joe Murray
Tuition: $125 – $325
Financial Aid: No


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