Folks, meet Dagan Moriarty - deep thinker and serious animator. I’ve known Dagan for years - since my first job out of college. We worked on this kind of crazy little project in a an odd little town in Pennsylvania. The project itself was tough, but somehow, being in the middle of nowhere, we ended up having a pretty awesome crew and it’s where I learned a LOT about animation. Dagan was one of the people that taught me so much. When it came time to pull together our Nite Fite crew, I gave Dagan a call thinking he’d tell me to scram. As it turns out, he was pretty interested in the project and came on as our lead animator!
It’s been a thrill to have Dagan on the crew. I’ve always been ga-gas for his work. It’s so heavily influenced by UPA - one of my favorites - and so fun and cartoony. Dagan is also the guy that always seems to know how to add that single hand movement or eye-roll that takes a character over the top. He can also animate the pants off of something (really, I saw him animate the pants off of a character once…) [Read more…]