IAmA former writer/director of SpongeBob Squarepants & Phineas and Ferb
FOLKS: What a treat! Thanks for all your questions. I'm pretty sure we've covered everything at this point, so I'm shutting this party down. You know, the problems of 1,235 little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world...but we'll always have Reddit. Good night everybody!
Jay Lender here. I'm a former writer, storyboarder and director of "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Phineas and Ferb." In addition to those shows I storyboarded for "Hey Arnold", "The Angry Beavers" and, in the interest of full disclosure, a little thing called "C-Bear and Jamal", which is best forgotten. I also wrote 2 videogames in the Destroy All Humans series and a few more based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Looney Tunes and others. I've drawn SpongeBob comics, written screenplays (none sold… yet) and done plenty more.
The proof? I just put "welcome reddit fans!" at the front page of http://www.jaylender.com. If I'm not Jay Lender, then Jay's going to be totally pissed at me for hacking his site. I hope that does it for you.
Anyway, 6 months ago I left my job at Disney in part to complete a personal project. It's a 215 page graphic novel called "Duster" about a war-widow-turned-crop-duster-pilot who must fight to save her daughter from a planeload full of Nazis who crash in her West Texas town just after VE Day. Yes, you heard correctly… Nazis in Texas. You can download the first 39 pages of it at:
There are just a few days left and I really need your support. Read the preview. You will not be disappointed.
Ask away. I'll try to answer as many questions as possible for the next two days, but I'm not going to go without sleep or nuthin'! What's more: followup questions will probably go unanswered--I'll never find them buried in threads I've already written in. I must push on to the bottom of the never-ending list!
At the request of a fan I've included a special Reddit-themed sketch on my website. You can find it by clicking on that Reddit message on the front page. Yours to keep! Drag it to your desktop and treasure it forever! And thanks to Chimerar who committed to send a copy of my graphic novel "to every person I know." Chimerar, your drawing is ALSO on my website. I can only hope that you intend to purchase these copies and not just beat me up and take them.
QUESTION: Is there some way to make the questions which have already been answered move down the list? If we insist on discussing whether there are platypuses controlling us in such great detail I'll never be able to scroll down far enough to see the new questions!