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Who Am I?
Chuck Austen is a multi-talented artist, animator, writer, novelist, and comics creator who needs a shave. He was most recently the Executive Producer of DRAGONS: The Nine Realms, and SHE-RA and the Princesses of Power for DreamWorks Television Animation, Hulu and Netflix. Prior to SHE-RA Chuck was Executive Producer on DAWN OF THE CROODS, and a producer on The New Adventures of ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE for DreamWorksTV and Amazon, a consulting Producer on KIPO, as well as Cartoon Network’s STEVEN UNIVERSE.
He began his career at Electronic Arts as an art director on multiple video games, including JOHN MADDEN NFL FOOTBALL, ROAD RASH, and SHOCKWAVE. He then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in animation. Chuck has been a storyboard artist and director on prime-time hits such as KING OF THE HILL and THE CLEVELAND SHOW. He co-created the ground breaking CG series TRIPPING THE RIFT for Syfy Channel, and directed on the hit animated series ROBOT & MONSTER for Nickelodeon, and RANDY CUNNINGHAM, 9TH GRADE NINJA for Disney XD, and PENN ZERO, PART-TIME HERO for Disney.
In comics, Chuck is known for both his writing and his artwork on many titles, including his own creations, EDGEWORLD for ComiXology, and FLYWIRES or Humanoids, along with Marvel Comic’s U.S. WAR MACHINE, DC Comic’s SUPERMAN, JUSTIC LEAGUE, ACTION COMICS and many more. His work on Marvel's UNCANNY X-MEN earned him international acclaim, notoriety, and the prestigious Genesis Award, the only comic book author ever to win that honor.
He lives in Los Angeles with several highly motivated gophers.
ON THE LAPTOP
Passion and Persuasion
I'm currently deep into another Jane Austen update/adaptation. centering around the piano teacher from
Pride and Nakedness, and is based on Persuasion.