Mark O'Hare

Mark O'Hare
Born Mark Sean O'Hare
(1968-07-18) July 18, 1968
San Pedro, California, U.S.
Alma mater California Institute of the Arts
Occupation Storyboard artist, writer, and director
Years active 1992–present
Known for Rocko's Modern Life, SpongeBob SquarePants, Camp Lazlo

Mark O'Hare (born July 18, 1968) is an American cartoonist who created the comic strip Citizen Dog.[1]

O'Hare is well known for his work on animated television shows as a writer and storyboard artist for Rocko's Modern Life, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Hey Arnold!, The Angry Beavers, The Mighty B! and Chowder. He performed storyboard work on The Ren and Stimpy Show. Throughout the run of the series, O'Hare served as the creative director and supervising producer on Camp Lazlo. He's currently a storyboard artist at Illumination Entertainment.

Although accepted into the aeronautical engineering program at Purdue University, O'Hare shifted focus after his sophomore year to study graphic design, later getting acceptance into the character animation program at California Institute of the Arts.

While a student at Purdue University, he drew a strip called Art Gallery for the student newspaper, The Exponent. The comic ran from the autumn of 1987 to the spring of 1990.

O'Hare has been nominated four times for an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and won his first Emmy in 2007 for "Outstanding Animated Program" on Camp Lazlo and his second in 2008.



Year Title Notes
1993–1996 Rocko's Modern Life director/storyboard artist/writer
1995 The Ren & Stimpy Show storyboard artist
1996; 1998 Hey Arnold! storyboard artist and director
1997 The Angry Beavers storyboard artist
Life with Louie storyboard artist
1997; 2003 Dexter's Laboratory storyboard artist/writer
1999–2004 SpongeBob SquarePants writer/storyboard artist/storyboard director/character layout artist
2002 Jeffrey Cat: Claw and Order creator/character designer/writer/executive producer (pilot)
2003–2004 The Powerpuff Girls storyboard artist/writer/story
2005–2008 Camp Lazlo writer/storyboard artist/storyboard director/creative director/supervising producer/director
2007 Shorty McShorts storyboard artist ("Mascot Prep" short)
2008–2009 The Mighty B! storyboard director
2009 Chowder writer/storyboard artist
2010 Adventure Time storyboard revisionist


Year Title Notes
1992 Cool World character designer
2004 Shrek 2 story artist
Shark Tale additional storyboard artist
2010 Despicable Me storyboard artist
2011 Hop storyboard artist
2012 The Lorax storyboard artist
2013 Despicable Me 2 story artist
2015 Minions additional story artist


  1. "Mark O'Hare". Lambiek. Retrieved 21 June 2010.

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