Derek David Drymon (born November 19, 1968; age 48) is an American writer and storyboard artist. He used to work on numerous Nickelodeon animated series produced in the 1990s and 2000s, with the most popular one being SpongeBob SquarePants. He is also co-writer of the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song. He later went to Cartoon Network to work on season 1 episodes of Adventure Time.
Drymon was born as Derek David Drymon in Denville, a small town in northern New Jersey, on November of 1968. He attended Jefferson Township Public School as a child and supposedly he enjoyed drawing and making comic books. Drymon graduated from Jefferson Township High School in 1987. He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York to become an illustrator. After college, he was recruited by Disney feature animation for their internship program. Upon finishing the program he returned to New Jersey and then on to California.
Early Nickelodeon years
Drymon was discovered by Nickelodeon in 1993. He moved to California to work as a storyboard artist for the network. In 1994, Drymon also began working as a storyboard artist and writer for Rocko's Modern Life. It was here he met two of his future employers, Tim Hill and Stephen Hillenburg. Hill was a writer, and Hillenburg was a co-producer and storyboard artist.
In 1997, Drymon's former Rocko co-worker Stephen Hillenburg created SpongeBob SquarePants. Drymon performed a few duties on SpongeBob, including supervising director, producer, and eventually creative director. He has also help develop the series along with Nick Jennings.
Derek Drymon's new show, Diggs Tailwagger, was given a green light in 2007, but it never made it to fruition.
Drymon currently works as a storyboard artist for DreamWorks Animation.
|1a - "Help Wanted"||Storyboard artist, writer, creative director|
|1b - "Reef Blower"||Storyboard artist, writer, creative director|
|1c - "Tea at the Treedome"||Creative director|
|2a - "Bubblestand"||Writer, Creative director|
|2b - "Ripped Pants"||Creative director|
|3a - "Jellyfishing"||Creative director|
|3b - "Plankton!"||Creative director|
|4a - "Naughty Nautical Neighbors"||Creative director|
|4b - "Boating School"||Creative director|
|5a - "Pizza Delivery"||Creative director|
|5b - "Home Sweet Pineapple"||Creative director|
|6a - "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"||Creative director|
|6b - "Pickles"||Creative director|
|7a - "Hall Monitor"||Creative director|
|7b - "Jellyfish Jam"||Creative director|
|8a - "Sandy's Rocket"||Creative director|
|8b - "Squeaky Boots"||Creative director|
|9a - "Nature Pants"||Creative director|
|9b - "Opposite Day"||Creative director|
|10a - "Culture Shock"||Creative director|
|10b - "F.U.N."||Creative director|
|11a - "MuscleBob BuffPants"||Creative director|
|11b - "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost"||Creative director|
|12a - "The Chaperone"||Creative director|
|12b - "Employee of the Month"||Creative director|
|13a - "Scaredy Pants"||Creative director|
|13b - "I Was a Teenage Gary"||Creative director|
|16a - "Valentine's Day"||Creative director|
|18b - "Walking Small"||Creative director|
|F1 - "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie"||Writer, Executive producer, Sequence director|
|F2 - "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water"||Co-writer of SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song and Squeeze Me|
|List of episode credits|
- ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0238757/
- ^ Jennings, Rob. "Jefferson native, SpongeBob go way back: Cartoonist an executive producer for animated film", Daily Record (Morristown), November 19, 2004. Accessed October 23, 2007. "But in Morristown, Drymon is perhaps best remembered as an offensive guard and defensive tackle on the high school's state championship football team in 1986.... At Morristown High School, when not playing football, Drymon was sketching comic books."
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|Awards and nominations for SpongeBob SquarePants (V • E)
Primetime Emmy Awards
Daytime Emmy Awards
Golden Reel Awards
British Academy Children's Awards
Annecy International Animated Film Festival
ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards
BMI Film & TV Awards