Matt Burnett, the brilliant co-creator and exec producer of Cartoon Network’s hit show Craig of the Creek, brightens our cold winter month by kindly sharing his daily life with us.
9:30 a.m. A perk of working from home on Craig of the Creek over the last two years has been having time in the morning to spend with my family rather than on the road commuting. Here I am after dumping the kids at school, enjoying coffee with my wife (who didn’t want to be photographed, but I swear is real and does exist.)
10:15 a.m. After checking emails, I kick off the first meeting of the day: a design breakdown! We’re watching the animatic together via screen share to start things off. I’m meeting with the BG team now, and I’ll meet with character, props and FX afterwards — we break it up so no one has to sit on too long of a call.
1:55 p.m. Time for lunch at my favorite restaurant these days — the fridge. I’ll cobble some leftovers together into something resembling a meal.
3:09 p.m. The entire Craig of the Creek crew gathers on a call for a storyboard pitch! Great way to keep us all connected right now.
4:55 p.m. Check-in with the skeleton crew for our other show, a preschool spinoff starring Craig’s little sister Jessica! (Things are still in the early stages, but a part of every day is spent getting this project closer to production.)
5:36 p.m. Getting hands-on with a board to make a fix that needed a quick turnaround. Any- thing to get things out the door on time.
6 p.m. Time to begin my commute home!
6:01 p.m. … And I’m home! My kids are there to welcome me. They look just like their mom.