Illustrator, draftsman, animator, writer and teacher Everett Peck died on Tuesday, June 14 – best known for his favorite animated series Duckman and Squirrel Boy. Peck’s instagram and Facebook feeds shared this sad news. The reason of his demise is not public yet.
Peck is best known for his work in the field of animation, including working as a character designer on The Real Ghostbusters, Extreme Ghostbusters, etc. His own Duckman: Private Dick / Family Man series would be his best business card. , ran four seasons on the US Network from 1994 to 1997 and earned him three Primetime Emmy nominations.
During the 1990s, Peck worked on several popular series of the decade, including as a visual designer for The Critic, the animated film Roman for ABC, and as a character designer / design consultant for Dragon Tales, Men in Black: The Series, Godzilla. : Jumanji series and cartoon. He also animates for Sesame Street.
The comic hasn’t come out yet and I’ve been doing some unrelated freelance work for [production company] Klasky Csupo. Gábor Csupo asked me: ‘Hey, do you have any ideas for movies?’ And I said, ‘Well, I’m making this comic …’ They saw Duckman and they liked it. So we agreed to do it. But yes, there is always such a fear. Even if I set the tone of the comic – all the basic relationships are already there and all the characters, like Cornfeld and King Chicken, Bernice and so on. And in Gábor, I felt confident. So we started promoting it on networks … we always try to be a Duckman show for adults. You know, the Simpsons have something for adults and something for kids, but we really want it for adults. I’m not sure FOX let us, He said.”
Peck lived in Oceanside, California at the time of his death. His wife Helen Vita Peck was left behind.