Premiere Air Date:
May 18, 2014
Endicott, NY native Syndicated Cartoonist, Mason Mastroianni acquired a passion for drawing at an early age. He passed the time drawing when he was young.
His grandfather, Johnny Hart was an award winning cartoonist noted for creating the comic strip, B. C. and co-creating The Wizard of Id comic strip. More importantly he was Mason’s role model. He and Mason had an ability to understand each other. When Hart passed in 2007, Mason was the best candidate to carry on the B. C. legacy.
Today Mason works with his family on the syndicated cartoon, B. C., The Wizard of Id and Dogs of C-Kennel which he finds a great blessing and a challenge.
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Mason Mastroianni has always been passionate about art. Born with one of those rare artistic gifts, Mason was seldom seen without pen and paper as a child. Growing up, Mason worked to hone and test his talent by entering and winning many local and state art competitions.
Mason attended illustration courses at the Rhode Island School of Design, then enrolled in The DAVE School (Digital Animation and Visual Effects) in Orlando. Upon graduation, he took a position as a CG animator in Minneapolis. Mason’s work at Wet Cement Productions earned the company an Emmy award for computer graphic animation.