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Jonathon Pitcher is a Poptropica Creator. He is the advertising design manager for Poptropica. He goes by the alias Master Mime.

I'm a creative director that works with a team of incredible designers and developers to create interactive games for kids.

I am also an animator and a character illustrator that has been animating for over 10 years in cg, traditional and Flash animation. I enjoy animating entertaining cinematic shorts and games with great acting and entertainment potential.

I love to be involved with the creative process of developing characters and stories to give the characters life and personality. The acting part of animation and creative character design is the heart of what I love to do.

It's a rewarding experience to find new ways to help children to learn new things in an entertaining way.

—Jon Pitcher

History

1998-1999

At Utah State University, he provided logos and drawings for student class presidents for the ASUSU department.

1999-2000

Using programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator, he created designs relating to clothing. He also designed logos for companies, and was a graphical generator for multiple clients.

2000-2007

He animated movie clips for a gaming company. He also animated music videos, as well as short plot driven animations with animal characters similar to Disney.

2007-2009

He animated lead avatars for two Disney characters, Bolt and Hannah Montana.

2009-present

Works at Poptropica. Read below for more.

Job on Poptropica

As the advertising design manager, he creates advertisement quest story ideas, animates advertisement characters, and illustrates advertisement environments for Poptropica.

I manage and direct interactive game projects for a team of designers and developers and coordinate ad campaigns for Poptropica.com

I direct a team of designers and developers to create these games. This process involves working with account managers, sales reps, and clients to pitch ideas and resolve concerns. We create high quality games that are fun to play.

To direct this team effectively I have over 10 years of work experience in this field and a solid understanding of game play, illustration, graphic design, and character animation.

Here are some of the interactive games I have directed for FEN: Despicable Me 2, Monsters University, Smurfs 2, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Lorax, Tron DXD, Barbie, Polly Pocket, Alvin & the Chipmunks, Ice Age, The Croods, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania, and Peter Pan.

—Jon Pitcher

Alias

Master Mime is Jon's verified alias for Poptropica. He posted steadily on the Poptropica Creators' Blog, before disappearing there, along with many other creators.

Master Mime is one of the only aliases to not make an appearance in the game. His name suggests an antagonist, however. A similar mime can be found on Counterfeit Island, but never has been verified to be the actual alias.

The alias makes sense, considering Jon is an animator, and mimes "animate" situations and entities.

Appearances

Master Mime appears on the Creators' Blog, as well as on the Avatar Studio card.

Jon appeared in a video on the PoptropicaCreators channel, entitled "How to Draw a Poptropican Head". The video consisted of Jon showing some examples of how to draw a Poptropican head, as the title states.

Trivia

  • On Survival Island, a 'Jon' pitcher is a part of the quest, as an obvious gag.
  • On Mocktropica Island, Lance Pitcher is a reference to Jon. Lance is referred to as the designer, or the doodle master.(shoutout to me, Doodlemaster9000)
Poptropica Creators
People Christopher Barney | Jess Brallier | Paul Gilligan | Jeff Kinney | Jordan Leary | Kory Merritt | Jon Pitcher | Rick Riordan | Tracey West
Aliases Binary Bard | Black Widow | Captain Crawfish | Director D | Dr. Hare | Fact Monster | Gamer Guy | Hades | Hazmat Hermit | Master Mime | Medusa | Ned Noodlehead | Shark Boy | Skinny Moon | Test123 | Thirsty Whale | Triton | Vlad the Viking | Zeus

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