Born in 1962 in Mineola, N.Y. Milton started drawing, painting, creating my own attempts at comic books and animation at age two. Always enthused about drawing and creating characters, so much that it became a life force.
1978-1979: Completed courses in drawing and painting, BOCES Nassau County Cultural Arts Center. (Syosset, N.Y.)
1979-Present: Illustrator/Cartoonist for national magazines and newspapers. (The Village Voice, Family Weekly, Nickelodeon Magazine, The Electric Company Magazine, National Lampoon,Heavy Metal, etc.)
Create and design theatrical posters, covers for vintage & contemporary jazz recordings, greeting cards, candy, t-shirts, etc.
1982: First independent comic book published. (Hugo, Fantagraphics Books)
Continue to create & publish to present. (Midnite the Rebel Skunk, Slug & Ginger, Hinkley)
Licensed comics characters handled include Richie Rich, Mighty Mouse, Betty Boop, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
1991-Present: Work in animated films.
Design, layout, animation on COOL WORLD (Ralph Bakshi/Paramount)
Story, storyboard, character, background & prop design, layout, animation on THE ADVENTURES OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (DIC Entertainment)
Development art, storyboard, character, prop, background & color design for Disney TV, MGM TV, Warner Bros. Animation, Saban, Rhythm & Hues, HBO,etc.
Directed four shorts on THE TWISTED TALES OF FELIX THE CAT (Film Roman)
Directed, animated theatrical & TV safety spot for California Dept. of Water Resources. (Baer Animation)
Currently completing independent animated short.
1984: Gave seminar on cartooning at School of Visual Arts (N.Y.C.) as guest of teacher. Also gave private instruction in cartooning.
1995: Lectured to Asian animation crew on procedures of animation (Film Roman Studio)
2000: Instructed children in film animation at Animation Creations. (Sherman Oaks)
1989-Present: Exhibiting paintings at galleries including Psychedelic Solution Gallery (N.Y.), Gallery Figueroa (L.A.), Gallery Bink (Portland, OR.)
1995: Awarded Certificate of Merit for Service to the Art, Craft, and Industry of Animation, by the International Animated Film Society.
Character design Edit
Milton Knight was the main character designer for AoStH and designed many of the characters on the show such as Robotnik.