Profile: Ryan Quincy

Irreverent, puerile, award-winning, genius: South Park is one of the best-known animation shows on TV and is now in its 12th series having launched in 1997. Ryan Quincy moved to Los Angeles in the same year, eventually landing his first job working on stop-motion animation for the sketch show MADtv. His big break came when he was hired for the 1999 film South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut and he's remained with the show ever since.

Now animation director, Quincy's in charge of 25 staff. "The creative process on South Park is insane," he reveals. "When we start an episode, we never get a full script. We'll get two to four pages at a time and then it just snowballs from there. It's truly unlike how any other animated show is made. It's very organic and always changing up until the last minute, which is one of the reasons why the show is so topical and brilliant."

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