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Christy Karacas is an American musician, animator, voice actor, director and writer, known for creating Superjail! and Ballmastrz: 9009 for Adult Swim.[1]

Christy Karacas
OccupationAnimator, storyboard artist, producer, writer, director, actor, musician
Years active1997–present
Known forSuperjail!
Ballmastrz: 9009



Karacas studied film and animation at the Rhode Island School of Design, was a founding member and guitar player for the band Cheeseburger, and formerly animated title sequences and other animation for Vice Broadcasting System (

Karacas began his career in the animation industry at MTV Animation, where he created the student film Space War, and served as a background designer for Daria.

He and Stephen Warbrick, prior to Superjail!, created the short film "Bar Fight", which caught the attention of Adult Swim, who allowed them, and Ben Gruber, to create a show of their own.

Superjail! was originally animated by Augenblick Studios in the pilot episode and first season, but was later animated by Titmouse, Inc. from seasons two to four. The series ended its run in 2014. While doing the work on Superjail!, Karacas directed 10 episodes of the short-lived Cartoon Network animated series Robotomy, which ran from 2010 to 2011.

After Superjail!, Karacas would later move on to create another show for Adult Swim, titled Ballmastrz: 9009.


Christy Karacas' influences include Tex Avery, child art, Bob Clampett, John Kricfalusi, Vince Collins (Malice in Wonderland), Sally Cruikshank, Nick Cross, Fleischer Studios, Hanna-Barbera, Tom Ruegger, The Simpsons, The Itchy & Scratchy Show, Looney Tunes, Mad, Jay Ward, Joe Murray, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Robert Crumb, Mike Diana, Ralph Bakshi, Sesame Street, The Muppets, Yellow Submarine, outsider art, Gary Panter, Pee-wee's Playhouse, Schoolhouse Rock!, Beavis and Butt-Head, Earthworm Jim, Dr. Seuss, anime, and underground comix.[2]


  • Space War (1997)
  • Daria (1997-2002) - Background designer
  • Life (1999) - animator
  • Bar Fight (2001)
  • Squidbillies (2005–present)
  • Superjail! (2007; 2008–2014) - Co-creator, writer, executive producer, storyboard artist, director, voice actor, character layout artist, assistant animator, animator
  • Robotomy (2010-2011) - Co-executive producer, creative director, director
  • Out of the Black (2013) - animator, co-director
  • Moonbeam City (2015)
  • Nerdland (2016) - Sequence animator: Video XV
  • Ballmastrz: 9009 (2018–present)


  1. ^ "Christy Karacas bio". 2017-05-03. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  2. ^ "Superjail Super Interview". 2011-03-24. Retrieved 2008-10-16.

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