Jack Enyart was educated at Los Angeles City College, California Institute of the Arts, and Art Center College of Design. The latter awarded him an Honorary Bachelor of Fine Arts.
He began his career in the 70s drawing cartoon features for Playgirl, True, Penthouse and other well-known magazines.
This led to writing comic books, and through the 70s he scripted scores of stories for classic Disney, Warners, and Hanna-Barbera characters.
Entering animation in the 80s, he continued in comics, notably "Roger Rabbit" books for Disney; and art directed "Looney Tunes" publicity and merchandising for famed director Chuck Jones.
In the 90s Enyart wrote a new line of books starring classic Warner characters, as well as the new "Tiny Toons". Published internationally, these made him the most prolific author of "Looney Tunes" comics in history.
Disney employed Enyart for a new series of comic magazines, featuring "Hercules", "Lion King", "Toy Story", "Aladdin", "101 Dalmatians" and many more. Enyart persuaded Marvel Comics to option the rights to "Clueless" and scripted that comic as well.
Many of Jack Enyart’s numerous credits are listed in Grand Comics Database.
In the late 70s Warner Animation sought out Enyart as writer/editor for new "Looney Tunes" prime-time TV specials. He worked closely with legends Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng and Mel Blanc on these shows.
Enyart then moved to Ruby-Spears Productions, where he developed, wrote and story edited several popular Saturday morning series. Foremost was "Alvin and the Chipmunks” for which he did all of the above, as well as voiceovers.
In the 80s Enyart wrote for nearly every major cartoon studio in Hollywood, Among these were Disney, Warners, Filmation, Marvel, Hanna-Barbera, Fox, DIC and Sunbow. He developed Disney's first TV cartoon "Duck Tales," Fox's "Peter Pan" and other projects.
In the 90s Enyart developed, wrote, and supervised the cult hit "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" cartoon series through Marvel Productions.
In the 2000s he has scripted mostly for independent TV animation producers such as Larry Houston (“Wendell, Son of Santa Claus”), Bob Fuentes (“Cisco Crib”), Bumatai-Ashby (“Rip Smart”) and others.
His animation writing is in the permanent collection of the WGA Library Foundation; and Animation Magazine has honored him as one of the Top Animation Writers of recent years.
A partial list of Jack Enyart’s animation credits is on Internet Movie Data Base.
Enyart has done lectures and seminars about cartooning for CSU Chico and Santa Monica College (California), and Glendale College (Arizona).
He has also taught courses at Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Adcon Technical Institute, and the Academy of Couture Art (all in Los Angeles).
Jack Enyart has served on committees for the Autry Museum and L.A. County Museum of Art; and has been a judge for CSU Media Arts Festival Otis School Animation Conference, and the Annie Awards.
By the 90s Enyart was in demand as an animation consultant. He advised on the MGM TV series "Pink
Panther", Hanna-Barbera’s "Dumb and Dumber", “The Jetsons”, "Johnny Bravo” and others.
Many clients–producers, directors, artists, writers and students-–have since hired Enyart for “consultoonting.” Studios that have sought him out are Butamai/Ashby (Hawaii) Dagnabit! and Double Raven (Georgia), Dragonlord (Texas) Fat Lizard/POV (Malaysia), Origin IPM (United Kingdom), Zoonauts & Co. (New York) and Goldrim Media (Australia).
Limited copies of his CD of career advice for artists, “Your Art Dream,” are still available on request. Inquire at the CONTACT page of this site.
In 2008 Enyart had his first solo exhibit of fine art drawings, “Women I Know,” at Evidence Gallery in Los Angeles. He has since shown at Gallery Girls in downtown L.A. and as special exhibitor at Affaire in the Gardens in Beverly Hills.
For more information and a sampling of his work, see the ARTWORK page of this website.
Jack Enyart is host of the interview webcast “Art With Enyart” live at 7 PM, PST, second and fourth Mondays each month. Previous episodes can be viewed at L.A. Art Stream.