On this day, August 21, 1961, animator and cartoonist Stephen Hillenburg was born in Lawton, Oklahoma. The creator of SpongeBob SquarePants first worked as a marine biology teacher before returning to school at the California Institute of Arts to earn an MFA. SpongeBob grew out of a comic Hillenburg created while at school called “The Intertidal Zone” about sea creatures in tidepools.
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