The Best Saturdays Of Our Lives was a monthly Newsletter that was originally published from 1992 To 1996 and was circulated on a monthly basis to a list of Animation and Television Executives, Networks, Studios, And Comic Book Publishers. The Newsletters have been compiled in this new edition and chronicles the origins of Competitive Saturday Morning Programming from the "Big Bang" of the 1966-67 Season Through the Programming Of the 1990s.
Mark McCray is an award-winning television writer who has been in the broadcasting industry for over 20 years. He has a passion for animation, television programming strategy and comic books. McCray is also the author of The Best Saturdays of Our Lives, a book that chronicles the origins of competitive Saturday morning animated programming. In addition, Mark McCray is the host of The Best Saturdays of our Lives Podcast along with cohost Dan Klink. McCray has been interviewed on the “Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast,” “Drawn: The Story of Animation” Podcast, and was a featured guest speaker at The SCAD AnimationFest giving an historical view of Saturday morning programming. Prior to his work as an author and podcaster, Mark McCray was the senior manager of Programming Operations for Adult Swim overseeing Adult Swim’s on-air promotions and scheduling strategy. McCray also worked as a television programmer for Cartoon Network, and was a key member of the team that launched the Boomerang Network. Mark McCray resides in Powder Springs, Georgia with his family. Follow him on Twitter: @ MarkMcTBSOOL.
Hanging out with Tommy Davidson who was at San Diego Comic Con promoting "Black Dynamite" where he voices the role of "Cream Corn!"
Meeting Karyn Parson at the 2015 BronzeLens Event for her animated production of "The Journey of Henry Box Brown."
Lecturing on the topic of "animation on a shoe-string budget" to the "History of Animation" class at SCAD.
Hanging out with my buddy Greg Taft at Treklanta where I presented a Star Trek animated panel.
I kicked off the SCAD Animation Show where I educated the students on the history of "animation on a shoe-sting budget" which featured refreshed animation clips.
Meeting up with my friend and fellow author Aaron Michael Hall at Jordan Con!
Mark McCray and Dan Klink are the hosts are The Best Saturdays of our Lives Podcast which is an extension of "The Best Saturday of our Lives" Book.
The Best Saturday of our Lives Podcast is part of the ESO Network!
Dan Klink (Pictured right) is also the host of the Thunder Talk Podcast which is a unique, ensemble variety show with an emphasis on comedy, politics, music and fandom. Check out the awesomeness on thundertalk.org
Mark McCray and Dan Klink hosted a He-Man Panel at Retro Toy Con in Greenville SC in 2019
Retro Toy Con in Greenville SC in 2019 .
Retro Toy Con in Greenville SC in 2019
I sent a fan letter to the Shazam series and received an autographed pictured of the Shazam cast.
I was a featured guest on Time Out with TaLynn Kel - The Onyxcon 2017 Book Edition! The Interview also features Dr. Gus Jordan The Interview starts at 4:51. Enjoy!
I had the pleasure of writing The Influence of Star Trek: The Animated Series and partnering with Kyle Sullivan who is the creator and producer of Trekspertise to bring this episode of Trekspertise to life. Check it out and enjoy!
The Adult Swim Interview reveals the origins of the my career from Programming on Boomerang and Cartoon Networks to overseeing the Promo and Packaging strategy for Adult Swim Linear and Non-Linear Networks!