You might not initially recognise Michael’s name, but there’s a possibility that you’ve seen one of his animations. After all, his YouTube channel has 31 million views. Yes, thirty one million.
Michael Cusack is an animator and works under his studio name Gillsberry. He has been the creator behind cartoon classics such as YOLO, Damo and Darren (22 million views combined), Weedheads, and other disturbing yet hilarious viral hits.
Michael and I sat down for a couple of beers to talk about his animations, what he thinks of so many people viewing his work, any negative criticisms, recent projects with The Bondi Hipsters, future work and much more. Our chat took place at the Unanderra Hotel in Wollongong where Damo and Darren may very well have been drinking in the beer garden with us!