Stephen Hillenburg was the creator of Spongebob Squarepants. He made this short film in 1992 while attending CalArts and was picked up to work on Rocko’s Modern Life shortly after. ‘Green Beret‘ showcases a similar unhinged style to his later work.
Hillenburg died last week from a degenerative disease. He seemed like a pretty rad guy. I always really liked Rocko’s Modern Life and early Spongebob.