From our inception, Mighty Molar Man & Friends® has always been about the fans … aka the Molar Maniacs®. The rise of our Molar Maniac community/family is a collaborative effort, and we are always looking for fun ways to engage with you. Whether it’s giving us feedback on a new character, a new song, a new illustration, a new book etc, or playing on social media with us, it’s all about raising awareness that oral health affects our overall health and wellness. Yes, the research and studies are conclusive … oral health is a serious matter, and it’s time we make it a priority! Education is the key, and why not have fun while we’re at it?!
We are the men behind the molars, Dr. John U. Bond and Juan Molano, affectionately known as, “The MolarMakers®”. Our goal with this blog is to keep everyone highly entertained and engaged … and learning something along the way;).
Dr. John U. Bond: Juan, please tell us a little about yourself, and how you landed here at Molar Towne Productions® as Creative Director.
Juan Molano: I am glad to, Dr. Bond. My passion for illustration started really young. I don’t remember a time when I didn’t love to draw. Comic books had a huge influence on me, and then one day I saw a little film called Pinocchio. After that film, I knew I wanted to be an animator when I grew up.
Fast forward to my twenties and where I started my career at Costco. I’m very blessed to have had such amazing leaders during my time there. Costco laid the foundation for my career today. After 12 years with Costco, I decided it was time to move on to my next adventure and finally pursue my dream of animating. I moved to Dallas, TX where I was very fortunate to meet Steven Quentin. He saw something in me and recommended me to Brian Cole, and I got my first freelance animation gig at Green Grass Studios. For the next few years I took on a lot of gigs … then out of nowhere Mighty Molar Man came to my rescue! I met Dr. Bond in 2013 in response to an animation posting. I saw an opportunity to really be part of something special that would help a lot of children, and a project that would be a lot of fun to work on. We have been working together ever since.
Dr. John U. Bond: Thanks Juan. Ok well my adventure with Mighty MolarMan began during the time that I was a practicing dentist. Outside of dentistry and patient care, I have always loved creating and writing. My Dad was an artist, and my Mom has a love for writing poetry; it rubbed off on me. I play a little guitar, write a little music occasionally, and get a kick out of creating fun dental health hero cartoon characters. When my two boys were about age 4 and 6, they needed a little extra inspiration to brush … and so I created Mighty Molar Man, the SuperHero of Smiles. They loved the whole superhero thing, and Mighty Molar Man quickly became very popular in the Dallas area, with an overflow of requests to make appearances at schools, parties etc. I figured every superhero needs a villain to antagonize him, so Bacteria Boy was born soon after. Then the others came … and we had a crew of five mascots making appearances to educate and entertain all over Dallas from 2005 – 2012. In 2013, I made a full-time commitment to Mighty Molar Man & Friends, and found the perfect person to help me express my creativity … to animate the characters, illustrate the book, produce some music and more … thanks Juan!
The MolarMakers: Please come join us on this adventure. Become a Molar Maniac and subscribe to our blog, and follow us on all our social media to stay up to date on our shenanigans.
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“the Molar, the Merrier®!!”