As childhood neighbors, Ellery Harrington and Alex Salsberg were destined to make a website. When they were five, Ellery made a pretend computer out of a shoebox, and Alex drew pictures to go on the screen. After blowing a fuse with their device's paperclip plug, they began working on actual computers.
At age eight, Alex created the comic strip "Poke & Gravy," starring a purple porcupine and an orange turkey. After his fourth grade attempt at Newspaper syndication failed, Alex enlisted Ellery, who by now was a young computer wiz, to bring P&G to the internet. PokeGravy.com was born, and the comic strip ran online for almost ten years.
Having experimented with animation for years, Alex decided to study the medium at the Rochester Institute of Technology. For his first project, he threw together a little cartoon about bathrooms, and when he uploaded it online, something amazing happened. Not only did millions of viewers enjoy it, but people wanted to hire Alex to create more. The realization that people would pay for cartoons was bewildering, and, not wanting to spend any of that money on a new domain name, Alex launched what is now "PokeGravy Studios."
Today, grown-ups Alex and Ellery still work hard to bring you the best in cartoon production and entertainment here at PokeGravy.com.
After the success of "A Men's Room Monologue," National Lampoon hired PGS to create its sequel, "Smell Check," for their website.
PGS is currently producing the "Playboy Party Jokes" series for the magazine's website.
PGS has produced several online games and videos for websites Bored.com and Dumb.com.
Musician Fly Amero from the band Orleans hired PGS to create two music videos, and the website, for his “Cracked Country Christmas” album.
PGS made the Grillseekers mascot Frumpy come to life in an animated intro for the Comcast Sports Net television show.
PGS combined logos and original artwork to put together the video teaser describing the Long Island radio station's line-up.