Lake Merritt is North America’s oldest wildlife sanctuary and sits plum in the middle of thriving downtown Oakland. It is an emerald that shines in an urban setting.

   The Grand Lake was conceived, written, and animated by Matty Stone. Oh, and he also voiced most of the characters.

Matty Stone Bio:

British writer and award-winning cartoonist Matty Stone a.k.a “The Bay Area Brit” has performed readings of his short, funny essays at events all over the S.F. Bay Area including the renowned LitQuake literary festival.

In the 90′s, Stone drew comics for San Francisco’s “The American Music Press” and created cartoons for The Improv Comedy Club.

His single-panel comic strip “Stone’s Throw” was syndicated by The New Breed, a division of King Features.

His first novel: “The Americanization of Poe Ogdred” was represented by Tricia Davey while she was at the prestigious Sanford J.Greenburger Literary Agency.

A compilation of short stories and essays (written as The Bay Area Brit) called “Inappropriate Behavio(u)r” is now available on Amazon.

He began animating in 2015.