First, a disclaimer and a claimer: I have never actually written a scripted sitcom that has aired on television, but for over a decade I have been leading increasingly expensive workshops for the youth, and you can’t do that without picking up a few tricks along the way.  READ MORE…

Let’s begin with something on which we can all agree. In the history of animation, there has never been a development that has altered the popular creative landscape as much as the technique known as SquiggleVision (trademark pending). READ MORE…

Explosion Bus Productions is led by Tom Snyder, a writer and director well known in the world of animation for creating the animation technique known as Squigglevision. His first Squigglevision success came with the Emmy winning show, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapistwhich aired on Comedy Central.  Tom later founded Soup 2 Nuts, an award-winning animation studio that produced a series of critically acclaimed shows, including “Home Movies,” “Science Court,” “Hey Monie!” and the “Dick & Paula Celebrity Special.”

Prior to Dr. Katz, Tom was the founder and CEO of the educational software company, “Tom Snyder Productions.”  In 2004, Tom was inducted into the Association of Educational Publishers Hall of Fame to honor his extraordinary contribution to educational publishing.

Today, Tom is still writing and working in animation under the Explosion Bus banner, frequently collaborating with Boston artists and comedians such as longtime friends, Jonathan Katz and Tom Leopold. 

Tom with the “Dr. Katz” stars - Jon Benjamin, Jonathan Katz, Laura Silverman and Todd Barry. 

Dr. Katz (Comedy Central, 1995-1999)

Explosion Bus (YouTube, 2011-2013)  

Science Court (ABC, 1997-2000)  

Home Movies (Executive Producer, Adult Swim, 1999-2004)

Hey Monie! (BET, Oxygen 2003)  

Recent podcast interviews with Tom and Jonathan Katz

The Explosion Bus “Origin Story”

The “Origin Story” consists of 29 episodes about how Explosion Bus started and where it might be headed in the future.

Homo Erectus Show

Short videos explore the diversity of human form and experience.


Advanced Writing Techniques with Tom

In this free lecture series, writer/director Tom Snyder discusses the writing technique known as a “flashback.”


Explosion Bus

Explosion Bus is about two delusional men who run a talent show on a bus.


The Origin Story of Explosion Bus

The “Origin Story” consists of 29, five-minute episodes about how Explosion Bus started, and where it might be headed in the future.

Average Americans

Two of America’s most average men confront the big issues of today. Moderated by our favorite host, Hippy.


Animated Shorts

Before Explosion Bus, Jon and Leo were Elementary School teachers.  Very bad Elementary School teachers.


Web Auditions

These Web Auditions were submitted by the talented viewers of Explosion Bus. 


Talent Scouts Honor

"Talent Scouts Honor" is our spin-off show about two friends living and working in Chicago as Talent Scouts for Explosion Bus. Starring comedians Ian Abramson & Tim Barnes.


The EB “Lifestyle” Channel

The Explosion Bus “Lifestyle” Channel is a weekly guide that features product reviews and helpful tutorials on subjects like cooking. Hosted by Charlie.