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Darren McKee at his desk in the Barney Publishing department

Darren McKee at his desk in the Barney Publishing department.

Darren McKee (born May 6, 1954) was an illustrator for Barney & The Backyard Gang and its successor Barney & Friends. McKee was a senior illustrator on behalf of the franchise, further establishing the look of the characters for books and licensing material.

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McKee started illustrating for Barney in 1988, during the time that Barney & The Backyard Gang was starting to be released on video in that year. Up until 2001, he was the supervising illustrator/designer for The Lyons Group and Lyrick Studios. As a senior member of the illustrating team for Barney, he worked with more than two-hundred licensees. McKee, alongside Bill Alger, another Barney illustrator, established the look of Barney in books and licensing material. McKee (alongside Alger) was charge of developing the style guides for the Barney characters. He also oversaw the development of the Barney float used in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. McKee would continue to illustrate for Barney when the franchise was bought out by HIT Entertainment in 2001. McKee would then go on to continue to illustrate Barney during the time Barney & Friends would be published under Publications International. McKee stayed with Publications International until 2010.[1]

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  1. Bio Retrieved December 13, 2023
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