As I've written elsewhere, I got a chance to see it again this year, though I still know nothing about its history- who wrote/directed/animated it. I'd sure like to know!
About once a month I'll get an email like this:
"I remember that cartoon! It freaked me out when I was a kid but now I'd like to see it again. Except nobody seems to remember it and I couldn't find much about it but then I saw your blog..."Yesterday I posted about Quasi at the Quackadero, another 1975 cartoon. It was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress recently (to qualify, the film needs to be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".)
I imagine the Crack Monster character is crumbling with envy, possibly thinking Why couldn't it have been "Crack Monster at the Crackadero?" I coulda been a star! An icon! Grrrr....!
*The character, though described as "the monster," refers to himself as "Crack Master" For continuity I've been calling him "Crack Monster". Neither is the real name of the clip.