In Loving Memory of Stephen Hillenburg (1961-2018)
1997 (SpongeBob SquarePants Pilot)
Logo used at the end of the 1997 SpongeBob SquarePants pilot. This logo only conists of the words "Created by Stephen Hillenburg" and a drawing of SpongeBob. This was made before United Plankton Pictures was officially formed on April 1, 1998. Hillenburg was dead at age 57, which happened in November 2018.