So, senior year at FSU has consumed me, and forced me to drink and dance away the weekends to counteract all the writing I'm made to do in my workshops. There's no room in my life for flash cartooning right now and it sucks. Been doing poetry and other stuff but my Tomato Wires project is in the same place it was months ago. I tried to learn life drawing and I got to learning how to draw chairs and hands and I thought to myself, what the fuck am I doing? How is this going to help me draw cartoons? It was so boring that I never finished over the summer. I need to learn animation, not life drawing. Today it hit me that the only way I'm going to get it done is if I just go to town on it. I've been nibbling at it with little ideas here and there but I haven't sunk my teeth in yet. Something sadly comical and ironic to note is that my flash idea is about breaking free from imprisoning technology but what's keeping me from making this flash is technology. I spend to much time wasting on the internet and tv and then college and my social life swallows up what's left. I have to beat the same thing my characters have to beat. Art is pain though. And you gotta have conflict. Someone was telling me at party last weekend that all of the best artists have to suffer and endure pain in order to produce. I agree for the most part, but it's a bittersweet thought. Earlier I set a deadline to be finished in the fall and now I'm not setting any deadlines. Whenever this thing is finished, it will be finished. And then I will sleep for 20 years.
Well, it's been 6 months, and I haven't made much progress in the flash cartoon dept. I'm a procrastinator to the end. Rather than fill this up with useless dribble about how I can't get anything started, I decided to draw some stuff in my sketchbook and post it here instead. I actually drew these to get myself inspired to start on the cartoon. Will it work? Not likely.
Well, I got nothing on here. For years I've wanted to put a lot of ideas and jokes into cartoons but I lacked the animating talent/motivation/discipline/self-conf idence/time to do so. But that's all going to change (Bear in mind this is my ass talking.) But I've made it a goal of mine to have an original cartoon series submitted on here by late fall. Can't really say what it entails because people can steal things on the internet quite easily but rest assured I will put my all of my love into it. No, not my penis. I will say it involves two loners/outcasts who live in the desert on a surreal journey in search of something different than the usual cliches. The main theme will be them running into odd characters and visiting weird dystopian societies along the way. I know that is a broad idea but it's more detailed in the pages of my notebook. It's a comedy too. I want it to be trippy/creepy like Ren and Stimpy and Salad Fingers but comedy is what I do best and it's what does best on here. So expect quotable humor and poop jokes galore. Well maybe one or two poop jokes. So I know this is all fluff and shit but I just want to reach out and promise the community that I'm giving something back to them in the future. I doubt anyone is reading this, and I don't blame ya. Shit I wouldn't either.
I need credibility, right? Proof that I will deliver. I love doing voices, it's probably my greatest strength. In the meantime between now and then I plan to audition for some quality flashes that have potential to get some footing in the community. As soon as I get a damn 4-6 pin firewire cable for the recording I'll spread my legs for service. I'll do a demo one of these days. I can do many accents: Sean Connery, Harry from Beebo, and Scarface included, evil guys, tough guys, and whatever else pops in my head in the shower.
I might do one or two shorts as well to also lay a foundation for the good stuff. One will be a Shakespeare parody of one of his plays that is fucking metal. (You know what I'm talking about if you've ever read is stuff.)
I'm hitting the books on drawing (Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain) and I'm reading from the great animator <a>http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/<a> of Ren and Stimpy. I don't plan to produce anything of that high caliber but I don't want to put shit on here which is what my animating skills are at right now. I can somewhat draw but I'm working on it. It's mostly doodles and sketches during class which sucks.
I don't recommend going to college unless you really really love the major. Because I'm almost a senior in the English Creative Writing program at FSU and frankly I haven't learned shit. I ain't dissing the school, just that particular program. I here grad school has the guy who wrote the Godfather teaching classes there. But I can't stomach the idea of two more years of this shit. But I'm digressing like a whiny bitch. Bottom line: If you don't love it, don't do it. No matter how much money. Money is a lie, a hook that pulls you around by the nose.
So I love cartoons and that's what I want to do in my spare time. So hereby pledge to make this community funnier by the end of 2009. (I'm pledging because I can't seem to get motivated to ever do anything productive. I blame drugs, but I love those things and besides it's probably something hereditary anyway. My uncle's got paranoid schizophrenia and he eats out of dumpsters. So go figure.
If anyone actually read this, I give you my word that I will work hard these next few months for you.