Every year around this time I start seeing your reindeers reposted, uncredited. It drives me crazy, but I've never seen you make a big deal about it. Doesn't it bother you?
I’m occasionally told I should be bothered by that sort of stuff, and I know some people who will explode when it happens to them. I try not to think about it because I don’t think it’ll stop. Venting won’t work or make me feel better. Angry emails are usually ignored.
Of course I’m pleased with as much exposure as I can get, but if the internet responds well to my gifs (credited from my source or not) I can at least sleep well over the fact that I brightened a minute of thousands of peoples’ days. That’s like, thousands of minutes of happy. Please don’t burst my happy bubble. (Anyway, I’ll just keep drawing and eventually everyone will know me.)
Plagiarism and/with profit however! Ooh, that’s horrid because I am poor.
baghdig asked you: Are you part of cartoonhangover? Yep. They’ll be releasing my pilot, Rocket Dog on 2nd May.
dariathedevil asked you: is rocket dog getting a show on some tv network? i dont understnad? Exclusive to Youtube.
megsmakesart asked you: What program(s) do you use to animate/which is your favorite and worth investing in? I’m an illustration student right now, and I have done some animation work in after effects, photoshop, and flash (sorta), but I want to know what is the easiest/most efficient for 2D animation :D. Thank you!
I use TV Paint. It’s bitmap based with a lovely range of brushes and is highly recommended for traditional animators. I love it! Auto-tweening is pretty limited in TVP, so it’s handy to use After Effects in conjunction.
poraxad-jak asked you: I was sent here by Cade Hiser of Cartoon Hangover, I love your blog! I’m trying to get my first short approved by CH but I’m having trouble matching the professional quality of my peers. What should I do to improve? I’ve never written for a mature audience before. Hello, that’s cool! You need super great characters for a super great show. Importantly, they should be directed by their own motivations and not just being plonked into a scenario. Play with their chemistry - let their personalities clash or compliment each other. Allow your audience to relate with them. You could have them locked in the one room the whole time and still have a great episode.
by-francois-beavertree asked you: hey umm how long did it take you to become as good as an artisit as you are. and when did you start. i love it all!!
Thanks! I guess it took me my whole life because I’ve always wanted to do what I do. I think I really started getting serious at 16.
milkedsheep asked you: dinosaur making a barbeque! make it happen!