Friday, May 2, 2008

Thanks

I'm glad some of you enjoyed my little Astro Andy thingy a few days ago. With all my rejection letters mounting up, it was nice to have that little bit of encouragement.


It means a lot.

8 comments:

Andy J. Latham said...

I think it's a great idea - something different. Of course that's what companies hate isn't it? Things that are different from what's already out there?

Adam H said...

Personally, I'd say to hell with the companies & do Astro Andy (or whatever other projects you have brewing) yourself & broadcast it online. The internet has a wider range of audience, so you'd more than likely strike something with other bitter bastards over the internet before you would over the television.
You'd also have more creative control than having to push your idea through a gauntlet of former-lawyers-turned-executives with going the tv route. And, from one professional animator to another, you know as well as I do that the lack of creative control in your work can be frustrating enough to want to stab yourself in the eye with your own pencil/stylus.

Just a thought....
Adam

Tool said...

Producers minimize risk, an idea opposed to good art.

Bitter Animator said...

I should point out that the rejection letters weren't for Astro Andy. I haven't pitched that anywhere. I imagine the chances of it getting made would be slim to none and, even then, who would it be aimed at really?

As for wanting to stab myself in the eye, yeah, I know that feeling quite well.

Adam H said...

"I imagine the chances of it getting made would be slim to none and, even then..."

I agree entirely, but that's just another reason to DIY, Astro Andy or otherwise. Just look at what Adam Phillips is doing with Brackenwood & the success he's had so far -purely on his own-. My opinion is that regardless of what you're making, there's an audience out there somewhere that's been waiting for it, and the Interwebs has the most direct contact with them.
As for who is it aimed at...who cares? Don't aim anywhere. Make it for yourself & you won't have to worry about who your audience is.

Tool said...

definitely avoid the internet thing and if you must, only use the internet to get attention of the system like alex hirsch

n said...

I thought that this was what flash web cartoons were all about

Bitter Animator said...

What? Being the bastard children of rejections elsewhere? That sounds about right for me anyway,