Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cartoon Forum Report #1


Being here with no wacom, airport and airplane doodles are the best I can do, I'm afraid.

What a crappy journey. Up way too early in the morning and this place took the whole day to get to. Seems nice enough now but I'm knackered and I'm about ready to come home.

I'm not great with airplanes.

Luckily, it didn't crash. This time.

Nothing really kicks off today except for a welcome dinner thing which I likely won't survive as I'm far too tired. I may bail and just go to bed so I'm fresh for the morning. Or as fresh as I am capable of being, which isn't all that fresh.

Having a flick through the Forum book of projects, there are a few interesting ones, a few that look like nice short films but will never make a show and a few that leave me wondering what the hell they were possibly thinking. Plenty of projects that look like loads of other projects.

Monkey Fist? Do we really need another kung fu animal, Dandy Productions? Do we really?

Quite a lot of 3D but nowhere near as many Flash-looking projects as I would have predicted. And not all that many monkeys.

4 comments:

Humphrey Erm said...

Cant wait to hear your reports over the next week or so. I'd personally love to see what people would have come up with amongst professionals, as well as see which ones will actually take of as a series and which ones wont.

jeaux janovsky said...

love the style of these ones Bit.
very cool and lo-fi.
-jx

Mr. Trombley said...

Dear Sir,

I see you are keeping your Jimmy Olsen disguise for later.

Last post you mentioned a couple shows. I have something to say about one of them. I've only seen one episode of "Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto!" but I liked it. It was nice.

But I am convinced that some influential animation producer is anti-Asian. "Chop Socky Chooks" is every Asian stereotype in the books just in the title!

Later, I'm flipping through the channels and I see another cartoon I've never seen before. The bad guy on this show (there was clearly only one) had no characterization Except being Asian!

They're probably just being lazy with their charachters, but don't they realize that undertones can be dangerous if left to their own devices?

Ron said...

Love the line work, it's like Mother Goose & Grimm.