First and foremost, I posted a new cartoon, it's a Pokémon parody with a bit of a Cheaters flair...
Got number six for the day, which is a feat I've become quite adept at accomplishing. It's all good though, it's already sparked some in depth Pokémon discussion that's immediately over my head, those people must have enjoyed it! Had enough tweens and symbols and junk to have to split it into 11 separate parts and recombine them with Swivel, which is SO GOOD, I can hardly remember the headache it was before and I'm happier for it.
But I've decided that, at least for a sizeable portion of the immediate future, that'll be it for parodies. Maybe the odd weekend animation here or there, but all of my substantial animation efforts will be focused on original material. It'll be a while before anything comes out, but as a little teaser, the next cartoon will be a Polly Otter short! It was the first thing I computer animated and posted online, you can see it here:
I've improved a great deal since then (that looks like garbage now) and I'm hoping I can take what I've learned and bring these characters and sense of humor to a higher level. Granted, the next one will probably be just another step on that road... but either way, I'm excited!
I don't know how many people actually watch the things I make (it's not many), but I always hear good things, and at the end of the day, it's nice to feel like you put a smile on someone's face. Thanks for watching!