shit son you have to give me a topic I already dropped my pinapple pizza card I can’t get any lower from there. but I’ll dig:
I’m not going to name names but I’ve seen people digging at a certain popular cartoon strip artists for reusing drawings/concepts. “copy pasting” as it were.
this. is not a bad thing to do ESPECIALLY for a cartoon strip artist. its a trick as old as time and isn’t damming in this particular medium becuase the joke is what’s important here. not the art.
I mean by god one of the most popular webcomics today is fucking stick figures.
people are mad because “he makes money off of this” but guys that’s the point you have to work fast to monetize art these days. hell for all of days.
how many times did Garfield trace/reuse jokes? Dilbert? even my childhood favorite Calvin and Hobbs did a lot of reusing. if they had the technology to copy paste as we did today hell yeah they would have.
This is not a Bad Thing for this particular style of comic. Especially because the stuff he is copy pasting is actually pretty quality and he does way, way more new drawing than another not-to-be-mentioned artist that people are honestly fucking trying to compare this too.
it’s not a trick people. its an actual, literal necessity at some point. a lot of artists will look you dead in the eye and tell you they do this if you ask.
@therealjacksepticeye has played my favorite childhood game. Crash Bandicoot is how m brother and I bonded over several years, and I still play the games to this day. If I had a PS4, the remaster would be in my hands this very moment.
“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines
Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines
In rain or shine
They left the house at half past nine
The smallest one was Madeline.”
-Ludwig Bemelmans, Madeline, 1939
I would like to share a sampling of the graduation project that I had so much fun illustrating! It’s an old series, but one of my childhood favorites. There has been a TV series and a live action film, but never a modern-ish animated feature, and it was a bit of a passion project to imagine what it would look like, down to the character designs and the actual scenes.
Also, I might have some good news to announce soon… keeping my fingers crossed in the meantime! ♪
I hope I don't trigger you, but I have to know... Will Blackrock ever be finished? Not in videos, but you mentioned writing the rest of Blackrock. I love Blackrock, I practically grew up with it. (I've been watching it since I was 11 lol) I know this sounds cheesy, but I'd love to know how my favorite childhood story ends before I set off to collage next year. Thanks🙂 <3
I’ve sat down to write up a couple of details, answers, story beats, and origin stuff a few times but I’ve never quite been satisfied with it. It always feels dry and unimportant. I realized after a while that I was trying to give people something I can never give - real closure.
So I started thinking of why I was doing this. I know a lot of people want the answers to questions still left unanswered - especially since it was left on a cliffhanger. But I honestly think it’s better left this way.
I can’t give you what you want, and anything else is a poor substitute that will just end up closing the door on a world that there are still people enjoying. I’ve seen so much great fan creations for Blackrock, and so many theories and ideas of everything, and I don’t want to shut that down. At this point, anything I make will feel like a weird post-series spinoff. And I don’t want that.
I think back to stuff like the Dark Disciple book for Star Wars: Clone Wars, or the Buffy/Angel comic books. They were well written, and they were official, they were canon, and so on. But to me they never really felt like the same thing, and they couldn’t compete to “the real thing”. And while I would never compare myself to the talented people who made those, in this regard, as a creator, I’m making the decision to leave Blackrock as it is.
I wish I’d made this decision earlier and not dragged it out so long. I’m sorry for that, and I’m sorry if this disappoints some people, but I genuinely think it’s better this way. The Blackrock world is your world now. I wish I could finish it the way it deserves, but it’s just not happening. Let your theories, headcanons and universes run wild, and don’t let my “real canon” stop you.
I just wrapped up another delightful Twitch stream with some of you fine human beings- the result is that Ballaw De Quincewold- Head Hare of the Rambling Rosehip Players from Martin the Warrior is here to put on a show those rotten corsairs won’t forget in a hurry!
I love Redwall and specifically Martin so much- it’s been a blast bringing some of my favorite childhood characters to life. They’ve been living in my head for decades ^_^ I’m really excited about how this came out- hope you enjoy it, and come tune in to future streams over at: http://www.twitch.tv/nicholaskole/
A lot of changes have been happening in my life these days, and one of them was getting my wisdom teeth extracted and another is that I am now a Story Artist at the Walt Disney Animation Studios! I’m so excited to join this legendary studio that created some of my childhood favorites like “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Little Mermaid”, and to be working with some of the amazing talents there is such an honor. I couldn’t believe this was all happening as I got introduced to some of my artist heroes today. This is seriously a dream come true.
Also, my face is still bloated so I came into my first day at work with my chipmunk cheeks and my non-functioning mouth. Now this moment will be forever remembered through my numerous ID pictures for ages to come…