Monday, June 30, 2008

029 Big Bang!

Happy Birthday America!

I think I spent more time drawing the Eiffle Tower than I did animating the whole strip!

Monday, June 23, 2008

028 (Reserved For Bauza)

Before I began production of Season 2 and was writing the strips, Matt came over to help. We went through a list of the strip ideas I had not yet written. One of the strips on the list was reserved for Eric Bauza to write, because I wanted both Matt and Eric to at least have one writing credit for the season. Matt warned me that Bauza would probably not get around to writing one because of his busy schedule, so Matt boarded (Reserved for Bauza) as a joke. We both thought that at the record, Bauza would read the board and get motivated to write a strip. Instead Bauza thought the strip was funny as is, so we recorded it to have as a placeholder. Unfortunately or fortunately, Bauza never wrote a replacement.

Next week's episode will actually be written, I promise.

Monday, June 16, 2008

027 Cousin Stu

This is a strip that Matt wrote, he boarded it too. I like how he draws, so I tried to keep the animation true to his "vision".

Monday, June 9, 2008

026 Bless You

This strip is not really about the Mouse being a prophet, it's more about him being a smartypants. Saying "I know" after someone tells you "you're welcome" is kinda messed up. I do it all the time, it's fun!

As for the Cat eating the corndog, it's not suppose to be gross or adult themed. I don't know what you were thinking, actually I think I do, get your mind out of the gutter! Have you ever seen a kid eat something with a sauce or some kind of seasoning? They don't eat it. They just lick the seasoning, slobbering all over their food. I've seen kids at amusement parks lick churros clean, and actually it is a bit gross! The Cat puts pepper on his corndog for story purposes, how else would the Mouse sneeze? In old cartoons, pepper causes sneezing, and is used all the time. I haven't seen any pepper sneezing gags in any recent cartoon, maybe pepper from the 1940's was different from the pepper used today and once caused chronic sniffles. That's probably why I've never ever seen anyone sneeze from pepper in real life.