An excellent look into the making of a cartoon series, particularly, one of my favorites and hopefully one of yours as well! Like the show or not (and I hold no secret that I do), this is a great look into the making of a cartoon. Check it out!
You’re looking at a guy who was not necessarily accepted by the masses. I was pointed out as different by my peers, and they were right, I was different.
I didn’t like the same music kids my age listened too. I didn’t watch the same TV shows. I didn’t even read the same literature!
I was 11-years-old when I started watching the “State of the Union” address on TV and analyzing the speeches myself, literally rolling my eyes at the commentary.
But, there’s something kind of fascinating about that kind of experience growing up. You realize quickly that you won’t be fully accepted by EVERYONE!
And you know what, that’s fine! I have come to terms with it!
What about you?
This may very well embarrass me in the nerd community, anime community and geek community all-around, BUT, I gotta admit something news breaking.
I’m JUST watching and getting into “Naruto.”
There, I said it!!
It think the reason why I’m getting into the series now even after its been around since 2002 is to avoid the over-hype that occurred during the beginning. Me and another friend of mine felt like the anime community sort of went “Naruto” crazy, thus making the idea of even watching the show a bit unattractive. The craze made it very, well, over-the-top.
Just this evening, a friend of mine and I were talking about how anime geeks looked down on us like we were less than anime fans because we weren’t riding the “Naruto” during its prime.
Now, I can actually enjoy the series without all of the psychological versions of the long-lines waiting to indulge themselves into the series. Now, “Naruto” has become a part of the anime community in a normal, yet, influential way.
The series is great so far on the “Toonami” Saturday night line-up and I’m glad to see it on. I’m on the third episode now and it’s just AWESOME. I see so much of myself in the “Naruto” and yet some of my own issues and short-comings. We can all learn from this dude!
When I started blogging, I wasn’t too sure what direction it would go.
The more articles I posted, the more dust started to kick up and ever so often the dust would clear and things I didn’t notice before would unfold.
Between ministry, writing and cartooning, I wasn’t sure where my life was going to end up in a year.
Here’s how things have cleared up for me in just a year’s time:
Last Year: I think I’ll start a blog, something with cartoons and ministry…but how on earth am I gonna do that?
This Year: Cartoon Daily News serves as a hub for cartoon commentary, social and biblical thought. The blog is growing with a more defined purpose and platform.
Last Year: I’m going back to school, earn a Master’s in ministry…but how will it fit.
This Year: My Master’s is going to be a dual in Christian Ministry / Communications and after this Master’s I’m going to study cartooning and story development behind it.
Last Year: I want a different job. I’m so confused about my career path.
This Year: Each time I think about it, I love the idea of running a non-profit that teaches youth and adults how to convey messages through cartoons, comics, illustrations and writing. My current job is paying for my dream job right now.
Last Year: I want to finish my book.
This Year: Working on its completion.
This is an incredible adventure for me. There’s something exhilarating about having DVD’s from cartoon network sit on your table, waiting to be reviewed. There’s something exhilarating about being asked to preach at a youth rally. There’s something exhilarating about doing lectures on cartoons and animation today.
All credit goes to God who created me and destined me for this, Jesus who gives me life, peace and joy and you the readers!
Cartoon Network’s hit animated comedy, “The Amazing World of Gumball,” has been picked up for a fifth season, the network announced!
Very smart move on Cartoon Network’s part as the show has gained a huge amount of popularity amongst young viewers and even adults alike.
Across its second season-to-date, The Amazing World Gumball is the #1 program on Tuesday night (7-9p) with kids and boys 2-11 and 6-11.
Created by Ben Bocquelet, The Amazing World of Gumball follows the misadventures of twelve-year-old Gumball and his family in the weird and wonderful town of Elmore. Featuring a stellar cast of characters, Gumball’s school friends include a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a cheerleading peanut, and a banana. Catch premiere episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.