Anonymous asked: What do you have planned once you've finished with the Wizbird episodes you're working on? A new addition to one of what you've already made? Or something completely new?
Currently I’ve just been working on one episode of Wizbird at a casual pace and if that does well enough I’d love to do more!
Ideally I want to alternate between Wizbird and other works; likely another ‘Game Grumps Animated’ (since that has been a HUGE draw to my channel) and possibly some stand-alone shorts or mini-shorts.
I don’t see me doing anything big with the casts of ‘Sour Competition’ or ‘The Overlord’s Moopsie’ anytime soon since I’m interested in pitching some ideas for shorts or series to places like Cartoon Hangover which would utilize the characters. While they’re on the sidelines for now, they will hopefully come back some day.
carldoonan asked: Was it difficult making Dead End feel self-contained? I know any given piece on Cartoon Hangover COULD end up a series, but it's been emphasized they aren't full pilots and should stand on their own. I want to pitch to Frederator, but the concept I've been roughing out keeps getting too bloated with ideas.
I found it quite refreshing. The thing to remember is Adventure Time was NOT pitched as “set in a post apocalyptic world where magic has transformed everything” etc etc it was pitched as “boy and dog go on adventures”.
The setting and the universe and your grand plan don’t mean squat to anybody. You’re not pitching Avatar. If your idea can’t boil down to something very basic and very core, it won’t go down well in pitches.
Dead End was pitched as “two students and a dog share a cheap flat which happens to be haunted”. In my head I was thinking “BUT THEY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DOG MAGIC CULT AND THE PORTAL AND BARNEY AND NORMA’S TRAGIC PAST!”
But I knew it wasn’t relevant. A short is only going to be 3 or 4 minutes long, you don’t want to spend that precious time setting things up for there never to be another episode.
If you watch the first episodes of Adventure Time or Regular Show or Flapjack or Spongebob or ANYTHING… it’s just character comedy from the get go. Any overarching plot will come much later.
(remember… characters, not situations or settings, are the key!)