Friday, May 25, 2007
A site for soreheads
When a topic, style or bit consistently only works for a small segment of the audience, stage comedians and other live performers will say it "plays to a small room." This isn't exactly a compliment, but it isn't the same as saying it thoroughly stinks either. Some people like it, maybe even love it, but when the majority has spoken such material usually gets consigned to the reject pile in favor of something more generally acceptable. For we who work in the high stakes game of big-budget animated features, playing to a small room is not an option (I've got the scars to prove it) but I'll always have a soft spot for the off-beat, the quirky and the hard to categorize. Thank goodness for the web, where such stuff can find a home and like-minded friends to share it with.
My hope here is to post thoughts, anecdotes, original sketches and share art and other influences that inspired me to seek a career as a cartoonist in the first place.
Welcome to my small room.
at 6:37 PM