Things have been ridiculous (and frustrating). But, do not worry. I’m not looking for any pats on the back or any kind of sympathy or empathy. If anything, it was a necessity to experience the frustration.
See, I have been researching and planning and coordinating and working on some items for the blog, my published works and other little creative works. Right now, I’m working on trying to contact as many people as possible about the book and about the work that’s being done and the creative work that’s being shared.
As of late, the frustration has been in how to convey what I do and what I can do for people through storytelling, writing, cartooning and much more!
But, I am excited and confident. I know that my job with Cartoon Daily News is to do a WHOLE lot more than just “entertain,” but to actually help build people up and uplift people and give exciting, new thoughts and advice using cartoons and comics.
Even in my research, I have been watching “South Park,” and it has been quite, well, interesting. The series is pretty raunchy and just plain messed up, but in between all of the junk, is a dynamic that is found, particularly between the characters. Viewers of this show (and frankly any show) LOVE to either love or hate many of these characters. Many just want a shock and awe when it comes to the main characters, 4th graders Eric Cartman, Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski and Kenny McCormick.
My frustration as of late has been on “solutions” versus “story” and “character.” What do people care about the most? And does it matter? And WILL it matter?
But, my research has clearly shown one thing in spite of these questions: people will watch what they WANT to watch, READ what they WANT to read and DO what they WANT to do!
And yes, most people including animation enthusiasts like myself are well aware that the show is geared towards adults who have a rather “colorful” taste in humor and language in animated form.
But, the difference between me and the creators of “South Park” is that I have a message that is totally opposite of their’s and I have a mission that’s VERY different! And you know what, I’m cool with that.