I’m so glad you’re here! I’ve got just a little bit more to go through, so this shouldn’t be too long.
Work, work, work….you ever think of work as though it was a game of Duck Hunt? I never have, but I thought it would be a funny way to talk about goals.
You see, I’ve heard from a very reliable source that making goals is a great way to form a future…I hope that doesn’t sound condescending. Because when you think about it, when was the last time you actually sat down and wrote your goals…I know I’ve only done it when a teacher has instructed me to do so. I’m not sure why I haven’t done it otherwise because I always feel so empowered afterwards. So, I now take on the task of writing prescribed goal types for the sake of a grade and, of course, a future.
Goal type NUMBA ONE: Five Short Term Goals
- Get syndicated!
- Publish my already drawn, 24 page comic.
- Have at least two children’s books illustrated.
- Meet/get in contact with at least 5 people who talk cartoon business.
- Animate a character for 30 seconds
- Write an article including an interview with John Williams (or any old by-hand animator…he’s just my loftiest aspiration).
- Curate a show that highlights George Herriman’s career (again, a little lofty…better leave wiggle room and make it any artist. Doug TenNapel may be a great one, as well. I really love him.).
- Teach some form of free cartooning class at a Rec Center.
- Find a studio to publish my comic books
- Make said comic books (pfft, duh)
There you have it folks. Some long term goals. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself…and apparently I do because it made it to my blog. To end this post I want to leave you with a clip from one of my favorite movies, for several reasons. It’s an uplifting animation about a cat who just can’t be brought down, Cats Don’t Dance.
Post Script: Other reasons to loooove this film:
- Randy Newman was a part of the creative process behind the music…WHICH IS AMAZING (the music that is)!!!!!
- The animation is solid gold.
- THE DANCING WAS CHOREOGRAPHER BY GENE KELLY, for whom the film is dedicated to.
- It will knock your socks off.
Also, Danny the Cat dresses like Buster Keaton!