Gooooooooooooooooals That I Have

Welcome back!!!!

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

  1. Get syndicated!
  2. Publish my already drawn, 24 page comic.
  3. Have at least two children’s books illustrated.
  4. Meet/get in contact with at least 5 people who talk cartoon business.
  5. Animate a character for 30 seconds
There’s some short term goals. Whaddya think? Pretty snazzy, wouldn’t you say? I think all of them are pretty achievable…I’m a little skeptical about that last one…I once did a thirteen second animation in two nights and it was pretty bad. So I could pull it off, I’m sure. I just need to figure out what it’s for. Maybe my senior exhibition…but I would have to figure some artistic means of presenting it. I have ideas *warm smile*
Here goes some more goals, but we’re going to change it up! My teach was talking about these and it got me to thinking…I’m not really sure I have any of these, excluding regular “life” goals, except to continue what I’m working towards now. However, I realize that there could be a lot of good in trying to cook up some. So, let’s give it a shot, shall we!
Goal type NUMBA TWO: Five Long Term Goals (in no particular order)
  1.  Write an article including an interview with John Williams (or any old by-hand animator…he’s just my loftiest aspiration).
  2. 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.).
  3. Teach some form of free cartooning class at a Rec Center.
  4. Find a studio to publish my comic books
  5. 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.

Gratefully yours,

Sicily Marino

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!

That's Keaton's "character" outfit in a lot of his films