Have you ever seen The Eric Andre Show? I feel like you would absolutely love it. Its what the motorcycle gif you just rebloged is from. The show is basically live action spaceghost.
I wanna go on the record and say The Eric Andrew Show is by a wide margin the funniest show on TV right now and it serves as proof that there are other people in this world with the same kind of brain as me.
Hey Max quick question: Did you ever apply to CalArts?
Haha I did but only because after high school I applied to a crapload of artschools just to see which ones would take me and which ones wouldn’t. Of course I knew CalArts would have no interest in a straight-D student with zero extracurriculars but just for kicks and giggles I filled out the form.
I was far more disappointed when I got rejected by my school of choice, Montserrat in Beverly, MA. Especially since my interview went amazing. I ended up going to a good school though, The Art Institute of Boston.
Hi Max. I just wanted to tell you that you're my favorite animator of all time. I think you're funny and I really enjoy your stuff. Really wish I could animate but I just don't have the skill or courage to. I can draw but that's about it. I just wanted to tell you that you're someone I can really look up to. And do what makes you happy.
I was watching an animated version of your one of your podcasts and it got me wondering, how did you and Yotam meet each other?
Thats a good question! Unfortunately I don’t know if I have an interesting answer. I think he just IM’d me one day to tell me he liked my cartoons and then I watched some of his and we started talking.
Once, in a Wisenheimers episode you told a story about you seeing a ghost wire hanging from the sky that was following you, and at the end you concluded that it must have been your brain playing tricks on you or something. Did that ever happen again? I think it might have been what is called an "eye floater", even though it doesn't explain how it appeared and disappeared completely so quickly.
I walked past it a few days later and the wire was real. It was hanging from a telephone pole or something.
It’s weird… when I got hit by car earlier this year, I looked up to my left as the car was speeding towards me but instead of thinking “UH OH, I’M GOING TO DIE” I thought “Ah, shit. Is this gunna hurt? Yeah, this is gunna hurt”. I wasn’t instinctively afraid, I was just annoyed by the fact that something painful was going to happen. Maybe it’s because I’ve been hit by a car before, so I’m desensitized?
When I was in the hospital a nurse told me “Hey, it could have been worse. You could have died” and even after hearing that comment it still didn’t sink into my brain. It took like 3 months for that to happen. And when it did I was like WOOOOOOOAH death is a real thing?!?!? People DIE?!? And I was almost ONE OF THEM?
Everything that happened that day was such a sensory-overload that it was like my brain didn’t process any of it the right way. It didn’t tell me to be afraid when I saw the car coming and knew it wouldn’t be able to stop in time. It didn’t tell me to feel pain when the car hit me, all I remember is feeling my leg bend the wrong way. It didn’t tell me to feel thankful or relieved when I was in the hospital.
But eventually, after time had passed, my brain finally “got it”. I’m insanely afraid of crossing the street now. I get very anxious whenever I do and when I’m halfway across I feel super vulnerable.
Hey man. Been watching your work since like 2005-06 (can't fuckin remember) with your first being "Jerry". I know you actually can't stand it now, but it was really powerful stuff which is why I started following your work. It's been a joy watching your animation evolve over the years. I was really glad you got the recognition you finally deserved with the ponymov series. I do have a feeling though your other stuff may not be as popular but those that really like your work will always be around
I don’t mean to single you out specifically or anything but I think I should mention that like 75% of the questions I get on here are people requesting me to draw different things, and I’m not really doing that. Sorry!
dear max, you have have created so many animations over the years from mickey the dick, my little pony, to 3d modeling. My question for you is this, out of all of your animations which was the best to work on and which one was the most stressful?
The one that was best to work on was whichever one took the least amount of time and didn’t give me a headache, so maybe like APPLE.MOV (a week and a half) or Batman: Bright Day (2 hours) or the Chalkzone thing (three days). The most stressful was probably SWAG. 15 minutes of animation is a very daunting task and plus I lost all that data halfway through and had to redo some stuff!