I just recently found out that Arin Hanson did a couple voices in your cartoons! How was it like working with him? What's your opinion of him?
I’ve been acquaintances with Arin (Egoraptor) for about 10 years now! I’d hesitate to call us good friends because I actually don’t know him super well, but he’s an extremely nice, respectful person and very, very talented. In real life he’s actually a lot different from what his internet persona might lead you to believe (he’s more mellow and subdued). That’s just my experience though.
Is there any advice that you can give a developing animator on how to find a team? I would love to know how you found people to work with and manage such a big project? A two minute video with no voice acting or proper sound effects is still shit. Even if the animation is smooth, it's just smooth shit. So please I am begging you for your wisdom. Enlighten us!
I ain’t got no TEAM! Who said I have a team? What is this BASEBALL?
Max! You are legitimately my biggest inspiration on the internet <3 I wanna be a cartoonist so badly when I'm older, it's been my dream since I was 9 years old. Thank for for inspiring me to help achieve that dream! -Courtney
Yeah well if I’m your biggest inspiration why is your userpic from an egoraptor cartoon #owned
So, I'm sitting here chillin' like a villain', Doing my usual youtube rounds yah know, watching the new youtube videos that everyone puts out. I start to watch some animations ight, I see YOUR video Luigi's day out and I literally died. I like how you actually tell a story instead just flashing quick images and making fart jokes. Like seriously I have never loved an animator so much that I'm hooked from the first video with a shit ton more amazing ones. KEEP GOING FOREVER MAN, KEEP IT REAL.
I like how you manage to post random things like those pictures of Zim before the Zim cartoon and Luigi before that cartoon - yet nobody realises it's going to be in a cartoon until you've actually released it
Do you feel like with your newer cartoons you've betrayed some of your old ideals from the WGJ4K days?
Not at all. I’m proud of all my cartoons and I stand by every one. What makes an idea good or bad isn’t the idea itself, but rather, the execution. That’s why I was comfortable making and releasing a Super Mario parody even though there are thousands already out there and most of them are derivative; because I had faith in the execution.
Also, WGJ4K was less about something as serious as “ideals” and more about just goofy pop-cultural observations. Hope all this makes sense and doesn’t sound too pretentious.
In your speedpaint, I recognized the second program you used at Photoshop or something along those lines, but I wasn't quite sure what the first program was. Was it SAI? Something else? Budding (for eight years) Artist wants to know! Please and thanks~