Hello everybody! It's already our third artist of the Toonhole crew and I see some of you crying by thinking this awesome month will be over next week. Let's not make it harder than it is. Let's celebrate Toonhole, love, John, and whatever you want. Included nachos.
-John, goodmorning, you're the second artist from Toonhole that we're welcoming. How does it feel to be a part of this special FML/Toonhole month?
-It feels great! I didn't know our comics were worthy, haha. Its a pretty big honor. Thanks
-Aren't you too stressed out about being interviewed after Chris? He made quite a good impression on the audience. And by "audience" I mean girls. And RuPaul's Drag Race fans.
-Haha, well, I shared a bathroom with Chris in college and if I can survive going up after him in those days I can survive anything. Chris is the man though, He's the best guy to gets things started for Toonhole Month.
-(Don't say that we'll have zero audience to follow what's next.) So, how's life in LA?
-Its fun! there is something to do every night of the week. Life drawing clubs, bars, music shows, if thats your idea of a good time. However, driving in this city is another story
-And living with the people you're working with?
-Yes, I live with Mike and Chris from Toonhole and a couple other guys from the animation program in college. Its the perfect setup for creative thinking. We come home from our jobs in animation and get right to work on our personal projects. I couldn't ask for a better living situation.
-So you're working at Nickelodeon too?
-Mike and I work at 6 Point Harness. Its a smaller studio. We did that "Goodvibes" show thats out on MTV
-Sounds like surfing to me. Tell us more about it!
-Its definitely surfing. Its a "coming of age" story about a kid who comes to a new school on the california coast. He has to meet new new friends, hit on the girl of his dreams and all that. It has your normal amount of pop-culture zingers BUT the art and technique in the animation itself is what sets it apart. Normally, animated TV shows are actually animated overseas, But this one was done in the US. Exciting times for animators in the USA
-That is good news (and exciting), when can we see it?
-It's on MTV every thursday night. I think they are on the 3rd episode. But replays happen throughout the week. You can catch the episodes on the web too
-What's the coolest and lamest part about being an animator?
-The coolest part is that your only boundary is yourself (unless you are working at a studio). Anything you can think up you can animate it and make it real. Its comeplete freedom. The lamest part is that you spend most of your day sitting in front of a computer bugging out, You can spot an animator by how pastey their skin is and by the hunch in their back.
-What are your inspirations?
-Will Eisner, early American animation, heavy soul music
-Tell us 3 reasons why Toonhole is better than Facebook?
-Toonhole will never post pictures about our shitty cooking. However, we will stalk you relentlessly...
-Why did you choose this story?
-I saw some potential to do funny drawings for you guys.
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If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice [at] fmylife.com including a link to your website/blog/DA. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with me, and I'll tell you what you have to do!