First lemme just say, 2021 has been a great year so far! Got a lot done and am currently getting a lot done, but it's like I turned around and nearly half the year was up in no time flat! It's just insane. I've been working pretty hard on drawings (you're always free to look at what I'm doing over in the Artwork page here) and trying to improve more than I have in the past few years. I mean, looking back, yeah, I have improved a bit over time, but I want to like, improve improve, you know? Like, instead of having that organic, gradual increase in skill, I want that noticeably night-and-day BOOM improvement. Getting there!
If anyone remembers the sequel to An Animal Crossing Tale, yes, that is undergoing production. I can't believe it's been almost exactly a year since I announced it. Script is finished and am almost done all of the voicework (getting multiple voice actors these days can be nauseatingly annoying... I don't know what happened to all of those voice acting forums I used to use). I wanted to get it finished much, much sooner, but all of the life stuff that went down such as the house renovations, working out and eating well, spending time with friends and family and an ungodly amount of time working to pay the bills... time really just slipped away. I wish I could make a living off of just doing the art and animation thing, but I only make extra scraps off of this, currently. I tried to raise awareness and bring back the following of the channel back in 2019, but as you may know, that didn't really work out! Still trying.
I have a cartoon in the works that is not Animal Crossing-related, and though I like how it's coming out and I think it's fun, we will see what actually happens (YouTube's algorithm is the most bizarre thing at the moment). Won't tell you what it is 'til it's done! Shouldn't be too much longer now (and no, it's not a Madness video... though I would like to make one for this Madness Day, I don't think I have the time this year. Maybe next year!).
Does anyone even wonder about InterRomantica? Probably not, as I basically didn't get a response when I uploaded it to Webtoons (or Webtoon? I don't know what the name of that damn website is). I like how the first chapter came out, and I'm glad I made it, but I have not yet worked on any additional chapters since its release, as I've been prioritizing my efforts on animation once more. It's been frustrating getting little to no reactions or feedback from what I've been uploading to my social media platforms lately. It makes me wonder if--or what--I'm doing wrong. But, that's why I've really been striving to improve this year!
Hope you've been having a good one (unless you're someone I hate, then I hope you get hit by a cement mixer today)!