Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Rant: I Hate Animation...

Enjoy the punk rock Goya and a drawing from masks while you read my rant. A recent Cartoon Brew post by Amid Amidi (officially now a New Yorker, a fine addition) has reminded me why I want little to do with the Animation Industry. Why are there so many artists overly concerned with getting a "Pitch" through, with the ultimate goal of what? having a "Funny Show on Television", seems like such an insignificant goal. Where are the artists that are interested in moving the medium forward, or carry on traditions of quality, expression, inspiration, and ultimately having an impact on Art History? I'm so sick of hearing about Cartoon Network, Nick, Pitching, youtube, cintiqs and how Lassater is god. I hate the comic geek and social retard influence on such a legit artform. Society and art will always be linked, and when art is made by complete reject geeks that dwell in a world of fantasy and shallow representation or gutless entertainment for the lame child, what should we expect? well, just turn on the tv.

19 comments:

kevin said...

amen. cheers to you for keeping it real.

kevin said...

amen. cheers to you for keeping it real and doing your own thing.

Going Vegan said...

right on Patrick Smith.

john c said...

pat, you seem angry these days, what gives?

K.E. said...

Agreed.
But, you know, the heinous grind towards animation revolution is half the fun.

Chae said...

TV is a vast wasteland, but I do not believe tv is an accurate representation of art- animation, sound, film, etc. It is just a representation of what the big-wigs think will sell. You can't let it get you down as media on a whole is shifting to online streaming... and you're already there. Those people who are craving more interesting art will find amazing artists on their own and the internet will allow for innovation in animation and other forms of art.

Brita said...

Amen

Moses said...

>>chuckle<< It's true - there's always that "sellout tension" in every entertainment medium! Writing [all], music, acting, etc. Now I have a little peek at animation!

Also, I enjoy your work.
Thanks, man!

The Daily Crumb said...

create a story you love

Patrick Smith said...

how about a story i HATE! it's interesting that they tend to be the same. emotional reaction to a story can be more important than the story itself. i have another blog coming up all about this "story" business and how everyone is so obsessed with story. story story story story. how come nobody ever shouts "character character character" it's just as important!

Pat Race said...

I don't think people who shout "story story story" have anything against character and probably realize that good characters and good stories go hand in hand.

If I yell "cereal cereal cereal" it doesn't mean I don't appreciate it with milk.

Patrick Smith said...

i would put character way above story. have you ever watched a movie that you didn't want to end? those were the characters that were keeping you there, not the story.

Anonymous said...

i just turned on the tv and saw this

Patrick Smith said...

ah yes, Zoloft. Do you have a point you're trying to make? please continue...

Emmett said...

Whoever posted the Zoloft ad, I'd like to hear the point too.

I agree with you, Pat, about putting character above story. However, in keeping the audience interested, its good to give a lot of attention to the story; otherwise, you may run the risk of repeating something worn out, or worse, falling into cliches.

I am just waiting for the next New Wave to come. For all we know, you are contributing to it with all these points.

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