Cartoons made my creative life possible.
From an early age, animation has always been a source of profound inspiration, joy and meaning for me.
Schultz and Watterson shifted my inner geography from day one.
In fact, one of my early career aspirations was to become a cartoonist. I even bought books and took classes. And you couldn’t pry the pencil and paper away from me with a crowbar.
But then one day my art teacher informed me that “tracing” didn’t qualify as effective draftsmanship. Woops.
Thirty years later, however, I ended up becoming a successful author, songwriter, consultant, public speaker, filmmaker and a few other things too. And when the time came to start my next project, I finally decided to resurrect my childhood dream.
With the help of an amazing animator, the cartoon started to come to life.
A year later, the animated folk rock opera was complete.
And the five year old inside of me cried tears of joy.
Here’s the trailer:
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That Guy with the Nametag
Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.