Yes…Modern Life is a Very Dangerous Life, Or The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions
Okay, I’m going to be very blunt here. And wide open, which is going against the grain of my privacy instincts. But what the hell.
A life in art takes on many forms. I’ve tried to do a few new things since Lazlo was over. Pave a new way to take an animated series both to the internet and to an international syndication model to allow access for the more original cartoon content. Plus, a need from blog readers to want to know more, first led to an ebook, and then to a book published by Random House/Watson Guptil last year.
Both the KaboingTV model and the alternative International model are viable directions and I predict success at some point with KaboingTV and with other business models for animation. My book was valuable to a lot of people, but publishing is a tough road these days.
But with the crash of ’08, and the extra money I sunk into Kaboing and this other project and negotiations , I’m in a tough place financially. No different than a lot of people are. I’m not looking for any sympathy. I made all of the decisions that got me here. It’s nobody’s fault but my own.
I revamped my web site because it needs to be more available to me to update without my web guy’s involvement and to service more of my business end. Doing so, I cut out a lot of Rocko fan stuff. I apologize for that, but I can’t afford to keep all of that going. My work with consulting, storyboarding and directing is going to take up more of my direction now, as well as continued work on “Hed’s and my indie film “Fish Hed”. Of course my class is very important to me and will still remain a focus.
My debate to share this surrendered to the fact that creative lives go in different directions. And all should share what we are going through. I made some decisions based on good intentions, with some factors coming in that I had no control over. I’ve been through rough spots before, and I will get through this one.
They say, “It’s not how you fall, It’s how you get back up.”
I am so appreciative to all the fans of Rocko and Lazlo, and those who worked with me on “Frog in a Suit”. I’ll keep you posted on my efforts to get back up again and dust myself off.
Thank you for all of your support. I’ve had so many amazing things happen in my life. I’m a lucky man.