Ahhhh, this would have been my fathers birthday. I guess it still is.
I think about his affect on my life, and whether his dismissal of my art life gave me more drive to push through the disapproval. I was very proud when I showed my Dad the first house I purchased with money solely from an art career.I guess I was trying to speak his language since he really didn’t understand mine.
I talk a lot about outside influences on our life decisions. Good or bad. But I never felt I had a choice. I was sorry it wasn’t what my father wanted me to do, but I had to move on.
My business at the moment is taking me in a lot of new directions. I’m reinventing in a lot of ways. Finding where I want to be at this point in my life. There is a lot of interest right now in the nostalgia of Rocko and the 90’s. In interviews, I discuss how great it feels for others to still find a place for the project my crew and I poured our heart into. But for me, it’s always been more about the process. Once I’m done and it’s in the can, I look forward to the next artistic challenge.
The 90’s were fun, but the future has so much in store for animation. There is still a big appetite for stories and characters that take risks. I can’t wait to see.