January 27, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Kaboing is NOT Kaput!

I was just made aware today of a news post on a major animation site that joyfully announced the demise of Kaboing TV. ( along with some negative comments about myself and the site).

Well, you are not going to get rid of me that easily ( or Kaboing).

I mentioned on my blog that we were in a grey area. Not kaput!

We are not giving up. Sometimes it takes some major kicking when I’m down to get me back up fighting again. ( Quiet Samurai, the fight must not come from a place of anger).

We have some new approaches planned, and maybe the adjustment of lower expectations at the start will help us.

I’m not working or making entertainment for the industry or the people who read that other site that like to dwell on negativity. I’m making it for the animation fan. The ones who appreciate the medium and don’t see a need for knocking someone else down who is merely making a contribution. Anyone who makes animation, to me, deserves my respect. It’s a difficult and time consuming medium. I’m interested in approaches to improve the craft, but also to support distribution and showcasing that side steps the gate keepers of the major conglomerates. But I’m not going to keep talking about it.  It needs to be seen.

As Gandhi said: ” First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.”

We will keep going. I have many projects going on. It’s never fun to trip and fall in public. But that is what I signed on for. Keep the punches coming. I can take it. You can like my work or not. But I’ll keep on making it, and supporting others who want to make it.

Fight on.

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24 Responses to January 27, 2012

  1. Kelly McNutt says:

    That’s what I like to hear.

  2. D Sills says:

    Ugh. The Internet is a great place full of potential, but it’s unfortunately also full of haters. I’m glad you’re not letting them get to you, though. I’m always rooting for you and I know many others are, too. Kaboing TV is too good of an idea to go down that easily.

  3. It’s always the quiet ones… :) No, it isn’t ever fun to trip and fall in public….but it’s my belief that if you spring up and do ‘ jazz hands’ people will nearly always be wondering, ” Did she just fall, or was that an interpretive dance?” Keeps everyone on their toes! Keep up the fight. It is a noble one.

  4. Zakk says:

    man, I’d like to see Rocko’s modern life again, there’s some chance about you start to make episodes again?

  5. Adam says:

    Dont get discouraged by nasty people!

  6. Woot! Outflanking the gatekeepers! For that purpose, may I suggest to look into Blip.tv? Their ad revenue sharing model sounds interesting at a glance.

  7. Chris says:

    Animation will always be a tough medium to work in, even today but I am so glad you are still fighting the fight! For every positive comment, there will always be hundred’s of haters out there. Sad people have to push their bad experiences onto others instead of offering to helpful.

    I have been a huge fan of yours ever since the very first priemere of Rocko’s Modern Life back on Nick so long ago. I have been keeping up with all of your recent work as well (although after Lazlo went off the air, I lost touch with what you were up to for a while only to find Frog in a suit too late to be of any help to contribute to!) so I can hope Kaboing TV is still just trying to figure out what it wants to be when it grows up. It has the unending hope of a young child looking at the stars.

    I can’t wait to see what you do with Kaboing TV’s new ideas you have come up with. Maybe you should create a fan section for animation of up and coming artists working to be in the field where they can be noticed and help to grow?

    As Cartoon Network used to have with all of their one shot animations in a half hour programming block. I want to say “What a cartoon show” was the title but I forget after it being so long. Courage was there, Powerpuff Girls, Dexter even all started there. Maybe something like that would give new life to Kaboing TV?

  8. Nichole says:

    Thank you for your fighting spirit! You’re an inspiration!

  9. John Green says:

    This is great news Joe. Keep your chin up! We are all with you.

    Cheers, John

  10. Connor says:

    haha people on the internet can be *ssholes. Joe I’ll just point out what we all know even though you’re to nice to say it-you have A LOT more goin on for you then those guys haha

  11. Stuart Collett says:

    That isn’t cool. What website said this?

  12. Jason Brown says:

    Life is like a rollercoaster there are ups and downs but that’s what makes it fun.
    It’s so much easier to be a critic than a contributer but that’s easy to forget sometimes.

    You’re one of my greatest artist influences and I genuinely sleep with your book next to my bed and when I feel sad about my work I read your book and it cheers me up.

  13. M. says:

    Yeah, not that I want to start a war or anything, but just out of curiosity, was this AWN?

  14. Joe, what you do has been inspiring me for years – really hope that you figure out you want to do with Kaboing and manage to do it :)The internet definitely needs more of what you do…so keep on keeping on! :)

  15. Anonymous says:

    Hey Mr. Murray,

    I’ve been following your blog on and off since before you started Kaboing and I though it was a fantastic idea when I read about it.
    A lot of commenters on that post suggested that, with the way YouTube functions, that you might have an expanded audience if you posting shorter videos more regularly, which sounds like a good idea to me.

    I’ve also been a follower of THAT site for a while too and you should know that Amid has a rather harsh writing style… I guess you could call it a form of trolling. It’s an easy way for him to gain viewership, but he was not trying to say your idea was dead and in fact praised it when you started it out.
    I can understand that you took it personally and that it hurt you, but honestly potential fans just want to se you create more content.

    And as you said, they helped you out, and apparantly your YouTube viewership has increased as a result.
    Hope you work it out.

  16. Anthony D. says:

    Glad to hear KaboingTV is not dead! :)

  17. CW says:

    It’s commendable in the business to take risks. It takes many failures before success. Now Amid is redefining “kaput”..

  18. Matt Stevanus says:

    Sounds like some people on the other site need a life. I for one strongly support Kaboing and hope that it can continue to grow. I like that you aren’t like the stuffy network executives or some egotistical jerk, you reach out to your fans and mentor those that want to create animation. I have long since respect and admired your work and your personality as well as your views. keep up the great work!

  19. Voltz says:

    At the moment, you may not be pleasing a huge amount of people. But that doesn’t matter. What matters is that you are inspiring us young animators and cartoonists to keep moving foward :)

  20. Hmm, kind of late here (been busy with school) but, have you thought about the Channel 101 approach? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_101

  21. Bill Cass says:

    I am also late to reply, Joe, but this is really good to hear you are still working on it. Any content that I or my colleagues finish we will definitely be sending your way for Kaboing Konsideration! If there are other ways I can help support it, let me know. I will be spreading the word.

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