Saturday, November 15, 2003

I was a bit bored today, so I made [this] for fun. It's just a little bit of flash set to a little bit of They Might Be Giants .

Should have posted this earlier,
but as of a couple weeks ago I'm workin' on a (small?) project for GreenWorks. They've asked me for a fun web cartoon to feature on their new site when it opens. The (excellent) example they gave me was (though they didn't really know it was called that) what with Strong Bad e-mail, etc. Basically, it needs to be mostly fun and slightly educational, something that bored people in office jobs will e-mail to each other. This is meant to ultimately drive traffic to their site, they come for the funness and maybe actually learn something. We'll see how it goes.
What I have so far is a snowman, a cockroach, and a human living in an apartment together representing the left, right, and central or undecided viewpoints respectively. They watch the news a lot and argue about the issues. Wacky hijinks ensue. The problem will be making it funny enough, i.e. not too educational. As soon as people suspect you're trying to educate them they'll tune you out.