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What are good resources for storytelling and comedy writing for animation and comics?

 
 
JGoldman10
 
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Sat 31 Aug, 2019 09:33 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:


I have been trying my hand at vocal characterizations lately, and I think I have the potential to be a good voice actor. I've been experimenting with what I think is funny.



I think this needs more work.

There's an instructor at my old art school who teaches a course in voice acting through to school's Continuing Ed Dept.

He wants me to speak to him over the phone. When I get a chance to do so, one of the things I am going to ask him is how to be funny when doing vocal characterizations.
Rebelofnj
 
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Sat 31 Aug, 2019 09:36 pm
@JGoldman10,
That doesn't really answer my questions. If anything, this raises further questions.

Why do you need many more writing and animation guides than the ones you already have?

Does your mother decide what you can do in your adult life? Because your personal story only implies that she stopped your work after she saw your drawings.

Why not trying self publish your rejected comic series, or even go through a indie publisher?

JGoldman10
 
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Sat 31 Aug, 2019 09:41 pm
@Rebelofnj,
I am familiar with some of Bluth's work. I recall watching An American Tail and The Secret of NIMH as a youngster but I never thought they were inheritably funny.

I recall the two video games he worked on- Space Ace and Dragon's Lair- which came out when I was a kid. I never played them, but I have seen them. I recall they made Saturday morning cartoons based on these games.

Both games were ahead of their time. They were among the first interactive video games ever made.

I don't know too much about either game, but going by what I read and have seen about them they were both kind of risqué for what were supposed to be kids' games.
JGoldman10
 
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Sat 31 Aug, 2019 09:56 pm
@Rebelofnj,
My mother is a Christian and a pastor. I told you the Holy Spirit led her to talk to me at length about the material I wanted to develop.

That is the only reason she got involved.

She does not get involved with everything I do, but I still live with her.

She kind of took the wind out of what I wanted to do. The point she was trying across to me, is, what is the point of making a lot of money if what you are doing is not pleasing God?

She asked me was I was trying to attract the world. She asked me if I thought a man of God is supposed to be doing what I was doing.

She gave me something to think about.

My current pastor also got involved and one of my Christian penpals, whom I have told you about, talked to me at length about the material I wanted to develop also.

I explained to you via email and on Yahoo! Answers it's been somewhat difficult for me to focus on getting toons and comics developed, or working towards getting them developed, given my current living situation.

I believe I told you I have a younger brother I have to help take care of, but I am not going to go into particulars about him.
JGoldman10
 
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Sat 31 Aug, 2019 09:58 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

I am familiar with some of Bluth's work. I recall watching An American Tail and The Secret of NIMH as a youngster but I never thought they were inherently funny.



-FIXED.




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JGoldman10
 
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Sat 31 Aug, 2019 10:27 pm
@Rebelofnj,
I have to also help take of my mother, in a sense, to an extent, what can be annoying at times, but what can I say?

I am often running to go get some errands done for my family, or I am dealing with my brother and his mess and/or nonsense, especially when I am trying to focus on getting some work done and/or taking care of business.

I need my own space. When I get my own space, then I can get my own studio set up, and then I can do whatever the heck I want.
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JGoldman10
 
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Sat 31 Aug, 2019 10:29 pm
@Rebelofnj,
Why do I want more resources? Because I am not sure I am satisfied with the ones I have. That is why.
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Real Music
 
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Sat 31 Aug, 2019 11:14 pm
@JGoldman10,
1. Are there any current cartoons that makes you laugh?

2. Were there any cartoons from the past that use to make you laugh??
JGoldman10
 
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Sun 1 Sep, 2019 12:07 am
@Rebelofnj,
I know I derailed my own thread a bit by sharing a few personal things with you, but I hope you got the point I was making.
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JGoldman10
 
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Sun 1 Sep, 2019 12:37 am
@Rebelofnj,
What questions didn't I answer?
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JGoldman10
 
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Sun 1 Sep, 2019 12:43 am
@Real Music,
Cartoons, past or present, that made me laugh? I have to think.

But isn't it more important what kids will think is funny rather than what I think is funny?

I want to attract an audience and make good money.
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JGoldman10
 
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Sun 1 Sep, 2019 01:05 am
@Rebelofnj,
I know John K. has a blog in which he discusses comedy writing for cartoons, and writing cartoons in general.

I found this:

http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2007/03/writing-for-cartoons-5-humor-structure.html

I think other animators have similar blogs.
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JGoldman10
 
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Sun 1 Sep, 2019 01:06 am
@Rebelofnj,
Do you think I should self-publish my own comics before I showcase them online?
izzythepush
 
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Sun 1 Sep, 2019 03:16 am
@JGoldman10,
No, self publishing costs more than doing things online. Also your audience is a lot bigger.
Rebelofnj
 
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Sun 1 Sep, 2019 05:41 am
@JGoldman10,
So, is your various projects going to emphasize Christian morals and be made for a Christian audience?

Have you seen other Christian works (films, shows, books) to see how they are done, so that you can learn how to produce one?

I think you should post something online. It is hard to help you and critique your work if there is no example of your art or story available online.
JGoldman10
 
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Sun 1 Sep, 2019 06:40 am
@izzythepush,
You mean my audience online is bigger? I would like to have some comics works produced professionally at least before I showcase them online.
izzythepush
 
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Sun 1 Sep, 2019 07:14 am
@JGoldman10,
Why? If what you showcase online is no good you can always remove and improve.
JGoldman10
 
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Sun 1 Sep, 2019 07:26 am
@izzythepush,
I want to have some quality-level comics produced to be showcased online. I am not going to throw some crap online to be showcased.

I want to showcase something online I will be happy with.
JGoldman10
 
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Sun 1 Sep, 2019 07:35 am
@Real Music,
Real Music wrote:

1. Are there any current cartoons that makes you laugh?

2. Were there any cartoons from the past that use to make you laugh??


Well, there is ONE cartoon I recall watching that actually made me laugh. There was an episode of the '90s Spider-Man cartoon series that they used to show on Fox Kids in which Spider-Man teamed up with the X-Men to track down some monster. I was laughing out loud at Wolverine's sarcastic banter in reference to containing the monster. It was so stupid it was funny. I don't remember the name of the episode.

This isn't a cartoon, but this is the funniest thing I have ever watched online:



I was laughing so hard I was crying.
JGoldman10
 
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Sun 1 Sep, 2019 07:39 am
@Rebelofnj,
Would you be wiling to listen to and critique sound clips of my vocal characterizations? I've been practicing. I'm planning on uploading some sound clips to Vocaroo.com. I would still like to get training to learn how to voice act professionally.
 

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