Oooh, I haven't given an update in a while, have I?
Development on PunkCartoons.com has been slim to none, which leads me to believe I have perfected every aspect of web design in a way that will change the internet forever... So hooray for me!
I've got a new cartoon up that I did with my buddy Kutay who has a Youtube channel you should all subscribe to, I put out a new South Park comic, and apparently animation's cool again on Youtube so I guess I'm on there now too since Newgrounds is pretty much just a porn site with a message board that's practically turned into an even less organized version of Reddit...
Let's all shed a tear for that fact.
Therefore I've been trying to branch out further onto the internet, so I now have my previously mentioned Youtube Channel along with an account on ArtStation which is basically DeviantArt for ACTUAL adults, not teenagers and perverts."
So check those out and give them a follow if you're that way inclined. Hopefully soon I'll have more to show on them."
The world is a fuck...
That sums it all up in a pretty neat little package. I wear a suit now, so everyone knows I mean business, also I got sick for a few weeks which stopped me from working entirely, hopefully now that I'm mostly passed it I can get to work and get some stuff published.
Until that day comes, I've started a new Lee Van Beef short, of which a VERY rough teaser is attached to this email, and by rough I mean straight from paper to computer with minimal timing correction and no polish whatsoever, just something to reward anyone who's been waiting for me to update the newsletter.
And for anyone reading this on the website page, you don't get a teaser, those kind of goodies are just for the newsletter subscribers.
Well well well, look who's come crawling back to ol' Mr. RedSnake... Or maybe I'm the one crawling to you if you're reading this in the newsletter... Speaking of which!
The comic section is up and running! So feel free to go read some of the ol' back-catalogue while you wait for me to actually make more comics, I've got a head full of ideas that are driving me insane and not one of them is an idea where to start!
The second update is the addition of the newsletter... This may be more immediately obvious to some than others. I figured it was the best way to keep people updated on the site in an autonomous fashion without the use of social media.
See, back when I used sites like Twitter, I was always worried about getting banned and nobody would know where to find me, this way I'll be able to update everyone on what's going on no matter where I go, even if I lost my website and was somehow banned from Gmail, I've still got the list of addresses written down so you won't miss a damn thing no matter what!!!
I'm a procrastinatory drunk who has trouble getting work done. I'm trying to get better though and hopefully I'll have at least one new cartoon out by the end of the year, fingers crossed.
I've been reading through Shakespeare's MacBeth as of late, I find I gain far more inspiration from the literary classics than any amount of watching cartoons or anime. It's a great story, it's got all kinds of murder, betrayal, and manipulation, which is all right up my alley! It kinda reminds me of the song King Nothing by Metallica in a way with the story of a man hungry for power doing everything he can to get it. which further enforces my proclamation that Shakespeare was metal as fuck.
While we're on the subject of things that inspire me, let's talk about the thing that inspires me most, bad media. I played the game Trover Saves the Universe last night, and I fucking hated it, it wasn't fun, it wasn't funny, and it sure as hell wasn't worth no thirty bucks. It was made... Well, I shouldn't say made, it was clearly written by Justin Roiland "Of Rick and Morty fame" and it really showcases his sense of humor, that being the act of rambling nonsense into a microphone. He voiced pretty much every character "At least the one's who do all the talking" and I can tell he voiced them because his voice range is literally just Rick and also Morty.
It was one of the most annoying gaming experiences of my life, when the gameplay wasn't fundamentally broken it was tedious as all hell, all accompanied by the soundtrack of Justin Roiland yelling in my ears paired with... Admitedly one of the best soundtracks to a video game I've ever heard which I will be getting on vinyl because goddamn is it ever the best part of the game, I'm honestly glad I played it for the music alone! But I recommend just buying the record, it's the same price as the game and it's honestly a way better value. Having said all that, I beat the damn thing right to the end because I was not going to let this game beat me, and I solemnly swear if I ever have a video game tie in with something I made then I'm gonna make sure it's not nearly as bad as Trover Saves the Universe.
Which reminds me, I think it's time I get a little work done with that ever so sweet soundtrack playing in the background. See ya next time, fuckers!
Ladies and gentlemen, fuckers and fuckettes, Punks of all ages! Welcome to the RedSnake Report, an occasional update page where I talk about my cartoons, my website, and maybe even a few things I've been up to in a more unprofessional sense (implying anything I do can be considered "professional" in the first place). It will also be the only page on the whole site where the text isn't red being that it's pretty much the only page that requires one to read more than just a few lines and I've heard that a good chunk of people on the internet have weak stupid little pussy eyes.
First thing's first, depending on when you're reading this I am either working on or have already implemented a new addition to PunkCartoons, that addition being the Comics section! Something I've been thinking about adding since the very start but have always second-guessed. Well, I've finally decided to do it, I'm going to be adding my "Totally Illegal Bootleg South Park Comics" series, a one-page strip that I made a while back that I want to turn into a series, as well as the first... Second? Either way, it's the oldest surviving comic I've made. The artwork in it is shit and it ends on a cliffhanger that I don't intend to continue any time soon but I want it up for historical purposes being that it contains the debut appearance of Darryl, the frycook from my latest cartoon short (hopefully series at some point in the forseeable future) "Lee Van Beef's" and I've never actually uploaded it anywhere aside from some comic sharing website that I'm reasonably sure no one uses anymore. So look forward to that, or enjoy it presently if it's already up.
As for actual animation, I've got a few things in the works but don't know when they'll be finished, shit's been hectic as of late and I'm set back like you wouldn't fucking believe but it's all coming together, slowly but surely. One of the big projects is a collaborative effort between me and my buddy Kutay, until that's in the can I suggest you check out some of his work over on Newgrounds! His style's pretty crude and dirty but if you like my material then the odds are pretty good that you'll get a kick out of his as well.
On the more unprofessional side of things, I've recently gotten back into a little gaming lately! I finally started playing through Red Dead Redemption 2, the first one stands as one of my favorite games of all time and the sequel is so far putting up a pretty damn good fight for that title, all the characters are fantastic and while Arthur Morgan isn't as compelling a protagonist as John Marston was (as I write this, maybe I'll get more attached to him as the story continues) that still hasn't stopped me from sinking almost twenty-four hours of playtime into the game since I bought it two days ago.
Another game that I always wanted to play and finally got around to is Crazy Taxi... It's fun as all hell, I absolutely love it, you should go play it if you never have. I don't have any real deep thoughts on it aside from the fact that more studios should make fun games like that instead of these enourmous narratives that take up literal days of my time to play... I say right after praising the hell out of RDR2... My point is while I absolutely love a compelling narrative that can keep me enthralled from begining to end, sometimes I just want to play a simple game where I can chill the fuck out for a few hours and have a good time.