Sorry for the lack of posts.. I have been working around the clock on two presentations for the Savannah International Animation Festival! One about a cartoon called, "Crackerland" which I created with my co-creator Les Carpenter. Now I am back and it was a success! Here are some pictures from the festival!
The Inn we stayed in. Thunderbird Inn
Arriving to the festival with Crackerland goodies!
Being introduced on stage!
Picture after the Crackerland presentation, with Hal & Nancy Miles.
Drawing for fans! Which was awesome, I hope I can do this again and again. :)
First night after presentation, Mercedes wearing a Crackerland t-shirt!
Presenting my second time about flashcartoons.org, traditionalanimation.com and how to earn a living making cartoons online.
Lavalle has been making animated online cartoons since 2001 for his website flashcartoons.org. In 2009 Lavalle started learning animation training from Don Bluth. In 2011 he started the Traditional Animation website after seeing most animation sites were about all types of animation, not any specific to classical hand drawn animation. Lavalle also is the host of the online series, “The Traditional Animation Show”. Lavalle is currently the Vice President for Don Bluth Studios. Lavalle is also the administrator of Don Bluth University and lead the Dragon’s Lair: The Movie Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign. He later then followed the right connections to get Netflix to produce the Live-Action film.
My sites include: traditionalanimation.com, flashcartoons.org, kinjokids.com, and flashzombies. Please enjoy my blog with updates, previews, character designs, pencil tests and whatever else I post up :D
I am the co-creator of "Crackerland" a cartoon pitch idea we plan getting on television! Based in Florida about rivalry theme parks. Check it out! www.crackerland.com
Only now, am I understanding what it takes to become an animator. Before I animated so stiff, now I know I should of been studying traditional animation from the past.
I have been practicing on my animation desk and learning from Don Bluth since 2009. It has been a great experience!