Asked (and occasionally asked) Questions
April 30, 2007)
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shiman bio questions
cartoon production questions
questions about the bunnies
questions i made up
get inspired to create content (about bunnies or anything else),
I need to feel inspired in my daily life. Because
I work from home, which can feel isolated at times, I need to find
and use resources to help keep me motivated and inspired. These sources
come from multiple places: hanging out with and meeting new people
who inspire me; watching media that inspires (a great movie or TV
show); a constant stream of books to read; walks through the neighborhood,
etc. I also find a great deal of inspiration via the internet. My
del.icio.us bookmarks will give you a feel for the kind of stuff
that inspires me (I also use this site to track various online bunnies
did you get started drawing cartoons?
been drawing stuff since 1976 (I'm 37
now). I went to Boston University and got an undergraduate degree
in International Political Economy and International Communications.
My interests have spanned a variety of realms, and at the time I felt
this area of study
accurately represented what would constitute a fulfilling career. and
a graduate degree in Media Studies. After grad school, I took
while working part-time to make my first animated short. I started
my sole proprietorship Angry Alien Productions in 1998 in order
to earn income through more creative projects (digital design, electronic
production, illustration and web graphics, e-greetings). The discovery
of Flash software was a breakthrough for my cartoon workflow, as
it provided an immediate means of distributing my creative work
to a huge global audience.
did Amy's Diary come from?
diary is Amy Forstadt's actual 3rd grade diary! She & I have
been best friends since 1977. When she unearthed said dairy, we decided
to get some friends together and have them narrate a few select entries,
to which I did some interpretive animation. But those events indeed
occurred. Amy's cat really did drink toilet water...out of the toilet.
I first started my little biz, I needed a logo. I had sketched some
sample ideas with ridiculous names (such as this one), and the image
of a testy alien standing next to a rotary phone tapping his foot
just spoke to me. I figured, 'eh, why not' and it just stuck.
day as I sat in front of my computer checking email (what else is
new), these bunnies approached my desk and pitched the idea of doing
the re-enactments. Feeling mildly threatened, I agreed, and the collaboration
began! That's the story they like to tell. What really happened is
I sat there sketching all the possible creatures who could re-enact
classic movies in 30 seconds, and out of all the candidates (kitties,
beavers, mice, elves), the bunnies struck me as being just the critters
to do such a thing.
do you create your cartoons?
use the software Flash for the coloring and animation. Prior to that,
I generally draw everything by hand on paper using a lightbox. I
scan the drawings in using Adobe Photoshop, then convert the bitmap
art to vector art using Adobe Streamline. This system works nicely
for me; I'm sure all Flash artists have their own preferred way of
doing things. If you want to find out more about Flash, there are
some great resources such as Flashkit.com and Moock.org. I belong
to a Flash
usergroup here in Los Angeles which offers lots of support and
Star wars Bunnies, I noticed the Jason mask in the trash compactor
thought it'd be a fun cross-reference. As well as a reminder that
Jason is ever-present.
you take requests?
Before you submit any requests, suggestions, ideas, etc., be sure
to read the site terms. Then take
a peek at the Request
about the bunnies
the 30-Second Bunnies Theatre Troupe have an agent?
His name is Duck.
the bunnies' favorite drink?
love a well-made carrot latte.
If you're having problems
viewing any cartoons from the Angryalien.com site, check out this
frequently do you release new bunny cartoons?
current batch of Starz-commissioned
bunnies re-enactments premiere on Starz,
Starz on Demand®. Additionally, Starz.com now
hosts the re-enactments, so I link to them when they go online.
of the movie titles listed as "To-be-bunnified" have
changed. What up with that?
titles on the to-be-bunnified list may be subject
to change for logistical reasons such as scheduling. The
for any disappointments!
haven't you responded to my email?
been receiving so much wonderful correspondence from everyone
(for which I am tremendously grateful!), I just haven't had
to respond. Please know that I do read
every email, and that everyone's requests are duly noted. And
thank you all for your kind words, suggestions, and input.
your favorite post-apocalyptic scenario?
and mutants live in harmony.
impractical Halloween costume?
I was five, I went as a present. I wore a giftwrapped cardboard
box. I remember walking into everything, and couldn't move
without whacking someone.
for stopping by!
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