month. I just can't believe how entrenched
in this cartoon I've been the last two
weeks. Believe it or not, this extra
minute literally took two weeks. And
in fact, I think it's less impressive than
the rest of it, but the timing and layout
just took that long. And of course I'm
still not happy. I never will be, I've
given up on that. LOL. Here,
then I'll get into it.
The "Away go the
colored people" literally saves the whole bit. That
keeps it from dragging in my mind. I still laugh every
time I see it. Heh.
The thing that
makes this whole project so daunting is that every
element has to pretty much be "found". I need a high
resolution picture of Risk. Well I guess I could go
buy it, but it's 1 of 100 things I need, and you just
knooooooooooow it has to be on the net somewhere.
Alas, it kinda was. Stretched and contorted a few
pictures and cleaned it up voila.
But then there are
the arms, and the faces, and the hands and the pieces
and hell what would a "Halliburton" piece look like?
It's constant creation. Every step of the way to piece
by piece find everything, lay it all out and then
try and figure out where it all goes. The constraint
of the internet is daunting though. There's more than
enough to pick from, but resolutions are really really
small. Luckily - George Bush and stupid fces go hand
in hand. :-)
The other killer
in all this is the second you think you've got it all
perfect then you put on the music, and away goes
the perfectness. Hogan's Heroes luckily fit perfectly
and I just started slashing away at what I had to make
it fit to that song. And just when that gets done, you
have to do the voices which changes the cut even more.
And man, I can't
do Bush at all. I mean, I do what most people do which
is imitate the imitators to such an extent that I
start to sound like Beavis. LOL. I must have practiced
the voice for 3 days. Over and over and over, listened
to tons of speeches - I got slightly better, but
thankfully it's only a few lines. Dick Cheney on the
other hand shiiiiiiiit. Whatever. His voice is
only caricaturish when taken in long samples. Meaning
- if he were to say 3 words, you'd never know. After a
couple sentences though, he has some unique cadences
that you can jump on, but in short spurts not a
chance. Dubya ono the other hand is better in short
spurts. Immediately recognizeable in a couple
words so he's easier to imitate. Blah blah blah
Adam - there's nothing to talk about here. Move on.
The end result is
cute. Really quick little introduction, and it sets up
the very end of the cartoon in a nice succinct little
button. Along the lines of the fact that I jump in
talking about bombing Iran in THE GAME, and they take
it a bit too far. Heh. With a shot of me back at the
white house pointing to the game board with a puzzled
look on my face should be cute.
And also, I'm in
it. Big decision. I know no one will believe this, but
it's not for the EGO reasons you may expect. It's the
only thing I think helps make this "not a jib-jab
ripoff". This is the 4th political song I've done, and
I was in 2 of the previous ones as an artist. So I'm
kind of already set-up as a "character", even if it's
only in my own mind. Heh. I think it will lend itself
to a different type of interest in the finished
product. That's the rationale I came up with for one
big reason: I can't sing like George Bush. LOL. I
mean, christ I guess I COULD but I'm not ruinin'
that song. The song is perfect the way it is. And it's
very obviously not George starting it I had to
jump in there
still think I'm an arrogant boob don't you.
So now I just
connect the two pieces and finish the end and I'm
finally finished. That "should" happen in a weekend,
but I've actually had the majority of this done a week
ago and can't seem to "see" the ending in my head
enough to actually work on it. Starting to stress me
out too and now all the foreign ministers are
meeting on how to deal with Iran. GRRRR. I really,
really need some arguing here. I need all the
countries to think we should go with Plan A, and the
US to say - NO PLAN B!!! WAR!!! Without that, this
little cartoon is gonna be quite fucked. It's crazy,
all I have to think about in my WORLD right now, is
some loans at work, and this cartoon. You'd think I'd
be able to finish this already.
Here's hopin' I
can pull the rest off this weekend.