Where there are rough edges, there are lessons to be learned, and since this is comedy we’re talking about, I’ll follow the rule of 3.
The heart of it was always going to be in the humans desperately fixated on the screen hungry for that connection.
It’s been a busy week and Optional Irony drew the short straw. Lesson of life for this week: there are only 24 hours in a day and you have to be mindful and careful about how you’re applying them. The concurrent truth is that there’s a whole 24 hours in a day, and if you’re…
Find the core of your scene and build around it, don’t panic and have plagues of locusts fly in just because it feels “too small.”
Available today on iTunes the first episode of a podcast project I’m undertaking with a friend: Mon Men! We’ll be taking a biweekly journey through the Pokedex to discuss Pokemon design (Mon Mods), Hypothesizing what they’d be doing IRL (It’s a Mon’s World), and ending each episode discussing which Pokemon we think would make the…
The best comedies don’t leave loose threads, everything comes back around- whether we realize it or not. So this might be why, every now and then, a joke that goes nowhere in comedy can be so jarring in a very good way. It makes us aware of the closure we expect in comedy, to see…
Filled with positivity, heart, and goodness throughout every fiber of its beautiful tapestry that has thus far been woven for us.
Matt Groening Takes the Throne as a Legend of Animated TV Comedy
This may just be another cliche story about a young man pressured by conceived notions of masculinity who ends up becoming an enforcer for a crime family, but I think there’s value in my telling it even if just one person can learn from it.
Stories with women that are just set dressing or targets for the male protagonists are worthless. Flesh her out. Give her agency and goals of her own.