Somegreybloke began in June 2007, as a YouTube experiment. The original idea was that the character - a perpetually morose internet addict with no time to get dressed - would respond to videos made by other people on YouTube, and to emails he had received.
After a few weeks of not finding as much inspirational material as I'd hoped, I had the character start posting video blogs of his own. A few months later, his v-logs became popular. People found the character funny. He started talking about other people in his life, and quite organically a little world has begun to grow around him.
It's great fun to write. Not so much fun to animate, but then animation is inherently dull to do (at least for me).
This blog probably won't be updated often, but it's a place where I can talk "out of character", and the process of writing/making this kind of animated comedy might be of interest to some.
Old Town, San Diego
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