quite a few things recently have had me thinking about the future. not just robots and space cars but also my own future.
i’ve just finished my second year of uni and it’s not gone great to be honest. i’ve felt very put off by the whole industry of film and television and i’ve pretty much come to realise that it’s not particularly something i would like to go further with. i’m gonna stick around for my final year to see where it goes, but at the moment it’s not really something i’m greatly interested in.
i’ve been reading a lot of comics recently. i finally got round to reading Jimmy Corrigan and rediscovered the fantastic Liz Prince. And it’s sad that over the past couple of years my own comic making has taken a bit of aback bench. it’s something i really miss and i’d like to get back into it more and hopefully be able to do something with it.
on friday, i hung out with Charlie, Alex, Tino, Sam Pepper and a load of other youtube people at a partner meet up that was held in the Google offices in London, which was cool. Google have the best workplace i think i’ve ever seen! there was a guy doing work sat down at a laptop…in a PHONEBOX (it’s a lot more exciting than i can really describe it…just believe me, okay?)! and the people were great and it was really nice to be able to put a face to those who work behind the scenes at youtube. you could see as well that they were also big fans of everyone’s videos, which nicely dispels of any preconceived ideas that youtube is just this big business just in it for the money. because they’re not; they’re just as excited about quality content as everyone else. so that’s really motivated me to do more with youtube i think.
you may have noticed that this blog has had a lick of paint, and that’s something that i’ve been doing with pretty much all my internet endeavours over the past few days. the idea was to be able to come at everything with a fresh new look and really think about what it is i want to do. these are pretty much the ideas i’ve come up with:
i’ve set up a tumblr specifically for my comics: http://boxrocketcomics.tumblr.com
and on that i will be posting comics i’ve made, and hopefully i’ll be able to make that a regular thing.
flickr has told me that i’m close to reaching the limit on the amount of pictures i can post on it, so i’d like to use this blog to post regular little drawings and sketches…as well as keeping it open for writing things and behind the scenes looks at some of my videos i guess.
then for my youtube, i would really like to do more little videos. i’ve been wanting to do this for a while but i didn’t really know how to go about it, but i think i’ve roughly got it now. it’s kinda hard to explain but i’m pretty excited about the ideas i have. so stay tuned.
i also have a couple of other little things i’d like to do but i’m still washing them round in my brain for a bit.
let me know what you think too, cause, at the end of the day, you’re the ones who have to put up with my nonsense you i’d really like to know what you make of the ideas i have…or if you have any suggestions…