Maker is going to think I’m crazy.
I was approached the other day with the chance to animate for PewDiePie. It would pay well, and potentially expose my art to 30 million of his subscribers, but I just don’t want to do it.
Plus, everything I make (spare a bloody Lore or two) I like to keep kid-friendly, TV-Y7, ESRB 10 and up. I think majority of PewDiePie’s fanbase are kids, but he isn’t exactly kid friendly (but I’m sure he is a swell guy).
I want to make child friendly cartoons for television one day, and I’m not sure if I’d want to be associated with this.
(Edit: It’s not that I’m against mature themes, and I do curse up a storm when I play MK8, but there is a certain appropriateness I like to keep in my work. I’d feel weird suddenly lathering a cartoon with foul language. I always thought it was weird seeing Bob Saget in Full House, then seeing his stand up, or seeing the boy in Spy Kids 1, then seeing him as the bully in one of the Halloween movies [with the murderer Mike Myers], but that’s just me.)
Great opportunities like this are funny though, they usually don’t excite me. I get stressed out because if I accept the project it feels like an obligation, and it isn’t fun to work on, which kind of kills the quality (
maybe that’s why I got such awful grades in art classes), but if I say no, that is another seemingly good opportunity I refused.
Or maybe it’s the sudden surprise of the opportunity coming my way. I’ve got a plan; Work on Side Quests, slowly gain support through it, and do Lores to pay the bills, while trying to enjoy life. PewDiePie’s fanfictions may interrupt that. It’s draining enough to draw what I enjoy so much, but to work on something I do not genuinely enjoy, burns me out, and I don’t think it’s worth the pay or exposure.
But I digress, it will be easier for PewDiePie to find a more willing animator, but on the off chance that they insist on having me and agree to my terms I may reconsider, because I do like how I draw him and his friend.
Also! I’ve got a new video that’ll go up next Friday-ish, stay tuned!