Us artsy types don’t have a reputation for being punctual… but we still feel bad that we’re late as all get out in announcing November’s Cartoon of the Month!
November’s candidates include episodes 148, 149, 150, and 151 of Channel Frederator. There was some serious competition, but in the end, “Monster Ball“, created by Rajesh. Congratulations Rajesh! A graduate of Vancouver Film School, Rajesh put a lot of work into “Monster Ball” the short where three robots are nothing against an adorable kitty. I did a brief interview with Rajesh, and here’s the lowdown on him and his film:
CF: What inspired you to create “Monster Ball”?
“Monster Ball” was a short comic I created during my days at VFS (Vancouver film school ) , The story was of a boy playing soccer with his cat ,however more and more characters kept adding on to the story till it became the short it is today.
CF: What techniques did you use to create it and how long did it take?
“Monster Ball” was completely hand animated on paper. It was then coloured and composited using Toonboom opus.
CF: Can you name a few artists, animators or other creatives that inspire you?
I always watch classic Disney films that inspired me as a kid and still do today . I also am a big fan of Hayao Miyazaki and Japanese manga rtists “CLAMP” and “Takeshi Obata”.
CF: Any advice for hopeful animators that want to win Channel Frederator’s Cartoon of the Month prize themselves some day?
An animator has to be able to convey that the character is alive,that it existed beyond this movie and is driven by many things. In his work, he has to make sure that he is making something that he believes in. Make the world of your film believable and relatable and the audience will follow.
CF: What did you have for lunch today?
I had a large serving of “chocolate Pudding cake” with a tall glass of refreshing “banana caramel milkshake”
Wow! Thanks for all of the great info, Rajesh, and good luck on that diet. And don’t forget that YOU choose who wins the Cartoon of the Month prize by voting every week! - Carrie