I’m honored to receive the Frederator Vanguard award this year. At first, I wasn’t 100% positive what “vanguard” actually meant, but when I looked it up I was flattered that Frederator saw me in such a light. The truth is that without Frederator giving me the chance to run with my cartoons, almost none of you out there would have seen my work at all. Frederator, by which I really mean Fred Seibert, saw something in my work that he liked and by gut instinct, predicted that others would like as well. He took some serious risks, put his name on the line, and then we both did what we did best: He packaged, promoted, programmed and advised. And I animated night and day for over a year trying to make the kind of cartoons I’ve always wanted to but never had the support or clients that allowed me such freedom.
The Meth Minute is the product of that collaboration and it seems like people really did like it. But any “vanguarding” I may have done, is a direct result of Fred giving me the keys to the “van”.
Thanks again Frederator!
If you want to see my silly acceptance speech check out the Channel Frederator episode below. It’s halfway through. Directed down the block by the great Justin Johnson.