Webdings Short # 29 (IT'S OUT!)
Prepare to see one more Season 4 short of this series on March 16, 2016! Too bad it had no episodes and hardly any shorts.
The RJL Show Episode # 3
It has a name alright, but I'll keep it and the prank that's used in the episode a secret until April 1, 2016, because that's the date it should go up on (if all goes well anyway).
MS Outlook Buddies
I want to try and get at least another animation of this series out by April 4, 2016, in honor of me getting Office 365 thanks to God making the NYC Department of Education give it to me for free (until I graduate from high school). That's all.
I want to try and finish two shorts by March 18, 2016, and both of them are announcement-like shorts. By the way, did you know that Season 7 has twice the amount of shorts than Season 6 did? But sadly, no episodes yet, and it's possible that this season could be the first one without an episode. I hope to release at least one for this season. Speaking of episodes, if everything goes swell, then The Recycishables will be up by April 22, 2016, which is Earth Day! The script and some animation are in progress already, but neither of them are done.
Some of you may have remembered that I had a couple of series in the past that haven't been updated for a while. Well, the thing is...a few of them have been cancelled as of last year. And those cancelled series are:
Lower My Bills Toons
Firstly, Bloom was something that I have started long before The Squishables series has, but after Balls and 1PointerMation came to be. It featured a girl named Bloom who was somewhere between the age of 9-13, had bright pink hair, and went on several adventures. Either way, I made that character older than I was at the time. It was animated in Artoonix, but I stopped creating animations about the character just two months before 1PointerMation went on its two-year hiatus. The only time she ever made an appearance again after that was in an unreleased The Squishables animation of its first season about Box Tops, but sadly I lost that portion. However, she may return someday, though. But not right now, especially when I should be working on a certain The Squishables animation (of Season 7 by the way).
Secondly, The Clippys was a series that went through the adventures of three paperclips made by MrRandomTux. They were mainly about holidays like Pi Day, Arbor Day, Columbus Day, and etc. This series got cancelled just sometime last year. In fact, there was even a new short and episode released last year, and technically, none of them have actually lived an entire year yet!
Thirdly, Shapeworld was about the crazy adventures of different Wavatars created by Shamus Young. In one episode (in which I found out that the shapes that I've been using for a year were Wavatars), a MonsterID (in which I regret using) even made a cameo! But that was cancelled shortly afer I was going to change up the series a bit (like making its new name Wavatars). Besides, the last episode was released on October 5, 2013.
And as for Lower My Bills Toons, just ignore that nonsense. It just featured me lazily animating the adventures of some of the faces, heads, and etc. that came from the Lower My Bills ads.
There was also Character Fun, a fake TV channel made by me that has begun sometime between Balls/1PointerMation and The Squishables (most likely on June 30, 2008). It was on Dailymotion, and almost all of the videos there were made in 2008. Only three of them were made in 2011 when it made its quick revival. One of the 1PointerMation animations, which was a parody of a Geico commercial, even featured a couple of Character Fun posters, including one about crayons, but that series never got a chance to debut (and it'll probably never will), along with a series about ICQ, althoughy they were also supposed to be two more series that ran on the Character Fun channel. Anyway, all of the series that were on the channel are over as well. By the way, all but one of the series were animated in PowerPoint. Another one (the latest and last show of that channel) was done using a Sothink software and was only had two animations that were created in September 2011.
Not only that, but even before any of my series came to life, I used to draw a lot of piano-like characters until sometime in 2006 (or a bit later). They were sort of like this:
The only other characters that I still use today that had even existed back then were the scribbles and possibly the pointers as well. That's right, not even the balls are older than them! I think I gave up drawing those guys a long time ago (at least before The Squishables existed). Not sure when or if those piano characters will ever return, although I do play piano now, so yeah.
A Bunch of Artoonix Characters that You Don't Know Yet
Jemin may have been the first Artoonix animation to be released online, but it wasn't even close to being my ACTUAL first one.
Now, it's possible that my first MsAgent character was created in 2007. However, a couple of months after making some more, I discovered Artoonix and tried it out. In March 2008 at most, I had created a number of animations about characters (like a Binmonster who I regretted making and giving to a character). Unfortunately, one of them (the Binmonster one) lost its original sound thanks to one of my cousins, but oh well, I don't know where the files of those old animations are or if I can even get them anymore. Either way, they existed before both the Balls and the 1PointerMation series.
The Flixprod Stuff Series MAY Return
Now you may have noticed that I've been pretty silent lately about The Flixprod Stuff series. Originally, it was cancelled, but now I'm thinking about bringing it back. There a ton of new characters for it too, so when it returns (if it does), it'll have a huge set of characters. But again, I'm not 100% about it returning or being cancelled right now, so please don't ask me about it's possible return.
In conclusion, that's all I have to say about everything in this big blog post. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to show you some sneak peeks of some of my series.
But anyway, God bless you, have an awesome day, and see you then!
How Two Series will be Changing their Art Styles
Inspired by one of the people who critiqued the MS Outlook Buddies intro, I have decided to change the art style of some of that series and the Webdings.
From now on, Webdings will be using subtle gradients while MS Outlook Buddies will be using colored outlines. Wingdings will retain its old style (which was the old style of Webdings and MS Outlook Buddies).
How All of My Series are Unique
-1PointerMation: Animated in PowerPoint
-Balls: Animated in Artoonix
-Scribbles: Mainly uses black and white colors and 12 frames per second
-The Flixprod Stuff: Mainly uses sounds and music from a CD and has limited animation
-Webdings: Uses subtle gradients (at least most of the time)
-The RJL Show: Uses colored outlines
-MS Outlook Buddies: Uses colored outlines
-Wingdings: Uses black outlines
The Squishables and Random Squishables pretty much share the same animation and art style.
Information about My Upcoming Series
I have also started three different series that will also be different from the ones that have already begun.
The first series is The World of Icons, and it's about the adventures of icons based off of the Windows 10 ones.
The second one is HASOV Police. It's about a group of police officers. One of them is a human, another is an animal (a cat), a squishable is the third police officer, the fourth one is an object, and the fifth police officer is a vehicle (a police car).
The third series is Penkster. It's about a pen that pulls pranks on the owner of a house with other objects in the house.
Here's how they're different from each other and the existing series:
-The World of Icons: Animated in Toon Boom
-HASOV Police: Uses vector art brushes as outlines exclusively
-Penkster: Uses lines with varied widths exclusively
If I have anymore information to say about any of them, then I'll come back and edit this post. Otherwise, have a nice day and God bless you!
LAST UPDATED ON 2/24/2016
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