so whilst lolling about the steam room of the exclusive cartoon creators clubhouse yesterday, i found myself sitting next to none other that mr. joe murray, who you all know is the mighty, mighty creator of nickelodeon's rocko's modern life and cartoon network's camp lazlo. we chatted about the usual deathly important cartoon creator things- our hair, whether karate chops were still funny, could vikings be the new ninjas etc. before making our way over to the 24 hour all-you-can-eat treat buffet- making sure to wave to other big shot cartoon creators like maxwell atoms and bob boyle stuffing their faces (and pockets) with food.
so imagine my surprise when, after our fourth round of root beer and mini-cheesesteaks, mr. murray handed me a copy of his yet to be released book CRAFTING A CARTOON- a guide to creating and producing your own animated TV series. i reminded mr. murray, not unpleasantly, that i had already created an animated series... but since my mouth was full of food he might not have heard me correctly and still insisted i read it.
and who am i to argue with joe murray? i've already started reading the book and so far it's AMAZING. it's the real straight dope from a guy who's made TWO successful shows on TWO networks. anyone and everyone interested in cartoons is gonna have to read this.
but you can't because it's not out yet. joe will be releasing it in handy e-book format soon, though... but not before adding a chapter about me, which was somehow omitted from the copy i received. i'm sure he's fixing it as we speak.
in the meantime, check out mr. murray's site HERE for updates on the book and all his other cool projects!