A short made for Albino Blacksheep's Tournament of Flash Artists (TOFA 2012).
For every round, each contestant has only three weeks to make a cartoon from scratch that works around an assigned theme or challenge.
Round 2 Theme - An instructional video ("How to....")
Challenge: Include a reference to an assigned city; it can be written, referenced, shown, or mentioned by a character (I got New Delhi, India).
Opponents this round:
"Anyone and everyone who knows me knows I love cartoons. I jossed a couple of ideas around before deciding on making a How to on owning and maintaining a cartoon character. Seemed like a fun idea, allowing me to offer a bit of insight on sort of how I think Toons operate. I don't think they're supposed to be considered pets, but whatever. XD
Sadly, I don't think I conveyed the idea well enough here; looking back on it, it's a bit of a mess. Not terrible, but it seems to lack a certain punch. Also, I accidentally gave the kid three fingers and a thumb, when he isn't supposed to be a Toon himself. Whoops.
In closing, I hope you enjoy what I made here. Also, see if you can spot where I hid the reference to New Delhi. Shouldn't be too hard, but it might be fun."
Huge thanks to these guys for lending me their vocal talent:[link][link]