Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hype Machine


If you wanna find out more about me than you really wanted to know, I was recently interviewed for the coolest new cartoon blog on the block, CARTOON FUNLAND, a creation of Doktor Viktor Von Kreep, the ghastly ghoul behind the upcoming CREAL KILLERS cartoon art book.

The truth is laid bare for all to see. It gets ugly, but the truth is never pretty, kids. Click on the image above or HERE to read the whole dirty deal.

20 comments:

Doktor Viktor Von Kreep said...

Hey Chris!
Thanks for plugging Cartoon Funland, and for doing the interview with me. Your the coolest ghoul I know!

roque said...

Totally dirty. I can't believe you said what you did. Just shameless...

Carlos V. said...

haha awesome stuff Chris but I was really hoping for more dirt haha. Is it just insane to just freelance and jumping around from show to show??

Chris Battle said...

Carlos - Yeah, it can be a little crazy, but you get used to it and it becomes a necessary skill that's good to have. In most cases, it's actually a good thing to not stay at the same place for too long...

Carlos V. said...

I just think it's crazy because here you are, a REAL amazing talent in this industry having to jump around from show to show. In my mind you need to be an art director somewhere or having your own show or something. I'm sure you don't have trouble finding work though. Are you working on your own IP concept?

Chris Garbutt said...

Hey! Great interview!
Love the Star Wars doodles and the excessive use of post-it notes.
I reckon Post-it owes a lot to the animation industry.
Keep up the great work and the cool blog!

Chris Battle said...

Carlos - It used to be different back in the day: You would just move to another show in-house or do development for a bit until the new season started. But things are a bit thin on the L.A. scene these days, so the studio hop-scotch is the norm these days...

pumml said...

Cool interview, Chris! I wish it went a little more in-depth, but we'll take what we can get.

So regarding this studio hopscotch, does a well known and talented person like yourself get in on your merits, or do you have to peddle your portfolio and hope to make the cut each time? Hopefully it's the former. Also, are there particular studios (and shows) you aim at?

Alina Chau said...

SO much fun!! AWESOME!

Chris Battle said...

Pumml - Luckily, when you're well-established, you often know everyone within the studios, since the LA animation community is pretty tight. That way, even if you have to show your portfolio, you get to walk right in with it to meet with people, rather than having it join the portfolio pile.

jim bradshaw said...

Cool interview Chris. Your stuff is awesome. I hope your character skills keep you busy as long as you want to be. BTW: It wasn't close to more than I wanted to know.

Beatriz Iglesias said...

Great interview! So funny!
Cheers!

toonaholic said...

let it be known that articles like that really help us out here in webland. I love your work and will continue to follow it.

victoriaying said...

Great Interview! So informative, you work has been a incredible inspiration to me!

Jay D Smith said...

great read!!

daniel said...

You are one lucky bastard.

Joe Karg said...

More than I wanted to know for sure:)
Amazing images man. You are sick.

Peace,
Joe

SACKS said...

Yo! you should really swing over my blog and check out my Mojo Jojo animation I did for the Power Puff DVD. Are they doing more PPG animation over at cartoon for the Anniversary?

Martin Hsu said...

You're so famous that you don't want to do lunch with me... sheesh

Chris Battle said...

Yeah, Martin-- ever since you ditched us last lunch to "go to China". Whadda crappy excuse! Everyone saw you at Zankou Chicken that afternoon, ya liar!