24-Hour Transmediathon starring Dock Doyle!

Hey all - I'm sure most of you are aware that from 4pm today through 4pm tomorrow I will be writing, voicing, and animating a piece for my buddy Steele Filipek's 24-Hour Transmediathon for the American Cancer Society. What is a transmediathon? Well, essentially, over this 24-hour period, I and several other (mostly NYC-based) artists, writers, and creatives of all stripes will be creating bits of the Dock Doyle universe over a wide range of media (thus "transmedia"). It will be as if this character has been around for most of the past century in all the forms of media that have existed in that time - radio plays, books, comics, music, cartoons, poetry, etc.

My piece will be a short cartoon in the style of 1970s Hanna-Barbera classics - mostly because they took a lot of shortcuts and I'm pretty confident I can get out one or two minutes of animation in that style done in a day. Also, since it's going to be a complete production, and not just animation, I will be playing the role of producer as well! I'd like to thank my friends Brian Carroll and Stephanie Tait for agreeing to help out with recording and voices, as well as my friend Nick Zingraf for helping out with some funky 70s-style bass licks to help complete the illusion. Ideally, this will end up being indistinguishable from a Hanna-Barbera cartoon actually produced in the 1970s.

However: As this is for charity - the idea of which being to raise funds to help fight cancer - I will not be posting this cartoon on my website or anywhere else online. If you'd like to see it, I strongly encourage you to donate as much as you can via our Crowdrise page. For as little as $5 you will receive the Dock Doyle ebook containing EVERY bit of the Dock Doyle universe created this weekend, including my cartoon.

As a bonus, I will also attempt to record a time-lapse screen-capture video of the entire production process - from writing to final edit - both as a window into my creative process and proof that I actually did this in the allotted timeframe :) This "behind the scenes" video may make it onto this site...

Anyway, thanks for reading all of that! Time to go take a nap and do some last minute wrist stretches...