Jan 2,
2006

c’mon 2006! Let’s do thissssss!


Ok so now we’ve got the holidays out of the way. Whew.

So 2005 was great. Thanks to everyone who watched the War Photographer video. It’s easily been my most visible work to date. I’m supremely flattered people are responding so well to it in general. Res is mentioning it in their upcoming Jan/Feb issue and the good Sandy Hunter went so far as to name War Photographer “Best video of 2005″! Beyond Res and Pitchfork Media this thing also was included in on Channel Frederator’s “Best 5 of ’05″ and has been springing up on a few other lists as well. Hopefully this means more working on videos in ’06. I’m going to do my best to make it happen.

Things have shaken up a little around here at the end of of the year. The biggest news being One Small Step in London is representing me for music video and commercial work in the UK and I couldn’t be more excited. They also run an art gallery so I couldn’t imagine a better company to be affiliated with.

In the meantime, I’m knee deep in pitch land. I’ve got three currently on the burner and while it’s cool to do, it’s not exactly keeping the family fed (yet at least.) If you’ve got some illustration, animation, character design needs…. give a brutha a shout! Enough with the holidays… I’m ready to work!

15 Comments

  • Jan 2,
    2006

    nice…i’m gunna kick the hell outta 2006! – i mean if my wife says it’s okay.

  • Jan 2,
    2006

    You awesome! Can’t wait to see what 2006 brings to us from Mr. Trussell…

  • Jan 2,
    2006

    that’s awesome news mange….you deserve it. Remember, when you make it big, call me…we’ll do lunch, and I’ll beg you for a job…giggle.

  • Jan 2,
    2006

    Nice image Joel. Yeah, I hope to see more work like War Photographer in 2006. Really nice work! Great style and concept. I thought it was very innovative. I know you’ve probably answered this question before but how many guys work on WP?…or was it just you locked away for months in Dollywood animating??

  • Jan 2,
    2006
    by DB

    Still on vacation in Australia bro – did you know that there are tree kangaroos? Well there are. And there is this bird called a cassowary that scared the shit outta me.

    Anyway, here’s some looking forward to what’s up in the 06,

    DB

  • Jan 2,
    2006

    Joel, congrats on being chosen by our faithful viewers as one of the Top 5 of ’05. Keep up the great work! (Well, dont’ keep it – send it to us…) Happy New Year!

    Channel Frederator

  • Jan 2,
    2006

    todd- Yeah man! Kick ‘er right in the teeth! But yes certainly get that cleared with the wife first.
    I can empathize there. Hope 2006 is a winner for you.

    jared- I’ve got some things lined up… I just hope I can pull through. I’m very much looking forward to what the good and talented Sir Chapman has in store as well.

    geen- Thanks, my friend. I’m small potatoes, brutha. You’re the game animating superstar. Tell your bosses to throw me some work! Heh.

    heath- Thanks for the compliment. Dunno if I’ll expand on the War Photographer style necessarily, but I’m hoping to do more videos for sure. We had a micro crew of animators working on the piece. Two of which or right here in this comment thread. Darin Bendall (db), Chris Fox, Gene Blakefield (geenpool), Leo Riley and Doug Gordon all helped out in different ways. I got lucky and found a very talented and available team. Animation talent is fairly slim around the Dollywood area so I had to call on some favors from homies in exotic lands.

    db- You, sir, are a vacationing pro. Tree kangaroos? I think you’d better slow down on the Fosters.

    channel frederator- I’m deeply honored to be selected for the Top 5 of ’05. Just being invited to participate was enough to get me all excited. I’m definitely one of the Frederator faithful myself. Long live the Robot!

  • Jan 2,
    2006

    Nice goin Mr. Trussell! A tip of the ol’ hat to ya! Love your inks too…

  • Jan 2,
    2006
    by Rafa

    War Photographer is great, and all of your artwork too!!!

  • Jan 2,
    2006

    Hey thanks, Mr. R and Sir Schmiddy. I very much appreciate it.

  • Jan 2,
    2006

    Hey man, that War Photographer vid kicks ass!

  • Jan 2,
    2006

    Glad you duggit, pedigree.

  • Jan 2,
    2006
    by stef

    hi,
    i saw the war photographer vid for the first time today, and in my humble optinion it is one if the greatest videos in ages. i think, i watched it about 20-30 times today. the style is great, and the idea is hilarious.
    good luck to all of you guys!

  • Jan 2,
    2006

    Wow! That’s a tall compliment. Thanks for saying so. Glad you liked it, stef.

  • Jan 2,
    2006
    by Anonymous

    Yeah joel, super-congrats! you deserve it!!

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