- FADE IN:
- INT. MEETING ROOM - EVENING
- RICHARD McLEAN, dark hair; freckles; black, thick-rimmed, glasses; shorter than average, wearing a T-shirt, and Utilikilt.
- Hi, my name is Richard.
- SPARSE CROWD
- Hi, Richard.
- And, I'm An Artist.
- I cannot recall a time that I did not consider myself an artist. I've been obsessed with Disney animation since I was quite young. Not in the ways the other kids liked Disney stuff, I wanted to know everything about the process of making that kind of art. At age five I decided that I wanted to be an animator.My first comic books were Smurfs and Super Goof. I discovered Calvin and Hobbes in my grandmother's garage, where my cousin and I were using a giant pile of stuff as a fortress. I was looking for Far Side comics in a big pile of newspapers.We're All Game, was originally conceptualized as an animated series, but, I'm one man. So, for the time being, it's a web comic.If you would like to see something I animated, you can find me on Vimeo and YouTube. If you would like to see more of my art, there's vizionstudios.com and Instagram. Um. . . Thank You.
- (polite clapping)
When I was a kid, there were a ton of values based programs on television. I would venture to say that, a lot of that programming helped contribute to my being a good person. There are the obvious examples: Mr. Rogers, School House Rock, Reading Rainbow. . . But there were also plenty of others, that you may not have thought to categorize that way: Transformers, G.I. Joe, . . . Dungeons and Dragons. They all contained messages about being good to one another, being truthful, honest, honorable, etc. --They were pretty overt about it, and it was contained in programming that was adventurous and fun.
I would like to create an 80's style animated show that is values based and entertaining for kids, and adults.
We're All Game features an ensemble cast of School Age friends learning how to be better people through gaming, and learning to be better gamers through lessons learned in life.
Right now I'm just one person, with no budget--We're All Game was conceptualized as an animated series, but for now I'm going to start with a web comic.