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Nova New Style by AnimatedJames Nova New Style :iconanimatedjames:AnimatedJames 269 36 Love, Macy by AnimatedJames Love, Macy :iconanimatedjames:AnimatedJames 320 85 All Had 90s TV Shows by AnimatedJames All Had 90s TV Shows :iconanimatedjames:AnimatedJames 720 77
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How to prevent Idiocracy
I don't wanna tell people what to do. I don't believe I am qualified or justified to talk down to people in any way. I will simply say this:
I'm afraid that the movie Idiocracy, a satirical film about a future where Americans are ignorant, spoiled, whiney, and bigoted… will not only come true, but kinda already has… and not just because of our new president.
Here's what I plan on doing in reaction to that fear, and in retaliation to Idiocracy becoming a reality:
Think before I talk or act.
As a kid, I was impulsive. I did things without thinking about what I did. Without learning about what the consequences might be. As an adult, while I certainly don't do it as much, it still happens. Like in social situations, whenever I'm in a group and they're talking about something I don't know about, I'd interject with a desperate attempt at being clever or witty despite not knowing anything.
As a teen, I would pretend to be cynical, when really I just didn't bother learning enough t
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Kessah of Salamanstra by AnimatedJames Kessah of Salamanstra :iconanimatedjames:AnimatedJames 338 27 Tracer by AnimatedJames Tracer :iconanimatedjames:AnimatedJames 692 83 OStW Preview by AnimatedJames OStW Preview :iconanimatedjames:AnimatedJames 398 47 Nova by AnimatedJames Nova :iconanimatedjames:AnimatedJames 269 137 Emotional Tech Support by AnimatedJames Emotional Tech Support :iconanimatedjames:AnimatedJames 423 120 Kinda Sorta Disney i guess by AnimatedJames Kinda Sorta Disney i guess :iconanimatedjames:AnimatedJames 448 106 Nova is Off Saving the World by AnimatedJames Nova is Off Saving the World :iconanimatedjames:AnimatedJames 390 63 Talon is Off Saving the World by AnimatedJames Talon is Off Saving the World :iconanimatedjames:AnimatedJames 363 22 Macy is Off Saving the World by AnimatedJames Macy is Off Saving the World :iconanimatedjames:AnimatedJames 395 36 D.E.A.N. is Charging by AnimatedJames D.E.A.N. is Charging :iconanimatedjames:AnimatedJames 336 56 Just Wanted You To Know by AnimatedJames Just Wanted You To Know :iconanimatedjames:AnimatedJames 320 131 What It's All About by AnimatedJames What It's All About :iconanimatedjames:AnimatedJames 948 178

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Haven't been posting on here anymore, and don't really plan to, but I have been posting a lot of art on twitter (twitter.com/animatedjames) and tumblr (animatedjames.tumblr.com) and I plan on continuing that.
TalonWillPower by AnimatedJamesNovaLongDay by AnimatedJames

MacyShortSkirt by AnimatedJames
Feel free to ask me anything you want on tumblr (animatedjames.tumblr.com/ask).

I also finished a 205 page story arc for my webcomic (offsavingtheworld.com).
OSTWIcon by AnimatedJames
And if you're into that gross shit (sometimes literally) I made a NSFW smut blog (notsafeforworld.tumblr.com)
NSFWIcon by AnimatedJames

I understand if there's a loss of patience with me. I deserve it. It feels wrong for me to say that I've changed or improved since that should be up to others to decide. All I can say and show is that I'm doing the best I can, just like the rest of you. My mind wasn't in the right place for way too long, and it's my responsibility to set things right, now that I'm aware of that, and aware of the reasons behind that.

I'll shut up now. Sorry, thank you, and see ya.
Nova New Style
Last year I drew this, inspired by John Joseco, just to see if i could replicate a similar style different from my own style.
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I just reached the 80 page mark on Off Saving the World, and I'm a little over a minute done with the upcoming stand up comedian animation, which I might start streaming again. I've been offline for a while, working, but also just worrying too much. I do that all the time, and it's not fun, but part of my anxiety is that the more I feel it, the harder it is to stop it and just have fun, even when I should be having it.

I think back to when I wrote "How to prevent idiocracy". It was a stressful and kinda scary time and I wanted to make people feel better. I still agree with the overall message of it, but at the same time, it's a direction I don't wanna go with my content. It was really preachy and set really high expectations. My anxiety causes me to do that ALL the time. Setting myself up to fail instead of just doing what I actually wanna do, and should do, which is create fun.

Despite being a weird cartoonist, I've always been oddly serious and anxious, never really able to have fun like a regular person. I feel like I got into art and animation as an escape from things like school and life in general. But it ended up making me just as anxious. And art and entertainment are very feeling based, so whatever you're feeling is eventually gonna come out the more art and entertainment you make. I tried to avoid putting my angst into what I created, but eventually it came out one way or another.

Lately I've been able to cope with it by just drawing random sketches and pics in my spare time, so it does fuel my creativity, as it always has. I enjoy drawing even more when it's alleviating anxiety and stress. That's the feeling I wanna create in others. In pursuit of getting more in touch with feelings I ignored for very long, I forgot I'm doing this for fun. My fun, other people's fun, and fun in general. Maybe not fun for EVERYONE, but nothing is.

Maybe it's a no-brainer that I should focus on the fun aspect of being a cartoonist, but in my experience, the internet, stuff happening in the world, personal life, and life in general can be overwhelming, when it's not being inspiring. Obviously you can't have fun all the time, and my content won't always be happy-go-lucky, but that's okay too. Part of growing up is taking the good with the bad. And the bad makes the good even better. But the whole point is to relieve anxiety and stress, making it easier to relax, but not to the point where you're too relaxed and you get anxious about how not anxious you are. =P (Razz) 

In short, OStW is closer to completion, a stand up comic animation is in the works, and fun is surprisingly fun. :D (Big Grin)  See you around.

Have a fox:
Fox by AnimatedJames
Love, Macy
Here it is without the poem: twitter.com/AnimatedJames/stat…
Was listening to Bo Burnham's "Can't Handle This" while making this.
Whatever the term for "both happy and sad" is, I was feeling that while making this.
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All Had 90s TV Shows
It's still REEEALLY out of context, so if you want context watch my latest video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCgpSc…
But bottom line, these are all cartoon properties that I've loved at various phases in my life:
Garfield: Kid, SatAM: Teen, BoJack: Adult.
Only person who would ever draw these specific characters interacting together.
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Haven't been posting on here anymore, and don't really plan to, but I have been posting a lot of art on twitter (twitter.com/animatedjames) and tumblr (animatedjames.tumblr.com) and I plan on continuing that.
TalonWillPower by AnimatedJamesNovaLongDay by AnimatedJames

MacyShortSkirt by AnimatedJames
Feel free to ask me anything you want on tumblr (animatedjames.tumblr.com/ask).

I also finished a 205 page story arc for my webcomic (offsavingtheworld.com).
OSTWIcon by AnimatedJames
And if you're into that gross shit (sometimes literally) I made a NSFW smut blog (notsafeforworld.tumblr.com)
NSFWIcon by AnimatedJames

I understand if there's a loss of patience with me. I deserve it. It feels wrong for me to say that I've changed or improved since that should be up to others to decide. All I can say and show is that I'm doing the best I can, just like the rest of you. My mind wasn't in the right place for way too long, and it's my responsibility to set things right, now that I'm aware of that, and aware of the reasons behind that.

I'll shut up now. Sorry, thank you, and see ya.

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xxOMEGAxx000 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017
Quick question, whens the next part of 'off saving the world?' if I may ask.
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ProFetishit Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017
Glad to have you back
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MegaB1tes Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Student General Artist
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azariahrobinson Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017
I cant read it
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MegaB1tes Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Student General Artist
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