September 24, 2020
- What is your name / organization / title?
- What motivated you to become a maker?
I don’t feel right if I’m not creating. People are not built to be passive, we are numbed into inactivity, it’s not our natural state.
- Looking back on the early stages of your journey, what advice would you give yourself now?
Know when to be critical. Criticizing your work too early in the process will kill your project.
- What is your favorite thing you’ve ever made? Why?
I made an animation of the first amendment being beaten by police in the style of school house rock. I enjoy creating things that make people question their assumptions, cause people to think, or challenge hypocrisy.
- What’s the next evolution for you (or your industry) going to look like?
Indie animation will boom. With everything being automated, things that still require human touch will be more valued. That’s why there was a hand lettering boom recently. The technology that allows people to animate is becoming affordable and available; now the creative uses of that tech will begin to shine.
- Who would you partner with (living or dead) for your dream collaboration? And what would you work on together?
Gorgo, Spartan Queen. We know so little about her, but the female Spartans were literate, fierce warriors in an age when women were not allowed to do anything. I’d love to read what she wrote or do a video interview with her. She was married to Leonidas of the 300 Spartans and seemed to play a pivotal role that has been lost in historic record.
- You're on death row and it's time for your final meal. What'll ya have?
I don’t care. Food is the thing to make the hunger pains go away.
- In a world where you have two hands, all of your pets and loved ones are safe, and your studio is on fire, what do you try to save?
I’d grab as much of the original comic art in my walls as I could
- What is one piece of pop culture (movie, tv, artwork, song, etc.) that no matter how many times you return to it you still draw excitement, movement, or inspiration?
Ahhhhhh... I have trouble choosing answers for questions like this... so many different things based on my mood and situation... the comics Limbo, Contract with God, and PRJ. Movies 300, King Arthur: legend of the sword,
- I love useless facts. Impress me with a seriously useless fact!
Ancient cultures would build myths around dead bodies. Vampires were largely based on a corpse’s gums and skin receding making it seem as though they’re teeth and fingernails have grown. The best is the Viking zombie myth: the draugr is an undead creature that can change its size and mass, has a head of seaweed, walks through walks, and hunts those that wronged it in life. Draugr can be prevented by sucking needles into the feet, tying their big toes together or bricking up the door to the tomb.
- If you could try any profession other than your own, what would you choose to do?
- What is your personal strategy/philosophy when it comes to using social media for your work?
Share interesting things I’m working on. Try to use WIP posts enough to drive interest in the finished post. Teach and add value wherever and however I can
- Speaking of social media, where can people find you?
corykerr.com and linktr.ee/corykerr