Death & Taxes Ep. I

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Whew. So, after months of character design, recording, animating, and flat-out procrastinating, I've finally managed to crank out this Goddamned cartoon. I don't know how well this is going to be received, but I personally think that it's pretty funny, I put a lot of effort into it, and I had a lot of fun making it. This is, as the title cunningly hints at, the first episode of a series I'm putting together. The way I'm writing this series, however, is so that each episode has a completely different tone as all the other episodes. I'm doing this partly as an experiment, and partly just to keep myself from getting bored with the series. Now, one other thing you should know is that there are actually two versions of this animation. In addition to the color version you see here, I also made a version where every color is red (in kind of a tribute/rip-off of Michael Swain's Mastermind series.) I personally prefer this version, as it's much more stylized then the regular color pallet, but nobody I show it too actually likes it, so I decided to hedge my bets and upload it on YouTube. You can find it here: (http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=t8XLqeDt0OU) (You'll have to remove the space in the middle of the URL, of course.) So, watch both versions, and tell me in the comments which one you think is the best. Whichever style gets the most votes is the one that I'll use for the rest of the episodes.
Alright, so that's pretty much all I have to say about this.

EDIT: Holy crap holy crap holy crap I got daily fourth place! Thanks for all the great reviews on this, I didn't respond to all of them, but I have read them all, and thanks to Tom or whoever decides which submissions get frontpaged. :D



I think the animation was very well done. I like your graphic and animator skills, but the main concept is not funny at all.

You must train in the "flow" of the animations. When an animation is too long, the funny spark turn down. Also, the jokes must be original, not cliche jokes.

But very well budy.

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Well done!

This is a great start to a series. As it's the first episode, I expect things will improve as the series progresses.

The script is very funny and the idea is fantastic. However, in episode two, I'd like to see a little more animation, some better quality voices and maybe lose the subtitles or at least make them optional.

This is very good though. I liked it a lot. Good luck with furture stuff!


color = better
red needs purpose.
no reason for red on news channel.
Dark lords base can be red.
All about atmosphere.
red everywhere all the time = bad.
Unless your the mastermind.

As for the plot, pretty slow on the talk show bit... humour a bit week.
Good direction though... Will tune in for next episode.

I didnt find it funny... like at all.

Like it was a race... and there was the devil and he killed the first place guy... and the other guys were disqualified. I really dont get how its funny.

I mean, the animation was alright but i dont think it cuts front page.

Just my two cents.

What i didnt find funny was that the voice acting was so bad it needed subtitles. That was funny.

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3.65 / 5.00

Nov 15, 2009
5:14 PM EST
Comedy - Original