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GOING FOR IT!

4/14/12 by ebolaworld
Updated 4/14/12

Wow. I can't believe it has been almost 10 years since I submitted my first flash animation to Newgrounds. On Jun 25, 2003 I submitted Care-Bear & Anti-Christ. Little did I know that the crappy animation would be added to the front page and kick start my dream of making cartoons. As of tonight, I am now a full-time animator for my own company after deciding to just go for it! Life is too damn short. If you aren't doing what you love, then what is the point!? I really do owe everything to Tom Fulp, Newgrounds.com and the Newgrounds community for believing in me and encouraging me to continue. Had it not been for them, I don't know what I would be doing today.

Now that I'm animating full-time, I'm going to be making a lot of shit. I know I haven't uploaded anything to Newgrounds in a while, but that is about to change.

Here's to the next 10 years! :)

GOING FOR IT!


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Wow you`ve been doing this for quite a while i`m drawing and make flash`s but none make it to newgrounds but I think i`ll get a flash that won`t be blammed one day you on the other hand have all of yours and have become one of the biggest animators on newgrounds and other sites what did you call the company anyways


SarkazmSarkazm

4/15/12

I also submitted my first flash to Newgrounds in 2003, and it changed everything for me as well.
Good luck with the following your dreams thing. Funny to be growing old with Newgrounds, huh?

4/15/12 ebolaworld responds:

Sweet man! Yeah, we all gonna be 90 soon and still making flash cartoons. :P


I remembered the first time I saw your videos it was like 5 years ago, But in France, we don't know a lot of people who know what NG is.

10 years, great work. :')

Your loving French fan heaven-smile

4/15/12 ebolaworld responds:

Aw, thanks! :)


You were my first newgrounds flash ever. Keep it up

4/15/12 ebolaworld responds:

Haha. I wonder which one?


JazzaJazza

4/15/12

A true veteran ;)

4/15/12 ebolaworld responds:

You too man! You've been here about as long as me!


M0nk3m4nM0nk3m4n

4/15/12

Shit, really glad to hear it, man. May you go far! :D

4/15/12 ebolaworld responds:

I thought that said "May you go fart"... :P


MagexMagex

4/15/12

That's awesome man! I'll be looking forward for what's to come.

4/15/12 ebolaworld responds:

oooh you!


AdamJackAdamJack

4/15/12

You go dude! Do what you do and love best. :)

4/15/12 ebolaworld responds:

wiill do! Thanks.


JC-DragonJC-Dragon

4/14/12

awe man, things are about to get serious... or more appropriately hilarious! Good Luck on your venture. I know I'm a fan and I'm sure your fanbase will only grow from here. Like that moldy sandwich you put in a shoe box and stuff under the bed in third grade and forget about for two years and it creates a life unto it's own!

4/15/12 ebolaworld responds:

Sounds delicious!


MegoreMegore

4/14/12

I hope you can make it happen, even though alot of people take you for an underdog. I believe you produce solid content and I think having successful original character reflects that.

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

I do tend to fly under the radar a bit, but I seem to be having more success this year. Let's hope that trend continues! :)


YusufYusuf

4/14/12

That's awesome! Love your stuff man, I can't wait to start seeing it more often now :)

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

YOUS GOTS EEET!


AniManicAniManic

4/14/12

That is really cool! Ill be looking forward to your new stuff then,
Good luck with your company.
:)

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

thanks AniManic!


supaSphojesupaSphoje

4/14/12

Congrats! Will you have other people helping you make your animations and assist in writing?

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

It'll be mostly me doing the animation as usual, but I do have a lot of great people providing voices and some writing now.


oh yeah okay.


SeffyzeroSeffyzero

4/14/12

Wow, a decade. I remember seeing your stuff around here on Newgrounds when I first started browing this site almost a decade ago and I've loved your work ever since.

All I can say is, to me, you're an integral part of newgrounds and flash animation and I sincerely hope that you're around to entertain and inspire me and others like me for at least another decade!

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

Yes, gonna do my best!


LuisLuis

4/14/12

thats great news, welcome home

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

Thanks Mr. Luis. :)


akgaimerakgaimer

4/14/12

Too the next 10 years. Cheers.

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

I hope its as great as the last. :)


Awesome story. Good to hear you're doing well and making some sweet moo-lah too.

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

tanksss!


Woah, dude, that's amazing, dreams do come true! Congratulations and have fun with this new venture!

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

Thanks man. will do!


Jimbo18Jimbo18

4/14/12

Congrats Sam. I look forward to future cartoons.

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

You gots it!


PatonionPatonion

4/14/12

So how are you doing this exactly? Im an animation student and I'll be in my final year next year and I'm not really sure how to make a go out of animating for a living, But I'd love to do just that!

Could you message me or something, maybe give a little advice on what to do now and when I leave university? it would be a big help, thanks.

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

After years of crafting my skill and building an audience, I now have people willing to pay me to produce cartoons.


Wow congradulations on full time animating! That's really awesome that you can do exactly what you want and live off of it! I hope to see more from you because you're definitely one of my absolute favorite animators on the internet. And that's saying a lot!

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

Aw thanks man. That means a lot to me! :)


Congrats Sam :D BTW, The scene that introduces you in "Candle Cove" is now in production!

Here's to 10 more years :3

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

Shweeeet. Can't wait!


OsukaOsuka

4/14/12

Congratulations!!!
Can´t wait to see more of your animations. I hope you can make more Messed Up Bible Stories and Game Master

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

Will do!


JurgenJurgen

4/14/12

Congrats man.

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

tanks man


Your own company? Good to hear! Just be sure to stay true to your fans.

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

Yeah, Sam T Productions which I've had since that 2003 posting. It just actually makes money now. :P


congrats man,
and good luck on living out your dream!

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

Thanks MC. If it doesnt go well there is always suicide i guess.


how much you gain for this??

everyone wanna be you right now :O


here's to another 10 ;3

your probably one of the oldest animators on Newgrounds that's still doing stuff today. That and the guys of College University.

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

GET OFF MY LAWN SONNY!!!


Congratulations.

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

tanks


yeah. next 10 years...

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

Yep, its gonna be a blast! Unless that was sarcasm, in which case fuk you!!


KhrisKhris

4/14/12

i'm trying to go for that, but i'm gonna capitalize on all of it, tshirts, mugs, clocks, coasters, and mother fucking blankets

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

I stilll gotta figure out how to do that.


daethdraindaethdrain

4/14/12

full time animator sounds fun.

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

I sure hope so!


HalberdHalberd

4/14/12

2 b sure


VicariousEVicariousE

4/14/12

Sure been a long road. I remember smokey and the Bush bashing from way back, and you've improved every step of the way. Will there any more "The Good Life" episodes?

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

Yes it has. I may not be the best animator out there, but I always do my best! AND YES, I have 3 episodes for The Good Life written. :)


PixelestedPixelested

4/14/12

Hey! That's my wife you're talking about mister. I hit the pan with Pam every night, preheat ovens.

>:( Succeed well in your eclectic journey.


We are gonna make an awesome team Pam :D


good luck dude i hope to accomplish the same thing you've accomplished! Im just starting to animate with flash cs5 and getting use to it. Hope I become a Cartoonist in the end

4/14/12 ebolaworld responds:

Good luck to you! My best suggestion is to work with flash everyday. Finish what you start by setting realistic goals for yourself.