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GOING FOR IT!

2012-04-14 01:27:14 by Samination
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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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athanasioskathanasiosk

2012-04-14 01:33:31

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

Samination responds:

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


FatKidWitAJetPakFatKidWitAJetPak

2012-04-14 01:43:16

We are gonna make an awesome team Pam :D


PixelestedPixelested

2012-04-14 01:44:46

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.


VicariousEVicariousE

2012-04-14 01:45:47

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?

Samination 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. :)


HalberdHalberd

2012-04-14 02:23:53

2 b sure


KhrisKhris

2012-04-14 03:45:07

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

Samination responds:

I stilll gotta figure out how to do that.


AlmightyHansAlmightyHans

2012-04-14 04:42:20

yeah. next 10 years...

Samination responds:

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


GokuVegetaGogettaGokuVegetaGogetta

2012-04-14 06:07:42

Congratulations.

Samination responds:

tanks


MentalMylesMentalMyles

2012-04-14 06:08:47

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.

Samination responds:

GET OFF MY LAWN SONNY!!!


AdrianoNieradkaAdrianoNieradka

2012-04-14 07:52:06

how much you gain for this??

everyone wanna be you right now :O


MindChamberMindChamber

2012-04-14 09:34:07

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

Samination responds:

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


JulianCheeseJulianCheese

2012-04-14 10:24:01

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

Samination responds:

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


JurgenJurgen

2012-04-14 10:56:31

Congrats man.

Samination responds:

tanks man


OsukaOsuka

2012-04-14 11:29:00

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

Samination responds:

Will do!


DingoWalleyStudioDingoWalleyStudio

2012-04-14 13:02:46

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

Here's to 10 more years :3

Samination responds:

Shweeeet. Can't wait!


TheMastermario22TheMastermario22

2012-04-14 13:27:31

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!

Samination responds:

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


PatonionPatonion

2012-04-14 14:31:32

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.

Samination responds:

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


Jimbo18Jimbo18

2012-04-14 15:04:31

Congrats Sam. I look forward to future cartoons.

Samination responds:

You gots it!


Shock-DingoShock-Dingo

2012-04-14 16:28:10

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

Samination responds:

Thanks man. will do!


Bigfoot3290Bigfoot3290

2012-04-14 16:46:43

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

Samination responds:

tanksss!


akgaimerakgaimer

2012-04-14 17:25:56

Too the next 10 years. Cheers.

Samination responds:

I hope its as great as the last. :)


LuisLuis

2012-04-14 18:25:03

thats great news, welcome home

Samination responds:

Thanks Mr. Luis. :)


SeffyzeroSeffyzero

2012-04-14 18:36:36

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!

Samination responds:

Yes, gonna do my best!


LAXfresh349LAXfresh349

2012-04-14 19:41:41

oh yeah okay.


ElectroJoeElectroJoe

2012-04-14 19:45:29

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

Samination 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.


AniManicAniManic

2012-04-14 20:43:00

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

Samination responds:

thanks AniManic!


YusufYusuf

2012-04-14 21:07:51

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

Samination responds:

YOUS GOTS EEET!


MegoreMegore

2012-04-14 21:48:22

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.

Samination 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! :)


JC-DragonJC-Dragon

2012-04-14 22:53:39

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!

Samination responds:

Sounds delicious!


AdamJackAdamJack

2012-04-15 00:55:36

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

Samination responds:

wiill do! Thanks.


MagexMagex

2012-04-15 01:36:24

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

Samination responds:

oooh you!


M0nk3m4nM0nk3m4n

2012-04-15 03:38:20

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

Samination responds:

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


JazzaJazza

2012-04-15 05:52:56

A true veteran ;)

Samination responds:

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


KnightofthedarkKnightofthedark

2012-04-15 07:25:35

You were my first newgrounds flash ever. Keep it up

Samination responds:

Haha. I wonder which one?


HeAvEn-SmiLEHeAvEn-SmiLE

2012-04-15 08:00:08

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

Samination responds:

Aw, thanks! :)


SarkazmSarkazm

2012-04-15 09:02:50

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?

Samination responds:

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


YoutubeIsawesomeYoutubeIsawesome

2012-04-15 21:41:19

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