Monday, June 11, 2007

The slumbering demand for cartoons

I’ve been traveling a lot lately so I’m kinda behind on things. But last week Uncle Eddie had a great post on the slumbering, waiting market for funny, visually oriented cartoons. He makes a great point that other previously declared “DOA” ideas suddenly turned into giant money making machines. Add in the fact that the internet seems to be the preferred delivery medium for short funny laugh out loud video and the moment seems over-ripe for exploitation. The question is who will be brave enough to try it? Visually funny cartoons are expensive. The current crop of Flash output isn’t measuring up to the cartoon standards set 60 years ago. I think the high cost of entry is what’s keeping the lid on this movement and so we’ll still see a lot of talking head pun driven verbal humor. For now….

No comments: