All Hail November, herald of Winter!

October was a bit rough on my family and I. Schedules for both work and play wrought mighty havoc upon our house almost as soon as we returned from Philadelphia. Also illness…so much illness. This isn’t to say that we didn’t enjoy the holiday. I was particularly proud of my In the Mouth of Madness costume, as well as our Universal Monster pumpkin carvings. I also got to watch TCM monster movies while waiting for trick or treaters. I just need a mustache and a King Cobra windbreaker, and the transformation into my dad will be complete. All things considered, I’d say we Halloweened the hell out of this October. Also, I hope you folks have enjoyed the 31 horror shorts list this year. This year’s list was less about me disecting horror movies and more about sharing something with you all that may not have been on your radar.

It’s November now and while things have slowed down, I still have to navigate some odd schedules and upcoming projects. I co-wrote an another episode of MOOT for WHYY Philadelphia’s Articulate. It might be because I was involved, but I especially like this episode. The way it plays, the way it looks. This one is definitely my favorite. Give it a look, pass it on, and watch out for future episodes of MOOT. If you’re a VCoT fan, don’t worry, I’m back on the job animating episodes this month. I had to slow down production because taking care of a sick adult, a sick baby, and working a full time day job can absorb one’s schedule. Rest assured that episodes are getting completed and when they’re all done, you won’t have to wait for any of them. They will be released on schedule and we can enjoy them together as creator and audience. This time IN COLOR! I also get to work with a friend this week whom I haven’t worked with since my time at university. It’s a weird side project that not many will get to see, but it’ll be nice to see him again and also be behind a camera. That’s right, this is live action…mostly.

I’m looking forward to making things again. I feel…good? Kind of like I’m on the precipice of something exciting. Maybe it’s the change in weather, maybe it’s the realizations I’ve made over the last month. Or maybe I’m just exhausted from the daylight savings time change. In any event, I feel like everything’s coming up Milhouse.

I hope you all are doing well. Take care and if you need me, I’ll be watching Planes, Trains and Automobiles on a constant loop until thanksgiving.

-Rob