Lando Calrissian © 2012 Jeff Lafferty
A bunch of new roughs, for a couple of different projects I’m working on. A Lando Calrissian commission & one for the band Angles and Airwaves.

Tom DeLonge © 2012 Jeff Lafferty
Tom DeLonge © 2012 Jeff Lafferty
Tom DeLonge © 2012 Jeff Lafferty
I don’t know if any of you read my animation blog, but I posted this little rant over there and I thought I’d repost it here …

$13,000 Coat Hook, WTF???
I was just going to let this whole kickstarter thing quietly fade away and die its pathetic little death without a whimper … but then I went to Kickstarters front page and saw this … yup it’s a coat hook.

… and if you notice at the bottom of the picture it’s a coat hook worth $13,000 bucks.

I mean talk about take the wind out of your sails, talk about taking a kick (starter) square in the nuts. A freaking coat hook is bringing in more money than my movie!

This whole kickstarter thing has just been so demoralizing. Since I started my project about twenty day ago, I've endured watching so many other kickstaters soar while mine has just floundered.

Order Of The Stick Webcomic, 3/4 Quarters Of A Million, WTF???

Projects like this one, a web comic called Order Of The Stick, at this point its been funded to over ¾ quarters of a million dollars

… Uuugh, I know that this rant is being entirely fueled by jealousy, and I’m a poor sport and sore loser … but seriously, a fucking coat hook and a stick figure comic???

I mean, did Hell freeze over and nobody tell me?

Honestly, I wish these guys the best, cause they’ve figured out how to spin straw into gold, and its cool, at least, someone has figured out how to cash in, but ...

I’m an artist, and now I’m an animator and I feel like I’ve put a huge amount of time and effort into learning how to create my work. I know I‘m new to animation but I feel like my stuff is good … and art, well I’ve been teaching myself how to paint my whole life.

Art is so beyond ‘just a job’ for me its ridiculous. It’s everything, it's like my religion. The only thing more important to me is my family … and I’m not talking about the physical work either, the actual pictures aren’t that important. I’m talking about the quest, the thing that’s inside my head that pushes me to appreciate great art and ‘want’ to be great.

I don’t know if that makes sense …

I guess it’s just frustrating watching a guy drawing stick figures, stomp my kickstarter effort into the ground ... Damn it!

If anyone still wants to pledge here's the link - Curse Of The Wolfs Heart - Kickstarter Campaign At this point it doesn't look like its going to happen, but I'd still appreciate the effort if you feel so inclined.

Lost Sketch Card © 2012 Jeff Lafferty
Don't forget about the latest print. Order early, this one is going to go fast!
Lost Quintuple Sketch Card, Buy a limited edition print - $14.99

Thanks everyone, see you next time
read the previous update ...


Manu said...

Jeff, you're angry about this Kickstarter experiment and it is normal, it is human, but don't let the Dark Side of the Force corrupt your soul : o)

Take a rest from your project, do this beautiful card, and come back to the Curse later, when the dust has gone down.

Amities !

Jeff Lafferty said...

Your right Manu, thanks for the comment.

Manu said...

Anytime, Jeff ;)

Shelley Noble said...

I think it was good you went for it, Jeff. Not because it worked but because now you know with objective clarity that money doesn't go where it should.

It is a weird planet. Things that are rewarded have zero to do with worth or value. Money is money. There's no fairness to be found here. Mass public taste is easily manipulated and motivated by shallow and callow preferences.

Don't despair it.

Everything you need to make your art, whatever it is, is squarely within your means right now. Always has been, as you've proven. Dig you, you're Dorothy.

Your fan and pal...

Sean Tiffany said...

The new sketches look awesome and I can't wait to see the continuing results. Don't let the Kickstarter or Stick people get you down. No amount of money can buy what you can do with your own two hands.

Stay strong and keep your head up!

Jeff said...

That stick figure has to be a front for a drug ring of some kind, right? Right? I mean, $800,000? What in the world is the creator going to do with all that money? Holy crap.

Jeff Lafferty said...

Thanks for the comments, you guys are awesome!