Monday, March 31, 2014

Bobby's Got Some Cartoons

Recently I completed phase one of the special project I've been working on in my day job as a multimedia producer for the DOC.  I’ve been personally invested in this project since it was first conceived back in 2007, given that I have children, and now grandchildren, who naturally have many questions concerning my incarceration.  America has imprisoned a larger percentage of its population per capita than any other country in the world, and as a consequence there are millions of children in this country who grapple with such questions.  Ask Professor Proponderus was dreamed up as a way to begin addressing this need.  Of course, no little series of animated cartoons is going to fix the problem, but it may encourage the conversations that will help to mitigate this tragedy.

While I have a number of collaborators in the conception of the animation series, the actual production is a solo project.  The script, scenes, character development, voices, animation, music, editing, etc., are all my handiwork.  There are those who go so far to say that the Professor is my alter-ego.  (Yipes!)  Actually, I tend to relate more to the frog.

Anyway, after years in development, the first episode in the series has been finished and posted online.  I invite you to check it out here:


Bobby


Professor Proponderus

8 comments:

Panamint Patty said...

Patty wants to make a spanking joke, but she wont because she takes child welfare seriously. But Bobby has a point that a lot of people in jail have kids and theres a need that s/b addressed. Is Bobby the right guy, though? Patty is ambivalent. Other children's celebs like Pee Wee and Shel had rather "adult" personal lives, but Patty still adores Big Adventure and Where the sidewalk ends. Is she wrong?

PS: Starship, does this answer your question?

Doc Sierra said...

Pee Wee should consider practicing law. He was, after all, able to get himself off.....

Matt said...

Welcome back, Col. It's been way too long.

equinox234 said...

Col,

I am wondering if you started this thread because recently on the 'Truth On Tate La Bianca' site, there were suggestions that there were other participants in the project. The quote you have provided from BB was featured on BB's Facebook site a while back, where BB states the extent of his involvement in the project.

I think it's a great way of explaining incarceration to children. However, I am with Panamint Patty in wondering whether Bobby is the right person to do this project. In a 1980s parole hearing, he was questioned about providing drawings of partly naked children being physically punished. This was a commercial enterprise, in which his late wife was complicit. Although the drawings were ultimately held not to be pornographic as such, their purpose was for the sexual stimulation of adults.



Suze said...

Welcome back you crabby, irreverent curmudgeon! :)

Uncle Gilly said...

wow suze strung words of more than 2 syllables together. This truly is an age of miracles. hi Colonel.

Suze said...

Gilly, at least I can capitalize, use proper punctuation and exercise reasonable grammar. For the love of God, don't use numerals in a sentence. Your jabs at others' brain capacity is an exercise in self-hate at best.

You may now resume kissing Robin's behind.

louis365 said...

So Bobby is just having a time out. He's really a good, decent person, according to Professor Proponderus.

I wonder what Gary would say to that.