Hello again! Welcome to the my first Q and A session! Because my books aren’t out yet, there aren’t any questions about them, but there were a few questions, so I thought I would answer those today! No question is too small!
Here we go…
Tyler M. asked: “Is this actually Chris Savino?”
A: There are a lot of Chris Savino’s in the world and I am one of them. If you are asking if I am the Chris Savino who created the Loud House, then yes, that is me. I hope you’ll stick around and see what I’ve been up too, Tyler.
Joseph S. asked: “Why is the character in Peter Power called Power?”
A: Joseph is asking about my book “Peter Power and his Amazing Super-Mega Giant Fighting Robot Save the Day.” The main character’s name is Peter Power. Power is his last name. It may come into play in the story, but I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so I’ll leave it at that for now. I also like alliterations.
Joseph S. also asked: “Was your book “COAL” inspired by Stephen King?’
A: Although I do like a good King novel, Coal is not horror, it’s more action adventure. I can’t say for certain what, of anything was my inspiration, save for the fact that I realized I wanted to tell a good redemption story. I hope you’ll check out the book when it’s available and let me know what you think!
Matt asked: “What advice can you give me for not having drawing skills, but an active imagination to work in cartoons”?
A: Lucky for you, there are many positions in making cartoons that do not require drawing skills. For someone like you, with an active imagination, I would suggest looking into writing. Focus on HOW a cartoon is written, instead of how it’s drawn. Dissect your favorite cartoons and figure out what makes them work and try writing some yourself. Check out books on writing to learn structure and story-telling as well as books on comedy and dialogue. There are many to choose from (even I have one!). It’ll be bumpy at first, but I promise you that the more you do it, the better you will get. Good luck!
Tommy asked: “What has been your most enjoyable project aside from the obvious Loud House?”
A: To be honest, it has been writing these books. I have worked in the animation industry for over 25 years and it was a challenge to switch from telling stories visually, as in cartoons, to telling stories with words. It has also been enjoyable to go from the short-story format of eleven-minute cartoons to telling one big story in a 150-page book!
Jessica asked: “How do you feel about a Ren & Stimpy reboot on Netflix or Adult Swim?”
A: Ren and Stimpy is a great show. And I believe it will go down in history as the cartoon that changed the face of television cartoons forever. I believe it’s a huge reason why so many of your favorite cartoons to come after that even got made. Culture and society was different in 1991 and R&S came out at the right place and the right time. I’m afraid that with all of the excellent shows that have come and gone since then, and although I am sure there would be some talented people working on it, an R&S reboot just wouldn’t have the same affect today as it did back then.
Bridgette asked: “Your book “Coal,” is the red nosed beast you mention based off of Rudolph?”
A: I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but it’s possible! I hope you’ll read the book and let me know what you find out!! 😉
Todd asked: “I know you have some Flintstones experience in your background, did you ever help with the Flintstone movie?”
A: I assume you are speaking of the live-action Flintstones movie starring John Goodman? No. I did not.
Layla asked: “What are some of the cartoons you aren’t or weren’t involved with that you follow closely with today?”
A: To be honest, I don’t watch too many cartoons. The last show that I followed and watched all of the episodes was a show called Kappa Mikey. I really enjoyed every aspect of the show. If you haven’t seen it, I hope you will track it down and watch a few episodes. You won’t be sorry!
Well, that’s all of the questions and answers for now! Thanks to everyone who took the time to ask questions. I hope that I answered them to your satisfaction. I also hope that as my books come out, or as I mention my future projects, that you will have more questions for me!