Ross Bollinger attended the Workshop in songwriting from 2002-2004.
Atlanta, Georgia. I moved here to make cartoons.
I am spending all of my time burning through my savings and working on my personal animated projects, trying to get them to catch on.
I’m reading a series of essays by Hayao Miyazaki and have mostly been listening to the Yes album “90125” and Duke Ellington.
For the time being, I am taking a break with music to concentrate all my energy on making animation and that is precisely what I am working on right now, pretty much all day every day.
I’m animating a weekly show for the web where people (mostly little kids) call my character, Hank Hanky, and ask for advice on this or that. Hank then responds with a generally absurd answer to their problem. I’ve been concentrating on developing him as a character, mostly through this show and by impersonating him on Facebook.
One of the best times in my life! Since then I have been trying to find a way back to the feelings that I had. The real world is a lot different, but I do think I am getting closer every day to the YWW state of mind.
If you really love it, devote your life to it. Put all your eggs in one basket! Who cares about plan B! With that kind of passion, you will certainly end up somewhere interesting.