#DeadChuck

#DeadChuck is a 2D motion comic. When I first started drawing him, I imagined him being sort of a stupid zombie in a world of the living. Kind of like a reverse version of The Walking Dead. Over time, I’ve shifted away from him being a zombie in the traditional sense, and exploring it more metaphorically: just a guy, going through life, waiting for things to liven up.

I guess in some sense, he is my alter-ego, or my nom de plume. Sometimes the video is about him and his adventures (a “DeadChuck IN…” video), but I also really enjoy putting out whatever comes into my brain, especially Star Wars parodies. This are “DeadChuck PRESENTS” videos.

Initially, I created these videos using Adobe Animate (Flash), but I’ve recently switched over to Moho Anime Studio. Although I’ve been cartooning all my life, animation was something new to me… but I love a good challenge. It’s pretty evident if you go through these chronologically that I am learning on the job, but I’m finding a nice blend between my style of art and functionally simplistic animation process. Just enough to pull the joke off…!

I don’t know if I simply enjoy his “screw it” disposition, or if there’s a deeper meaning behind this character with my namesake who is also toiling away in corporate America. Either way, I enjoy having him around.