The past couple weeks have been spent both finishing up my essay for the program and moving forward with my cartoon. After having decided the angle I would take with the muscle memory cartoon, I started trying to pin down details and began storyboarding. I have a cohesive structure for the cartoon now and the theming will tackle self-control as an opposing force to enthusiasm. The man in the unconscious world will express the sort of over the top confidence you would expect from a Popeye or a Bugs Bunny against a seemingly evil force only for his initially appealing energy to turn dark and aggressive over the course of the cartoon. I want to tackle how audiences empathize with a character's positivity and how that can be used to encourage bad behavior in fiction and real life.
Today I'm working more on storyboarding and fleshing out how each sequence will go down.