Jason Reicher studies animation at CalArts.
Here’s a short cartoon, Hotdog, created by Jason over a weekend, showing off the ability to prioritize his efforts into the idea, audio, and performance to make it feel completely realized despite the limited time resources:
Sharing some wisdom on his Tumblr, Jason writes “I started to have fun drawing again once I stopped caring if I was making something meaningful or not.” This revelation should sound familiar to many art school students. The potentially confusing and frustrating period of trying to learn so much in a few years, while developing the elusive “personal voice” that students are always striving for, can stunt creativity with worry and self-doubt. Focusing on learning the foundational skills and creating work consistently is the key to emerging from art school on the right path where eventually one’s individual art tendencies naturally become one’s “voice.” There is no substitute for putting in all of that drawing and painting and doodling time along the way, which Jason achieves with a colorful weirdness. See more work from Jason on his Tumblr, blog, portfolio and Vimeo account.