We've been getting a great reaction from our readers about our decision to do a C&H show online instead of on a network, and also a lot of questions. So I thought I'd share some more details about how we got to this point. If you're totally confused about what I'm talking about, check out Kris' post below.
We've always envisioned Cyanide & Happiness moving into animation, even when we started doing the comics in 2005. Before the comics ever existed, the four of us actually met through Flash animation communities, particularly NewGrounds.com. Even to this day, all of our comics are made in Flash, which is an animation program; not a traditional art program like PhotoShop, which most other online cartoonists use.
So it feels kinda natural for us to get back into animation, because we all started out as amateur animators when we were kids. Because of that, over the years we've built up a wealth of ideas that don't really work as comics; they need to be animated.
We made an effort to push C&H into animation in 2010 (you can see the fruits of our labor at our YouTube Channel) and I think it was a pretty successful effort. We poured in a huge amount of time, creating almost all of the content ourselves (the only two people we added to our team were Chase Suddarth, an animator, and Steve Lehmann, our music composer). If you look at our shorts' credits you'll see the same half dozen names appear over and over.
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