So you’re about due an update! Let’s do it this.
WHERE DID YOU GO!?
I’ll be honest, I (Tom) had a bit of a meltdown. The pressure and stress of everything got too much and I completely shut down, forcing Eddsworld into a roughly 6 month hiatus. Without any leadership the whole crew fell apart and everything came to a halt. Since then I’ve sought medical help and creative support. Eddie Bowley, the fella I’ve been writing every episode with, has taken over as showrunner to basically make sure everything goes to plan and actually… you know… happens. Essentially, he’s here to crack the whip! Matt has also been very helpful lately and I owe them both a big thanks.
WELL WHAT’S GOING ON THEN!?
Stop yelling! We’ve got a hell of a lot of eddisodes on the go right now. Multiple animators are powering through shorts and full length eps to make sure once we’re back, we’re back.
Paul, despite picking up a bunch of new jobs during my downtime, is back on track with Fun Dead and we’re aiming to have it out in January. You can see a little preview of the animation above!
Tobias 'Knittcartoons' Knitt is doing his darndest to get our Winter-y short 'Hide and Seek' animated before the year is done. His style is really fun and I reckon it’ll remind you all of old-school Eddsworld :D
Finally, Joshua 'Zeurel' Palmer is almost ready to tackle the wild west eddisode! His style is very different to everyone else’s but my hope is that it’ll work well with the theme of the ep. Take a look at a wild west thingy he did here.
WELL THAT’S PRETTY COOL BUT WHAT ABOUT LEGACY!?
To keep it simple the crew in charge of getting everyone their perks didn’t exactly… Do that. We’re still trying to figure out who exactly already has what and how to avoid accidentally shipping things twice. Theoretically all the portraits, posters, wristbands and books have been shipped but I know that’s not true. It’s a big mess. I need to set up an email to figure out who exactly still needs what. All I can say is that I’m EXTREMELY sorry.
WELL WHAT ABOUT DONATING TO CHARITY!?
We made a donation last year of £19,500 to a charity for sick children and we’ve since saved up a further £21,800. I’m planning on making the donation with the release of the next eddisode! What’s great is that thanks to you we’ve almost raised more for charity than you donated. Nice! Thank you so much again.
OKAY THEN. BUT YOU’RE STILL KIND OF A BUTT.
No doubt. Eddsworld was a huge undertaking that I was not emotionally or professionally ready for. If I could turn back time I’d have run the show entirely off of it’s own profits and just dealt with the occasional “nyeeeh u profit off of Edd’s death” comments. By taking your money I turned what should’ve been a few friends honouring Edd’s memory into a job. I am dumb.
Once again everyone, thanks for standing by us. We’re gonna blow you away with all the wicked new stuff coming in 2014. Sorry we pulled a Nintendo a bumped all of our 2013 releases back a year!
As Tom says, we’ve got a big team together and we’ve all been working super hard to get things back on track and awesome again! And it is awesome. Trust me. I know. I was there. I saw everything.
Bear with us a little longer guys. It’s gonna be worth it!