I just checked out the YouTube sensation “Dick Figures”, because I heard it was the next popular sight on YouTube, getting up to 10 million views a month! Those guys must be making a fortune!
This is something I want to take advantage of – so I checked it out – and I couldn't see the attraction. They took Don Hertzfeldt's characters and slapped on South Parks offensive dialogue and voilá! An animation sensation.
Of course it's not that funny to me. The audience is 14 years old boys who've just discovered YouTube and profanity. But congrats to the creators for making humorous animated shorts that make money – people never believe me when I say animated shorts can be profitable as long as they're short, cheap and funny.
In fact, now I'm working on my own internet series – I can't reveal the name but I hope to bring it online this winter, so watch Scribble Junkies for any updates.