My Personal Goodbye to Robin Williams

August 13th, 2014

I am sure a lot of people are tired of hearing about the untimely death of actor and comedian Robin Williams. After all, you cannot browse the internet or turn on the TV without hearing his name. I understand anyone who is having this frustration because I have felt that way through many celebrity deaths. But the loss of Robin Williams feels different for me.

I am not going to pretend that I was Robin Williams’ biggest fan. I obviously wasn’t and haven’t followed his work much since I was a teenager. His humor, as genius as it was and is, did not exactly fall into the same category as my own. I really wish it did, because his humor and heart aspires to everything I wish I could be. I think that is a little bit of what every life he touched has felt, especially the creative.

Many are now saying, “Why is everyone so upset over the death of a celebrity when there are uproars in the St. Louis black community and war in the Middle-East?” I can explain why in one sentence: We knew Robin on a personal level, whether he knew us or not. It is like losing a loved one. Not only that, but it is like losing the life of one of the kindest, most loving, and of course, funniest human beings on Earth. He was family to most of us through his movies, TV shows, stand-up specials and most importantly his generosity to both friends and strangers. When we saw Robin’s smile we couldn’t help but smile ourselves. I don’t believe that his happiness was a put on. I know it was part of who he was. Making others happy made him happy, despite his depression, because that is just the type of person you could tell he was.

I have lived with depression since I was thirteen. I am not going to claim I know what Robin felt like but I do know exactly what depression feels like. It is a never-ending battle. Sometimes you just want to give up and other times you fight it for the loved ones around you. Robin fought it for as long as he could and felt it was time to finally be at peace. I obviously don’t encourage suicide by any means. All I am saying is that it is a lot harder than many people know. It is easy for someone to judge the depressed if they haven’t experienced full blown depression themselves. Through experience I can tell you it is nothing but complete ignorance. It is like telling a zebra to not have stripes. Depression becomes a part of who we are. Some of us try to hide it, but it is always there eating away at us. Any escape is only temporary, if at all, and Robin knew this.

My thoughts go out to his friends and family, and that includes all of us. He was a huge part of all of our lives for many, many years. We are all a giant family through him. Through the many laughs he has given us and most importantly the love.

You are finally at peace, Robin. And if there is a heaven, I’m certain it has never been funnier.

Robin Williams

- Ryan

The Wish Fish Family Episode 15 Press Release

August 3rd, 2014

HAROLD FINDS HIS DREAM JOB IN AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “THE WISH FISH FAMILY” PREMIERING SUMMER 2014 AT WWW.FARTOONS.NET

After Harold sees an abortion performed at Dr. Whitey’s clinic he decides to become an OB/GYN. He is shocked to find daily violent protests outside the office that threaten not only his job, but the precious lives of the entire medical staff.

“Fetal Attraction” is the fifteenth episode of the animated web series “The Wish Fish Family”. It will be available online on YouTube and FARToons.net in Summer 2014.

The Wish Fish Family Episode 15 Press Image

- Ryan

The Wish Fish Family 8th Anniversary

August 3rd, 2014

Celebrate eight long, miserable years of The Wish Fish Family on our Facebook page as I release behind-the-scenes stories and my top eight favorite episodes of the series.

The Wish Fish Family 8th Anniversary

Technical Difficulties

July 31st, 2014

I am having trouble getting videos to play on the ol’ web site. Until it gets fixed you can use my YouTube Channel to navigate through my cartoons and videos.

- Ryan

“Mitch and Tanner Save America!” Campaign

July 29th, 2014

I have been working on an animated project with filmmakers Larry Longstreth and Dian Bachar over the past few months. We are looking for your help in turning it into an animated series. Please spread the word and donate your moneys so we can make this happen. You can find all the information by clicking below or on this link.

- Ryan

Trailer Park Boys Cartoon

June 6th, 2014

Here is a short cartoon I did of the Trailer Park Boys for a contest over at Swearnet.

Trailer Park Boys Cartoon Trip

- Ryan

Get Ready

May 14th, 2014

Some big things are on the way. Not regarding FARToons, but another animated project I will be working on with Larry Longstreth and the one and only Dian Bachar (“Cannibal! The Musical”, “Orgazmo”, “BASEketball”, South Park). We will be needing your support. To get started be sure to like Eddy Spaghetti Productions on Facebook.

Dian Bachar

- Ryan

13th Anniversary Craptacular Segments

February 23rd, 2014

Here are some segments I animated for the public screening of “The FARToons 13th Anniversary Craptacular”. A big thanks to those of you who came. Everyone else, enjoy these poorly animated short videos.

Harry & Terry Segment

Merely Meerkats Segment

- Ryan

The Wish Fish Family – Episode #14

February 22nd, 2014

The new episode of The Wish Fish Family is now available online. Thank you to everyone who attended “The FARToons 13th Anniversary Craptacular” last night.

The Wish Fish Family – Episode 14 – The Queen is Dead

When Junior is nominated for prom queen he decides to show up in drag. Harold is completely disgusted by his son’s new fetish and plots to humiliate him at the school dance.

- Ryan

The Best of FARToons – Volume 1

January 23rd, 2014

“The Best of FARToons – Volume 1″ is now available for pre-order through Paypal! The DVD will ship next month!

The Best of FARToons DVDThe Best of FARToons – Volume 1

The best cartoons from the past thirteen years of FARToons Productions are now on DVD for the first time! This collection contains 22 of the most crude, relentless and offensive web toons in history. You will get the chance to sing perverted songs with Barney the Dinosaur, party with drunken meerkats and have a racist fish grant all of your darkest wishes! No one is safe so put on your toughest battle armor and prepare to defend all that you hold sacred. (96 Min.)

Episodes:

“Barney Commercials – Episodes #4-9″, “MacRuff the Crime Dog – Episodes #2-3″, “Harry &Terry Episodes – #1-2″, “The Wish Fish Family – Episodes #9-13″, “Ostrich, Hippo & Jesus on Grass – Episodes #1-4″, “Merely Meerkats – Episode #1″, “Liquor Goblin – Episode #1″, “A Great Day to be a Fish”

- Ryan