Having something to say really scares people. My work in satire, with different ages, finds an audience at times receptive, and at times hostile.
Even if I don’t have a show as my creative vehicle, I will still have a need to say something. Still continue my craft.
I told some interviewers that the story of Rachel in the special is the story of a cartoon creator who has a life outside of making a property for a conglomerate. I left Rocko because I needed therapy for dealing with the death of my wife 2 months before production on Rocko started. Rachel needed to find herself. Life happens outside the screen. But I am thankful to have these canvases to do what I do. I just wish what comes natural to me didn’t rankle people so much. But I can’t help that.
Having something to say really scares people.