It started with my creation of Trevor the Tabloid Paparazzo, a photo based web comic. Trevor was a cool character, totally of the time, when the internet was relatively new and the connection was super slow. His gal, an adult star, played by my wife Cindera Che. As time moved forward my feelings for the type of characters changed. While Trevor became Mattox, Cindera made it clear that she would no longer play a porn star. So China-Rain became the powerful witch Deva.
Here are a few of Mitch Watson’s words for Trevor: “Every job is different, so you’ve got to be prepared. I’ve been tracking Biddle for over a year. No margin for error. One thing you should know about me is that I’m not one of those pussies like Avedon who skulks around county fairs snapping shots of worn out milkmaids and shit-kickers who look like they’ve been the victim of one to many cattle mutations. I work in the city, and what I shoot is unrehearsed and ugly. Like I mentioned before, part of my job is lying for a living. I lie to get my information. I lie to get my shot. And if lying don’t work, lookin’ at this bed will tell you there’s always other options. Bottom line; get the story, anyway you can. ”
There are more words on Moot’s facebook page. Connect with us there and share with others. https://www.facebook.com/pages/MootMagMovie/340592770471
If you’ve ever had media overload, you’ve gotta check out Brain Static. It is an experimental film I created 10 years ago using movies shot on 16mm back at UCLA in the late 80’s. I recently found the AE file and upped the resolution to HD for all the Moot fans to enjoy.
I shot a series of stop motion stills and video to create what I’m calling a Mooter Self Portrait. My head is going to repeatedly spin into new characters that are always mooting- the graphic word moot and its variations coming from my mouth. The heads vary in emotion and visual style. I hope to interest others in creating their own mooter portraits, the notion of a mooting avatar, eventually perpetuating into a moot meme. Much work ahead, been messing with this thing off and on for the past 4 months. Even recorded VO of a bunch of people mooting for others to use in the Moot contest. Stay tuned for a wild ride with your Captain Mooter.
Two days till our next big convention. It ain’t comic con in San Diego, but that con be terribly hard to get into, on the 600 applicant waiting list for 2 years now. But who cares about that…
We are going to be doing some harcore MOOOTING at the Wizard World event in Anaheim, recruiting new Mooters to join the ranks of people not afraid to open their eyes to what isn’t normally seen: the supernatural world that exists all around us.
Free mags to the first 350 over the weekend. Then the free digital download. But nothing beats having Moot Mag in print, a work of art in your hand, to READ READ READ.
I hope people don’t forget about the importance of the words, you have to read to become involved in the story. And it’s great fun!
Read the article in Wired on Ben Huh, been wonderin’, huh?… what would be a Moot meme… a lolmoot, lolmooter, I me mooter, endless possibilities to explore. How will it be interpreted, to create the desire for consumption, replication, mootification… time will tell.