Why my dream kicks other people’sdreams in the posterior A painfully obvious attempt to win lots of money by: Aneev Davis
First things first.• Did you watch the video?• It’s a Flash (SWF) file. You can open it in any modern Web browser. – I’m partial to Google Chrome myself. – In case you can’t open it, I’ve also uploaded it to the following location: http://aneevdavis.deviantart.com/art/My-dream-for- Godrej-LOUD-318742334• Go on then. Watch it. It’s got flying text, pictures, bright colours and music.
No, really.• Watch the video. I’ll wait.• This is a bullet point I added so this slide doesn’t look too empty.
To business, then.• My dream is to create a comic strip that’s published regularly in a popular national or international publication.
Let’s break that down a bit.• ‘Publication’ – A newspaper, a magazine – with enough readership – Maybe even a web site – but only if it’s phenomenally popular.• ‘Create’ – This means that I’ll make the art and do the writing. – I’m flexible about the art (I’d be willing to enlist help).
How I’ll spend the moolah• Advertising on popular web sites (1.5 lacs would be too small a budget for TV)• Licensed copies of selected products from Adobe’s Creative Suite for the art• Travelling and sessions with comic artists of note.
What I’d like to get from Godrej (apart from the dough)• Association with the Godrej name• Mentorship, advice from the Culture Lab• More T-shirts
Things you’re probably wondering• Do you really need any money for this? – I could make a web comic and put it online, but that’ll just be another of hundreds of comics out there. – To truly make it work, I’ll need to market it better, which can be done better with funding.• Why don’t the characters in the video have Indian names? – The target audience is more global than Indian. – There’ll be Western pop culture references. Ramgopal talking about lightsabers just doesn’t work.
And we’re done.Thanks for listening. I’ll be thrilled if you pick me.