4 years, 10 months.
We attempted to film webisodes 21 and 22 of Jack-Man on Saturday morning… but the cold, the light rain, and the realized need for a 3rd person to serve as cameraman and props holder got in the way of that.
Fortunately, your Pre-K teacher Ms. Aimee heard about what was going on and saved the day.
She came over on Sunday, when the weather was slightly better, and we filmed both webisodes back to back. There’s no way we could have done this without Ms. Aimee’s help:
In “Vegan Bear Scare”, we introduced the new character, Vegan Bear. Originally, I intended for him to be a gorilla, but the suit was too expensive.
By default, this is our Halloween episode, as I admit: Vegan Bear is by far the creepiest villain Jack-Man has ever encountered.
The theme song to Jack-Man states this about the series:
“Jack-Man knows just where to hit ‘em, when it comes to creepy villains.
He packs a punch and eats a healthy lunch.”
Perhaps this webisode capitalizes on that concept more than ever, with such a creepy villain and such a focus on healthy eating.
Vegan Bear explains where vegans get their protein and nutrients, from 6 sources:
Veggies, fruits, beans, grains, nuts, and seeds.
Ultimately, “Vegan Bear Scare” is technically the 1st half of the story; as Webisode 22, “Tin Roof Rusted,” will immediately pick up where Webisode 21 left off.
But I decided to release them as 2 separate webisodes because of their unique content.
Also, both of these webisodes feature Vegan Bear driving Jack-Man in the 2015 Toyota Corolla!
Here’s a piece of trivia about “Vegan Bear Scare”: it’s the only other webisode, besides Webisode 2, that doesn’t feature Green Meanie.
That’s in part because I wanted all the “villain focus” to be on Vegan Bear, not Green Meanie. The other reason is because Green Meanie shows up on the 2nd half of the story line, in Webisode 22.
I think “Vegan Bear Scare” turned out to be very exciting. However, the next one coming up, “Tin Roof Rusted” is… simply epic.