Monday, March 13, 2006

Going Broke


In The Dreaming there are number of animal characters. This one is called Miss Angela.

As a hazard to any small business, running out of money is always a problem. We are in a constant search of our next job and trying to out run the hounds of bankruptcy. In the past two years the studio has had three times when we could have gone broke but we were able to claw our way out every time. We are actually in the middle of one of those crises now. All business sense would say that a company should cut their loses as soon as possible so that you don't get into too much debt then fight another day. Smart advise. Unfortunately I am an artist with a passion for what I do and I cannot let go so easily. I truly believe that if you are tenacious and smart you can over come a trivial thing like running out of money.

11 comments:

moocurtis said...

Fall seven times, stand up eight.

Mr. W said...

stand up on eight and jump on nine. With HoC all the way. What else is there better to do.

tomm said...

this is basically teh story of our past 6 years in business - going to the line and over it just to get our projects off teh ground. we always thought with the budgets raised all would be easy - but heh - more money more problems! hang in there - it'll be worth it!

Benjamin Plouffe said...

keep fighting.. It'll pay off in the end!!! I hope everything works out!

Carlos V. said...

I know you guys are going to do great things and look back at all those set backs and laugh! Great work and it seems like you guys at House of Cool have a great thing going with a lot of great people. CHEERS!!!

stealing ideas from others is fun said said...

do you know Nicolas Marlet???

Man of the House said...

Yes, I know Nicolas. I worked with him at Dreamworks.

Sandra Khoo said...

It's really sad to hear that such a big talented body like yourselves running short of funds to create new spectecular works. I hope you all do fight on and run the hounds of bankruptcy out of town.

sketch-mark said...

Keep up the good fight! You guys are an inspiration and a motivation for fans like myself to keep going.

Stefano D. said...

I hope it all works out.
Passion is crucial to success in my opinion. And luckily regardless of what happens, it's one thing that can never be taken away from you.
Keep a positive attitude.

Wow---I kinda sounded like a cross between a Hallmark card & Dr. Phil. Sorry 'bout that.

David Colman said...

We all know we dont get into this biz for money, keep the passion alive and everything falls into place


love these designs.....genius...I dont think you guys will ever run out of talent, so in turn your jobs shouldnt either