About Red Rocket Farm:
What is Red Rocket Farm?
Red Rocket Farm is an art & animation studio that Jason Thomas created because he wanted to make Cradle Me, Sky and wanted a way to finance it. We sell paintings, t-shirts, and other merchandise based on his designs. The people who purchase art from us, give love, encouragement, tell people about us, and the people who have worked impossibly hard here, make all this possible.
I love what Red Rocket Farm is doing. How can I support it?
The best way to support us is to order merchandise from our store. This is a tremendous help, and keeps us going, financially. Another way to help is to get the word out there. Use your computer machines to link to us, share us, and let people know about Free Drawings for Total Strangers and Cradle Me, Sky. It really helps.
About Free Drawings for Total Strangers (FDfTS)
What is Free Drawings for Total Strangers?
It’s a daily web-comic that Jason draws for a person, in front of an audience. He asks a couple of questions, then draws a comic which incorporates the answers in some way. Jason creates forty to sixty FDfTS cartoons a day when he is appearing at shows.
Where does FDfTS take place?
Throughout the year, Red Rocket Farm travels all over the United States, selling paintings and t-shirts at Sci-Fi Cons and Art & Craft Festivals. Wherever our booth is set up, if Jason is there, he does FDfTS. You can see where we’re going, and if Jason is booked for that show, on the Event Calendar.
What are the questions like?
“What was something that traumatized you as a child?”
“What was a food you used to love, but don’t anymore?”
“What is something you’re really good at?”
I got an FDfTS done! When will it be online?
Jason draws around 300 FDfTS cartoons a month, and only one per day is chosen for FDfTS. It may be the weirdest, the saddest, or maybe it’s about an animal that hasn’t been drawn in a while… but the drawings that are published are the thirty (give or take) a month which stand out. If yours doesn’t make it online, it’s not because you answered the questions wrong, or that your cartoon isn’t special, or that you didn’t smile right. There are cartoons which are really awesome that Jason doesn’t choose for a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with that awful sweater you were wearing. Seriously.
What if I’m not a Total Stranger?
That’s fine. Jason will draw for you anyways.
About Cradle, Me Sky:
What is Cradle Me, Sky?
Cradle Me Sky is an animated science fiction comedy. It’s an adventure story, and also a mystery. It focuses on the theme of “home”, created family, as well as the horrors and mysteries of space. At the very least, Cradle Me, Sky should convince you to never, ever go into space for any reason, or make you yearn for it badly. I honestly don’t know which.
Should my kids watch Cradle Me, Sky?
It depends on the kid. Cradle Me, Sky is written with a PG to PG-13 rating in mind, but although it is a cartoon, it has occasional real-life grown up moments which deal with tragedy, as well as gross cartoony space violence. I encourage you to please watch several, if not all, episodes of Cradle Me, Sky before allowing a younger person to view it.
Only a few minutes every couple of weeks? More, please!
I would love nothing more than to be able to produce 20 minute episodes every week, but currently I’m doing the writing and animation by myself, and it is very time consuming. At some point I hope that science provides us with robots who can do those tasks, or perhaps I may be able to teach the cats to do it. So, in the meantime, please be patient.
Do you want Cradle Me, Sky to be on television?
I am producing Cradle Me, Sky independently through Red Rocket Farm in order to retain creative control, my rights to the content, and to keep it going as long as I want to. There are too many shows that we all loved, which did not stay on the air, and the creator doesn’t have rights to keep making it somewhere else. I want Cradle Me, Sky to go on forever, and this is a way I can do that.