such an honor to interview you. I almost creamed myself
when you agreed to answer my questions.
tend to do that to people a lot... oh wait, that wasn't
What's the deal with you and "crap"? (IE:
Crapville, craptoons, hardcrap, crappyfood) Do you have
some sort of fecal fetish?
kinda came by accident and was only fueled farther by
the success of the original idea. I wanted to make a
site to showcase my flash cartoons and named it
Craptoons instead of cartoons. Crapville was actually an
idea for craptoons to be an online comic, but that never
took off. I took the name crapville and turned it into
an online community sort of thing.
What are your future plans for CrapVille?
always thinking of ideas for Crapville and about 90% of
them get scrapped. For the future I would just like the
site to grow and have better ways of the members of
Crapville to be able to showcase their work and have
more of an impact on the site. I want to take over
What made you want to be a web designer? What got you
started in it?
love to know how things work, so when I first started
going online with AOL (3.0) I started looking at how all
these html pages worked, and how I would be able to
build my own. I never went to college for this and
basically taught myself everything I know about web
design and graphic design. I got really into the
entertainment aspect of it when a cartoon character of
mine called "Squigo" became famous and I was
forced to make a website about him. From there it all
Is all the money, time, and effort worth it?
the end it is. I love to see other people happy with my
work. I would love to be able to look around and see
people at home, work, or at school looking at my site
and being entertained. I know that there are a ton of
people visiting the site every day, and they email me
thanking me all the time... that's all I really do it
for. I just try to keep everyone entertained.
What do you envision yourself doing if you weren't
probably be in a band or doing something musical. I'm
also a musician on the side... that's my second talent.
I guess this is kind of like the last question, where do
you see yourself in the future, 2 years, 5 years? (with
CrapVille, in general)
see my website becoming more of the mainstream site that
people will go to. If I generate enough money with the
site, I want to buy commercial time on channels like
MTV, Fuse, and G4. I really think that the success of
crapville just depends on people knowing about it. There
aren't many people that don't like the site... (if any)
How's HardCrap working out for you?
coming along. Slowly but surely. It isn't my immediate
concern right now because I'm really concentrating on
making crapville as entertaining and fluid as possible.
But once everything settles down a bit, I intend to do a
lot of promoting for that site. People really don't seem
to be interested in any other links besides the porn
ones, so I may just convert it completely to porn. Not
I know you have a ball and chain, how do you balance
yourself between her/him (haha), your friends, and the
from home is really a lot more difficult than working at
an office. I love to work on my site and would probably
be in front of it 24 hours a day if I could. I try to
make as much time for my girlfriend as possible and we
have our weekends together. It's tough, but I manage.
How much time do you spend on CrapVille a day?
the week I spend about 12 hours a day in front of the
computer working on stuff for the site. I know that
seems impossible, but there really is a lot that goes
into the site. I also speak with advertisers and
affiliates constantly. Work on the site is never done
and probably never will be. It pretty much consumes my
days... that's why it's tough sometimes to write about
what I did today in my posts, because I do the same shit
every day... it's boring to read that shit.
Are you the only one that works on CrapVille? If not who
else helps you out?
I'm pretty much it. Brandon appears in a lot of the
videos I make for the site and David and other people
give me ideas all the time... but I do all the hard
stuff. It's basically a one man show. They like MySpace
better... (those traitors)