Here’s a little something to lighten the Heat Dome mood after my last submission. Although I have no Demo Reel for animation/gaming characters as of yet, I am enjoying the release, vocal growth and sheer fun of these sort of auditions. I grew up imitating cartoon voices as I rested in between double workouts for competitive swimming. After a number of summers, I had quite a few character voices committed to memory. Long forgotten now, The Laugh Olympics had most of my favorite voices, if not actual cartoon characters. Voicing the characters made for hilarious interludes with friends and an easy means of relieving competitive pressures. I dream of being able to make a living doing animated voices. Here’s to that dream of about the most fun work environment I can imagine. I also find that the practice of character voices stretches my ability to emote and lightens the pressures of voicing other reads, thereby improving them. Win, win for fun. Happy Friday.