Reading back over the comic, I think that the fact that I see VHS tapes as such antiquated technology makes me seem younger than I am. Even though it was almost 2003 before I had a DVD player, video tapes stand out in my mind as being as dated as cassette tapes. I’m not sure if that’s a technological or an aesthetic observation.
Anyway, I’m glad that I had the experience, but it turned out that I was very much not cut out to be a computer animator. I do still have that tape, so when I get a chance I’ll put it up on youtube. Because I’m sure that you can’t wait to see my animated take on the first 30 seconds of XTC’s “Greenman.”