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Planning 2021

Hello friends, fans and Derby Cadets!

To kick off the beginning of a whole new year of exciting new web-content, I've updated my web-banner across all my social media. I always include a hint as to what I'm most focusing on in these images. The film border in the background of this image makes my sinister plan abundantly clear:

2021 is going to be the year of ANIMATED The Scarlet Derby and Midnight Jay.

After completing this year's Halloween Special, I came to the conclusion that Adobe Character Animator is starting to become a very hefty program. For a long time I didn't think I was going to support anything other than single character talkie segments with it, but after completing that episode, it has become obvious that Character Animator can support a lot more. The additional short videos I recently produced on TikTok seal the productivity deal in my mind. The Scarlet Derby and Midnight Jay must go animated!

I completed some audio for a pilot, back in late 2018, and I'm looking forward to completing that by the beginning of next year, alongside some new, vastly more elaborate segments I will be working on. I'll be making these segments using a combination of Character Animator, Clip Studio Paint animator, and premiere pro.

And I also won't be going it alone. I have some help with my great music designer, Danny Najjar - The Noteworthy Danny, Joe Kizewski and Christine Michaud-Drill from and Christopher Haaf from, who I will be bringing together for the first time to truly collaborate on this very impressive new project.

Of course, this means I still need a lot of people to support me online. The more money I can earn making this content can then go to support the people helping me, and eventually allow me to hire more assistants and produce better work all across the board. So please, if you haven't already, consider giving at least a one dollar pledge to Patreon. Pretty soon I'm going to be performing a reorganization of the awards on the Patreon page. I'll let you know when I'm done with that. I am also working hard on my endorsement with and RAZE Energy drink. Use the code 'DERBYSENTME' at checkout to get 15% off your online order. And of course, make sure you're following me on Twitter, Twitch, and all my other Social Media to get the latest updates and content.

I admit, it's been a pretty bare bones operation producing anything on the web lately. Doors are closed where they weren't for a lot of content creators were in the past, but I'm confident and determined. 2021 can be the year that finally puts The Scarlet Derby and Midnight Jay on the map.

With Much Self-E-Steam

-Mike Cervantes

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