Published on
January 19, 2008
 - By Sean Earley

Rutabaga is a short cartoon that started out as a poem written by my friend Julie Reed. She did the narration and I animated in Flash and made the music. It was actually the first thing I ever did on the computer in like... 1999.

I remember clearly that Julie had a cold and was really cranky on the day we recorded, which was the perfect tone that I was going for so I pushed her do the recording. She complained at first, but we were all happy with the results once it was done. I upped the pitch a little to get more of a little girl tone, so it's not "exactly" what she sounded like, but close.

Julie passed away in 2014, so Rutabaga serves as a very personal memory of the life of a beautiful & very creative soul. She made the world a little brighter and is dearly missed.

About Sean Earley

Sean Earley is a marketing consultant, music producer, and host of the "Grow Your Digital Business Podcast." His passion is inspiring businesses, entrepreneurs, influencers, and creative professionals on how to monetize their creativity and be more successful. Learn More