For this initial series project, I'm aiming to create some character studies, each from the same limited palette, for an animated short concept that I have, hopefully a minute or longer in length.
The basic story gist is of a traditional circus clown working at a clown union who is up for his quarterly review. His Boss informs him of his poor performance lately (as kids are not laughing at the same things they used to), and if our hero does not receive a positive review from his next birthday party gig, he'll be out of a job. The story then focuses on his tribulations at a young girl's (8-10 years old) birthday party where all the kids enjoy his jokes and gags, except the birthday girl. He must somehow win her over to save his job.
For this series of character study panels for the next 4 weeks, I intend to design our Hero Clown (who still lacks a name), A timid man who just wants to entertain others, but can't cope with how comedy has changed since his glory days, His Boss, a short tempered CEO in clown makeup, The Young Girl, a snooty/bratty girl who thinks she's older and more sophisticated than she really is, and the girl's Mother, a tired single parent who isn't aware at how fast her girl is growing (aka, a woman who would still hire a birthday clown in this day and age).
Any and all feedback is appreciated! Is this too ambitious, not ambitious enough, any foreseeable problems, etc?