grimphantom asked: "lol sorry if i'm asking another question. In the episode "Like Father, Like Daughter" Did that episode meant of having Julie as the main antagonist if you guys made a 2nd season? The ending was a bit unexpected where Julie agreed on taking care of the family business and her expression didn't seem to look like she was having 2nd thoughts."
She was having 2nd thoughts. But she would not have become the antagonist. The idea was that she would become conflicted - if she followed the path to power, she could make some real, meaningful changes - but it was that power that corrupted her father. We wanted to set up a slow, multi-season arc that would have Julie wrestling with her idealism vs. the reality of what power and responsibility mean.
I know I did a comic about Julie’s inner conflict, I’ll revisit this idea in the near future.
I’m literally taking a class on this this year btw. Hit me up if you have any questions on the fine art aspects of comic…
Cool! I’d really like that.
i-rant-for-pleasure asked: "Hey probably an odd question but have you noticed the growing style shift between popular and cancelled cartoons these days? I mean from the shows like Motorcity, Green Lantern and Young Justice where the animation is stylised but still human resembling get cancelled but the toons still on TV now like Steven Universe, Adventure Time, Regular Show and Gravity Falls have highly cutesy/cartoony looks to them and get accolades. Is appears as though real looking western toons are a dying breed :("
I don’t think that’s the /real/ reason for the shift, I think it’s more about the genre and themes than the “style.” (I’m sorry, I’m gonna write you an essay.)
The similarities between Motorcity, Green Lantern, and Young Justice is that they had a more mature undertones in their storytelling. All these shows do have light, humorous sides to them but that’s just “very light coating on the cake.”
Motorcity has complex themes about Loyalty, Freedom, Revenge, and Betrayal. Green Lantern has themes about Duty, Virtue, Redemption, and Loss (from the episodes I’ve seen) And Young Justice touch on similar themes as well, in addition to Puberty, Sacrifice, and Survival.
While Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, and Gravity Falls have sillier and lighter approach to addressing themes.
When Rebecca Sugar was on Adventure time, she has a unique storytelling that applies heavy coating of silliness over a deeper issue. Marceline’s story arch with her Demon Father and Ice King is addressing about Father Figures. In Steven Universe, we see a similar yet broader theme with Mother Figures. Rose was pretty much the motherly figure that the Gems looked up to but when they lost Rose, the Gems were “forced” to grow up and raise Steven.
I think Gravity Falls is a borderline show. It has mature themes that is coated with nice layer of silly, so it won’t be taken /too/ seriously. I’m glad that the show survived the chopping block and got a second season.
As For Adventure Time, Regular Show, and similar shows like them, they thrive on silly and that’s incredibly appealing to their demographic. Look at Uncle Grandpa and Teen Titans Go! They are nothing but silly.
I have noticed that the mature shows are mostly on the Toonami Block and Adults Swim. What I do hope for is that Toonami would pick up Motorcity for their weekend lineup. I think the show would get a better audience if it were to air there.
The last two days have been quite surreal, I’m so used to my dashboard being pretty quiet but the past two days have been crazy!
Thank you guys so much for taking interest in my Comic Tutorial. I’m really glad that many you found it to be helpful on your comic journeys. I wish you all godspeed on the turbulent voyage.
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Gahaha clown suit
Lol, don’t worry, Ramu make it cool