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Disney greenlights "The Muppet Show" comics

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by uppitymuppity, Jul 23, 2008.

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  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I didn't even notice that. It perfectly demonstrates the artist's lack of regard for the source material in researching such a basic phrase. He might as well have Miss Piggy say "yo" or "ich" instead of "moi". :mad:
  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Should've called me. :)


    Okay, I'd seen the Pigs in Space and was cool with the art there, but what is up with all this other stuff? That artwork is NOT befitting the Muppets. I mean, I'll buy to support it, but...woah.

    I wish there were art up from the new book somewhere to see. I'd like to see what it looks like.

    Frogboy, that art you posted looks more like fan-art stuff than something to pitch for an actual show. It's kind of disappointing.

    Anybody remember Muppet Babies and Monsters, and they had segments of Pigs in Space and Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo as reporters? Those were good designs for the characters.
  3. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    You're right. The wiki pitch art looks a little fan-like, but still better than the truly El Sleazo version of Fozzie from that comic. I do like their Zoot. It makes me smile for some reason. :cool:

    YouTube has a clip of an animated Muppet episode with Fozzie, Piggy and Kermit and a clip that includes both an Animal cartoon and Pigs in Space one. I really would dig an animated Pigs in Space cartoon show on the Disney Channel sometime down the road. It's filled with options without sullying the Muppet brand or history. I see it with some sort of Kim Possible style look to it. :o
  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    As long as the characters look decently like the characters they are supposed to represent, I'd be okay with it. The Disney Adventures' Pigs in Space is acceptable. The Fozzie is NOT. Ack. That is painful to the heart of this poor bear's fandom.

    I also didn't mind Gilchrist's comic strip versions of The Muppets.
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I would prefer more of a Frith look to the comic book art. After all, much of the Muppet look is from his conceptual art. I don't see why so many artists don't respect the origins of what came before their work - especially when carrying on a specific tradition. If this dude wanted to draw inebriated bears he should create his own. :o
  6. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Yikes! What was that!

    That would be really great if there was one. I just hope it would be popular with today audience to stay on for a traditional run of 65 episodes at least.
  7. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Cuz, honestly, how can you not like this picture? http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Frith_Miss_Piggy.jpg

    It's a shame art like that is unlikely for this comic. Does anyone else remember Patrick Spaziante? Now, that's who should be drawing the Muppet comics!
  8. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I'll say it before and I'll say it again, Janice looks like a deformed horse:smirk: Floyd and Zoot arent terrible, Dr Teeth and Animal look the best. Scooter...oh....*shudders*

    IN the second one, Piggy looks like Angelica from All Grown Up, Gonzo is...ok, kermit is...oh wow and fozzie looks kinda like something out of dr Suess.

    OH-EM-GEE! My eyes! They burn! :eek:
  9. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie Well-Known Member

    I searched and I searched and I couldn't find anything on the internet showing the art from the preview book. Even the Boom Studios sight doesn't mention it, except for a picture of someone's homemade Kermit puppet holding a copy of the book so you can see the cover, which is a photograph. But I did find this paragraph:

    Waid said that, as with the Pixar line, there is no definite artist attached to "Muppets" at this time. He did mention, however, that "our go-to guy on the Muppets is Roger Langridge, who was doing the Muppets material for Disney Adventures magazine before that was cancelled. He's probably better known right now for his work at Marvel doing some of the 'Marvel Monsters' books last summer,

    "His stuff is hysterical. And he lo-o-oves the Muppets."

    So, there's some additional information.


    On further inspection, it appears that Langridge is the one that drew the Fozzie Bear that everyone is complaining about (myself included). The one where he, for no apparent reason, traded in his trademark scarf for a neckerchief and says "Wakka wakka" instead of "Wokka wokka".
  10. Count von Count

    Count von Count Well-Known Member

    It's sad to me that there is going to be Muppet Comics, Because I was working on some myself. I do not know if I should finish what I have going, Or not.

    I think Now I have to come up with something differnet.
  11. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I know it's a long shot, but I hope Langridge reads the forums and thinks about revising his designs.

    He should honor the spark the Muppets already have before making his own mark on the characters. I understand an artist's personal style and don't think he should copy Frith, but I definitely believe that he should incorporate what makes Frith's work Muppety.

    I believe the reason that the sample cover art for this is a production photograph rather than graphic art is likely because someone at Disney is aware that this weird style might put many fans off buying the magazine.

    It's cool to know that Langridge is a fan, but so far it appears he's more the type of a casual fan that likes "Fonzy Bear" and his "Wakka Wakka" bits. :o
  12. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Fonzy Bear and Ralph the Dog and Timrek the Gorf... wait, that's a real one.

    Maybe he also likes the Dr. Pepper and Janice Choplin relationship. :sing: :flirt:
  13. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Now that's a fantastic idea. His unique approach on the Muppets is fabulous and would make the book successful too, and not just for fans. What's he been up to lately? Is he still putting out his Yenny comic?

    Some of Dave's stuff (make sure you click "full view"):
    Muppet comic strip
    Another Muppet comic strip
    More Muppet stuff
  14. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

  15. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Fer sure! :flirt:
  16. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    You should run for President, because I agree with you on this!

    I vote for Dave Alvarez, too.

    I just hope that whoever is working on the book will do some research on the characters and watch some shows. It frightens me that little things like misspelling "Wocka Wocka" will hurt it. Like, usually, it's 3 "Hiya"s and 2 "Wocka"s...usually. But, that's me being picky.
  17. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Cuz "Hiya, Wocka!" just sounds so... Native American. (Hiawatha! Get it? ... Never mind.)

    But, seriously, "Hiya, hiya, hiya!" and "Wocka Wocka!" are just right. I get picky about that sort of thing, too. It's like Scooter should always swing his fist in front of him whenever he says the word "great!"... but that's me being even more picky.
  18. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Just my signature is running. ;) He he.

    I had this Bible teacher once, many years ago in high school that came down pretty hard on the Muppets. He said that the Muppets praised human frailties - Fozzie Bear signified society's laughing at drunk people, Miss Piggy demonstrated rage and gluttony, Gonzo demonstrated support for masochism, the band supported drug abuse and that the show promoted violence in blowing one another up. Needless to say he never said this in front of me or to my class, but I once called him to task on the subject in front of a room full of students. I told him he was projecting his own issues and that he should watch the show again and think tolerance - that it was the lesson I learned from the Muppets and the only thing keeping me friendly to him at that moment. That guy was such a turkey.

    Long story short – seeing the lovable bear portrayed as drunk or sleazy has always rubbed me the wrong way. I’m always reminded of Caper when he kept loading sugar in his champagne because he’d rather be drinking ginger ale. :o
  19. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I've heard wierder, not about the muppets, but about other things that people have said. But in all honesty I can see where this guy is coming form with the band to an extent. I mean, just look at floyd, tell me he does not look like a typical "druggie" musician (expecially in Sex and Violence with the scenery and that really cool swirly effect in his glasses). Of course you cant go by appearnece alone. The EM never have promoted drug use. But think about all those musicians who did every drug in the book in the 70s. I mean, c'mon, Ozzy Osbourne was probably one of the biggest drug users in the 70s (and yet he's still alive and pumping out new songs, gotta love it :p ). So I guess because drugs were widely popular, I guess it could cause people to get that misconception. But I am really confused at the thing about Fozzie. Whats he got to do with drunk people? Blah...anyways...

    lets go back on topic...

    I am interested in seeing this comic actually be made. But I tihnk they should hire me to draw the EM. My Janice looks like Jancie and not a deranged horse :smirk: lol that was a joke

    I dont mind the weird new art that seems to be popping up. Even that wonky Kermit I can handle. I would just like to see it a bit more cleaned up though, like changing proportions slightly so everyone doesnt look like twigs
  20. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    What! Oh man, I can kinda' see a connection to the others, but this one caught me totally off guard! Lol! What a kook! :concern:

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