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Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Beauregard, Apr 5, 2010.
umm i could draw way better then that and I know Amy draws way better then that to!
Parody of Heroes, obviously. Skeeter's the Mexican girl who kills people by crying from the second season.
Oooooh, okay. I'm the only person in the world who has not seen a single second of Heroes (or LOST, or 24, or Madmen, or Glee etc...), so the joke was lost on me.
Well gee, I mean it's not meant to be picture perfect, that's the artist's style, that's the way he draws... you have to really follow the comic (the whole series) to see that.
HEHE sorry i was mad about something else and wanted something to vent about, and that was an easy target.
Actually, that character on Heroes is the one that helped sink the series' ratings. I know so many people that fast forwarded those parts on the DVR. Madmen is worth checking out and Glee is a fun guilty pleasure with some good musical moments (plus Buffy's Joss Whedon will direct an episode this year), but not even recaps with Kermit the Frog will get me to watch Lost...and I love television.
I agree with you. I understand minimalism and style, but there are some fundamental basic skills that are sorely lacking in the art as well as the storytelling. It's still kind of cute in its own way.
Again, you have to follow the comic regularly to appreciate the style and the humor, which quite often are spoofs and parodies like this. Y'know, it's kinda like Rocky and Bullwinkle - still a good show, inspite of simplistic, choppy and limited animation.
Even without knowing the Heroes reference, that little bit was funny. I was thinking maybe it was referencing that all the puppets were decaying from years of disuse. (i.e. Luncheon Counter Monster, etc.)
In any case, to get to the original topic, I saw this comic in the comic book shop and was absolutely thrilled to see Skeeter in a Muppets comic! AWESOME!
I also wanted to say that Amy's art is pretty much my favorite- she's done a great job of capturing all the characters quite well. And Skeeter looks awesome! I don't know if it's legal reasons or otherwise that Skeeter's name didn't appear in the book, but I can get over that. It's so cool just to have her back! I wonder if her supposed "getting lost in the Amazon" explanation I've heard given for her disappearance from the Muppets universe will be addressed.
And I do appreciate the canon/cannon joke in the credits, as well as the slight reference to Nanny's green-striped socks. As a Muppets fan in general and particularly a Muppet Babies fan, I really love that! (I grew up watching that cartoon alongside The Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock [puppet and animated] and I love them all. I just wish Muppet Babies could find its way to DVD someday...)
And add to this that I also bought the new Fraggle Rock comic book this day and an awesome one-shot Firestar comic! (That was for my love for Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends and Marvel/DC superheroes in general.) I was quite ecstatic after this trip to the comic book shop. Which, by the way, of these, Heroes & Dragons is a great one. (I just don't get down there very often.)
Anyway, to quote Kermit, with this comic, I think you've just "made millions of people happy"
If that's not rhetorical and you really would like to know my thoughts on the Idget strip, here goes.
In a nutshell, the drawing isn't as minimal as it is kind of messy and kind of breaks its own established style and character proportions from panel to panel. These are elements that the classic Matt Groening Life in H*ll strips manage to get right. Also, the story is predicated on the assumption that the reader has knowledge o f several different pop culture references at once. There’s a lack of dynamic composition in the framing of each panel. Everything is in the center. That's what makes this the level of fun fan art created for friends and a self-published, semi-professional piece. There are several books I could point toward for help in this field. It's really a tough one.
In the end, it’s a cute and clever strip for someone still in high school and probably is. Just my opinion, though.
I've finally gotten to a point of waiting to collect the trade paperbacks. Keeping up with the single issues for all of the titles now has become too challenging and costly. Is anyone else in the same boat? So much Muppety goodness is a nice problem to have!
Eh... not really. I manage to get the issues within a week. And it's only a 2 dollar or so difference between that and the Graphic novel. I definitely could stand to wait for some of their other licenses (I wait for sales to pick up other Boom comics). Otherwise I'd have to wait for some time... and that's even if I could find the GN reprints (haven't seen one since Muppet Robin Hood). of course, it is also an issue of space with me too... I would gladly jump at the chance to just get the novels as they are more compact, and you can read the story in one sitting, but there's just something about getting them issue by issue every month. I haven't sought comics on a regular basis since High School. That was 10 years ago for me. Sure, I'd pick up the occasional this or that... but never regularly.
Though when Boom's Darkwing Duck comes out, that's gonna be fun trying to get 2 Muppet comics, a Fraggle comic and that in a month.
A Darkwing Duck comic? Wow- hadn't seen anything for that property since Disney's mini-series back in the early '90s and the occasional appearances in "The Disney Afternoon". Cool- I've just recently been watching some of that cartoon too. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.
(But hey- if we're doing Disney modern classics, when are we gonna get some Gummi Bears, DuckTales, Chip 'N' Dale Rescue Rangers and Talespin going?)
It was plugged in the Muppet King Arthur thread.
And if you REALLY want Ducktales comics, I suggest buying the Uncle Scrooge series. There isn't any Webby, Launchpad, or Mrs. Beakly, and the Beagle Boys don't have individual personalities, but these comics are what Ducktales came from. They're every bit as good, in some cases better.
I'm getting them in Trade Paper form, too! I came to the series late (like a few weeks ago), so I'm enjoying them all together, a little at a time. Will be getting the Treasure series here pretty soon, as it'll have to hold me over until the next one is released!
Oh yeah- I've seen this series out and I do enjoy those comics too. I've read some of the Carl Barks classics- the Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck comics are great. The DuckTales cartoon was such a great translation (for the most part) of those comics- I love both.
Oh, but from June for a 4-issue run, it WILL feature them - Boom are running with unpublished European and hard to find US DuckTales stories in the pages of Uncle Scrooge, all produced at the time of the TV series! Same 4 months as Darkwing's new comic - it'll be amazing!
Admit it. You guys are trying to make me go bankrupt, aren't you?
Boy! Lucky I checked out 2 comic stores today. I managed to get both King Arthur and Family Reunion. I'm sure that we'd have seen Andy and Randy somehow in this series... I guess this is supposed to take place during the Muppet Show before Muppets Tonight, and that's where everyone gets the misfortune of meeting them.
Usually I greatly dislike those 2 characters, but I think Roger handled them quite nicely. Gave them some character over their old one dimensional "Stupid guy" stereotypes.
And Amy sure drew some cute little gags in the background too.
My favorite background gag in issue #5 is Kermit's face while wearing the afro wig. Amy does such great work.
Quack-a-roonie! Thanks for the tip.
Just an update for those who are interested...DuckTales is currently slotted for eight issues, running through UNCLE SCROOGE #392-399, with something very special planned for the milestone issue #400!
Oh, and you may have ALSO heard that Darkwing Duck is now officially an ongoing. The first arc wraps up in issue #4 in September, and leads directly into issue #5 shipping in October. The Disney Afternoon is BACK!
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