vmj24 said: Hey! So I was wondering what you thought of the character designs (mainly the female ones) one Adventure Time and Steven Universe?
I don’t watch Adventure Time, so I’m going to have to pass on that part of the question.
The character designs on Steven Universe are really good, though, so much so that I can’t really say too much about them! All of the women are very appealing, have just as much variety in their faces and bodies as the men, and are never restricted to one face or body type. I really love how even though pretty much none of the ladies are conventionally attractive, they’re all considered beautiful in-universe (for example, in the pilot, Lars refers to the Gems as “hot girls” when the audience already had a chance to see Pearl’s lanky build and big nose, Amethyst’s chubbiness, Garnet’s powerful thighs, etc.) — which is something that basically never happens in most animated movies or shows with “unattractive” characters.
Also, the racial diversity in that show is pretty much phenomenal…as are the stories. And the characters. And everything. Just about the only thing I don’t like in Steven Universe is the way that Garnet’s waist connects to her hips, which is really just an aesthetic thing because it always looked too stiff to me. If you don’t watch it already, I highly recommend it.
I was Head of Story on “Clarence” from the beginning.
Obviously Skyler Page sexually assaulted a female artist at CN. Skyler’s a piece of shit, and CN should give him the boot. Emily Partridge is one bad-ass chick for standing up to a guy who a lot of people wanted to cover up for. Skyler’s asshole behavior (though not yet sexual assault) was the main reason I quit the show more than a year ago.
I can’t imagine how fans of the show are feeling right now. But the reason you like Clarence, in spite of it’s creator, is because the “creator” had very little to do with the show. Despite what it says in the credits, Skyler never wrote a single episode of Clarence. It was created by the writers (me and Spencer Rothbell) and the talented board artists (people like Charlie Gavin, Derek & Diana). We took Skyler’s idea of “a fat dumb kid” and made a character out of it. Skyler mostly “kept the couch from floating away”, and read whatever lines we gave him. There’s been enough victims of Skyler Page, don’t punish the talented crew that actually raised Clarence.
- Patrick Harpin
This is terrible, and hopefully Cartoon Network will do the right thing.
Pray for canonically mixed race Honey Lemon.