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Organic versus formulaic

Post  oneuglybunny on Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:32 pm

For what it's worth, I enjoy Furry Experience as a slice of life comic featuring fully-dressed Funny Animals. Lesser comics routinely dip into fan-service, or even ecchi territory, as a page-hit gimmick. Not FE, fortunately. Routinely amusing, often poignant, FE succeeds mainly by not trying so very hard; its appeal occurs naturally. Contrast, for example, early Warner Brothers cartoons: they tried spotlighting Foxy and Roxy from 1931, scrapped after three cartoons; then Buddy and Cookie from 1933, who lasted only two years; then settling on Porky Pig from 1935 to 1940. It wasn't until A Wild Hare in July 1940 that a nameless supporting character caught the audience's fancy. The rascally rabbit came to be known as Bugs Bunny, named after a notation on his model sheets: "Bugs' bunny," meaning they were intended for director Ben "Bugs" Hardaway.

When the media attempt to foist a "star" upon the public, the reaction is often tepid. Pop culture phenomena tend to be the dark horses / long shots / wallflowers. Witness the fandom of "Derpy Hooves," a background character from the Lauren Faust reboot of Hasbro's My Little Pony franchise. This mostly mute, incidental pony routinely eclipses the main characters in fan forums ... go figure.

So, if I could give one piece of advise to our esteemed artist, Ellen-Natalie: just keep doing FE the way you've been doing it. It's entirely character-driven, so it runs itself, basically. And organic fare beats prepackaged drek hands down. Very Happy
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Post  Latrans on Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:09 am

^ What he said.
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Post  Ellen-Natalie on Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:00 pm

Aw, you guys are so sweet! <3 Thanks for the kind words ^^
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Post  EddieFox on Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:15 am

Yeah Don't mess it up with Fan Service >.< REMAIN AN INNOCENT-ISH COMIC >.<
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