So some bad news, There’s not going to be any new Scotty Odyssey the rest of the year. I was hoping to get one more out today but my body said nope. Been Sick the last couple of days and gotta catch a flight to back home tomorrow. My family would kill me if I came home and got them sick.
I am excited for this next year. I don’t know if I’ll be doing Scotty full time, part time or once a month. However I do know I will be always doing this story. I love telling my own stories. I also got some big big things coming up in 2013. First finishing up this holiday story, course it will be after christmas but I hate just ending a Story.
The most important thing, thank you to all my fans. The long hours of work, alone and never giving up is worth it cause of ya guys. Been trying to always make a better product and glad you can join me for this ride. Thanks again and have a good end of the year. Love ya all and stay out of trouble (well less don’t get caught.)
So one of my favorite things growing up was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I love the show and a lot of the toys. I even one remember one Christmas asking for the transforming firetruck turtle. I don’t know why but I had to have it. That’s a big part of my childhood.
Every five years or they reboot the series. I enjoy watching new episodes and reliving my childhood… for the most part. This time it’s been the best reboot yet. I’m excited to see what they are doing with each episode. I also realize that the old ones really didn’t act like teenagers. Watching this makes me realize I need to work on Amy a bit.
They made a rap of the old school hehehe. Which is a stable to my childhood. Now why am I writing about this? Cause they are making LEGO TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES? I mean think about it… they are making Legos of one the best Ideas ever. So now you can see why I’m so excited.
Now you can see why I wish I was a kid now a days. Stupid lucky brats?! Well let’s end on the old school trailer.
So I’m on a lot of social network sites, I know you were dying to know. One of the ones I’m on is Pinterest. Some people rave about it, I’m hardily on it. I was bored and looking at it through when I saw this image.
I never knew that Waterson did politic style comic on the industry. It’s interesting to see an artist’s view on his industry. This got to me thinking, “Do we love Calvin & Hobbes so much since there is only the books?” He hardly license a couple of things outside of the book (when I mean a couple like 2?) So when you think of Calvin & Hobbes, it’s the books, the characters, the story.
Now a days, if something is license from a character. You are giving up a little part of that character. So are you doing a good or bad to that character by taking a piece of him? It’s hard to say. I mean Mickey, Snoopy and Garfield have grown because of all the marketing. That’s the only reason why things get made. I mean the book, the comic, movie doesn’t sell. The toys video games.I won’t lie, I would still buy a stuff Hobbes if I could, however I rather have the complete volume.
I guess it’s a little sad we can’t tell a story any more unless it’s independent publish. Maybe this is how it always just time destroys everything but the thing that made it great. The story. I’m a huge Calvin & Hobbes Fan, that was the first book I ever read on my own. You can see a lot of influence in it here. So I think as this grows to not just throw my characters into a grinder to make things. Thanks again guys.
Now Entering Stone Cold Steve.. wait no?! That’s not it. What else could I be talking about? In the early nineties with the Warner Brother Studio’s Batman Animated Series was being made. The Censors made a lot of complaints and made them change a lot of things. The Broadcast Standards and Practices made a list of nine things couldn’t be shown. They were; Guns, Drugs, Breaking Glass, Alcohol, Smoking, Nudity, Child Endangerment, Religion, and Strangulation.
Now after the recent storyline, with Scotty and Jake flying through the glass. After finishing that page, I realize a couple things. Well one thing, I have broken four out of nine of those rules. I have shown smoking, guns (lots of guns) Child Endangerment (how couldn’t I right?!) and now breaking glass.
This got me thinking. What is appropriate for kids? I mean, a lot of those points I understand and agree with. However how you do you a children show and not show child endangerment? I can understand a couple of things, religion, drugs and nudity. After making this thought I remember Batman Beyond episode with Slappers. A drug based off of venom, that teenage boys in athletics where taking. This was a child show, showing drugs.
I’ve been reading some Terry and the Pirates, an old news paper comic strip by Milt Caniff. In the comic, I’ve been introduce to a character named Big Stoop (Best name ever!) However another character cut out his tongue. Now I don’t know if they showed them doing it. However, just even talking about it is a big,WOW. I mean news papers are more censored then television ever has been.
It use to be ok to show children with guns, I mean how else are they going to find villains? Now a days it’s unthinkable to show a child with a gun. The other way to get around this was, well let’s make every villain a robot. So that way if get’s destroyed, it’s just a toaster. I’ve notice shows are going back to human villains.
I do try/feel like this is an all ages strip. The way I judge is simple, would I show this to my grandmother? The answer is a simple yes. This strip might not cut it for tv but I will always make it safe for children. Take it easy guys.
How are you guys doing? I’m doing good. Now as you guys know, one of the main stars to this strip is Jake. He’s a little king cheetah. Well last week I saw a couple of cool cat videos. Now, wait, don’t run off. I know the internet is full of random cat videos. The first one is a little cat that is amazing to watch. I don’t wanna ruin anything but just watch. The second video is a slow motion of a cheetah running. It’s interesting to watch it move. Just picture that cat chasing down prey. I know I picked the right animal. Also a video on how they got the shoot. Enjoy guys.