Sunday, August 26, 2007
Radical Restyle of familiar cartoon characters - Meet the 'Simpsonzu'
The Simpsonzu by *spacecoyote on deviantART
A 14-year-old animated show inevitably gets predictable, so this exotic repackaging of the Simpson cartoon cast sent out a jolt. Fans were intrigued, puzzled, or confused. But they kept clicking online to eyeball it or download it. In fact, the "deviant artist" who styles herself Space Coyote was overwhelmed by the eventual fallout from her Japanese Anime-reinvention of America's yellow 'toon family, the Simpsons, which she posted last January in order to amuse her friends. After the blogosphere got the images out, reactions were strong and swift. The professionals scrutinized this decidedly odd take and decided it was commercial. Now Max Groening, the driving force behind Homer & co , has asked the artist to do a stint with his longrunning show.
For a larger image, click on one of the cartoon couch potatoes, and then click on "full image". D'oh.