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Are funny animal comics and other cartoony comics still popular or as popular as other comics?

 
 
Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2011 03:02 pm
Are funny animal comics (Looney Tunes, Darkwing Duck, Woody Woodpecker, Roger Rabbit, Mighty Mouse, etc.) and other cartoony comics (Archie, Popeye, Josie and the Pussycats, etc.) still popular or as popular as other comics (DC superhero, Marvel superhero, sci-fi and other more "realistic" comics)? I am curious. I prefer drawing the cartoony stuff.
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2011 03:05 pm
@JGoldman10,
Probably not in terms of the general mainstream comic book audience. I think there is a perception that funny animal comics are the subject most appropriate for the toddler set.

Since toddlers really don't have any spending power, these comics are limited in terms of popularity.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2011 03:46 pm
@tsarstepan,
Cerebus the Aardvark and TMNT were geared more for teens and adults.

The new series of Darkwing Duck comics Boom Studios makes seem popular:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/MAvericker/infinitedarkwings.jpg

I have seen comics made based on DuckTales, Talespin, and Rescue Rangers and other '80s and '90s cartoons still being made- they seem to have a big following considering these shows haven't been on TV in 2-3 decades.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2011 03:59 pm
@tsarstepan,
They had some Mighty Mouse comics and Woody Woodpecker comics that came out in the '90s.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2011 05:22 pm
@JGoldman10,
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They had some Mighty Mouse comics and Woody Woodpecker comics that came out in the '90s.

In terms of the world of media, 15 to 20+ years is a very very long time.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2011 05:30 pm
@tsarstepan,
So anything for the '80s and '90s is considered "ancient"?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2011 06:00 pm
@JGoldman10,
Not in my eyes but in the eyes of book publishers and of the like I suppose it is. For all we know, if and when you finally undertake this project, you might bring a Renaissance of funny toonish animal comics... or not. It's up to you where you burn your hours of labor and creativity.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2011 07:32 pm
@tsarstepan,
So anything FROM the '80s and '90s is considered "ancient"?

Excuse me-that was a typo.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2011 10:03 pm
@tsarstepan,
Hi-I apologize for the typo but you didn't answer the question:

Are '80s and '90s comics considered "ancient"?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2011 10:17 pm
@JGoldman10,
Yes I did answer it. To reiterate and expand: the general reading population (especially if considering a YA reader population) and to the publishing world, 80's and 90's comics are considered ancient AND quaint. And Quaint isn't a loving friendly label.

It maybe an errant/irrational criticism but still it would be held by a lot of people whom you'd be marketing your comics to.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2011 10:27 pm
@tsarstepan,
What if I made throwbacks to '80s and '90s comics?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2011 11:07 pm
@tsarstepan,
Cartoons with humanoid animals is nothing new.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 7 Mar, 2011 08:42 pm
@tsarstepan,
What if I made comics that were throwbacks to '80s and '90s comics? Would people go for that?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 07:34 am
There was a Count Duckula comic series out in the late '80s and in them were Danger Mouse back-up stories:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0_ynVlwAg9U/STNSYs_xo_I/AAAAAAAAF6Y/QAWkvHbB1UU/s400/1.jpg

I wish I had known about this.
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