We can finally announce it! Ian Jones-Quartey’s OKKO is a tv show!I was fortunate enough to (loosely) animation direct this incredible intro sequence storyboarded by @shiimai (Hiroyuki Imaishi)! Much love to the incredible revisionists @killapede and @buttsIug who revised, cleaned up and animated this with me <3
Alright, but who wants to talk about Melvin Sneedly?
In the book series, he was always kind of my favorite villain to start with (I have a thing for adorable sassy child villains- look at how many posts I’ve liked with tags like “Gideon Gleeful” “Diamond Tiara” or “Barry Bling” if you don’t believe me)-I mean, he was cute, stuck-up, and kind of a fun character to laugh at. Personally, I think he’s best just a villain of the children, waging battle against the children, but then again, he had quite a few different forms throughout the series, including Octo-Melvin, the Bionic Booger Boy, and Mr. Melvin-so yes, a fun character on his own.
Look at that. Look at that picture of Melvin showing off PATSY 2000 with that adorable smug face and tell me he isn’t the best.
And then came the movie.
Generally, I’m not too huge of a fan of books being made into movies, as they can’t show all the detail, gloss over a fair amount, and have to do some creative work to get it from one character’s perspective. (And, according to Mac’s principal, must cost under $500 to produce and have an underlying message of friendship!) But, although I ramble a lot about Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, I must say, Dreamworks did it beautifully. (Complete with Flip-o-ramas, misspellings, and whoopee cushions!) And everything they did to Melvin’s character just adds to how Melvin-y he really is, starting from the slightly cliche first-appearance-reading-a-dictionary, to finding out he has no biological sense of humor. At all.
Oh, and the extra-credit roll definitely marks him up to the Cinnamon Roll Hall of Fame. ((Shout-out to that moment when Mr. Krupp pretends to throw Melvin the extra credit and Melvin catches it…! And tucks it in his pocket..! Aaaa, my goodness, I could watch that all day.))
So yes. In essence, Melvin Sneedly is amazing. That is all.
In all my years of being a Phan, ;) I can’t remember ever hearing a baritone in the role of Phantom before! I liiiiiike! :D He still has those beautiful floating high notes but those deep, dark low tones are delish! :D
BUT WHERE’S THE REST OF THE SONG????
Edit: Here it is! :D
And because I love “Point of No Return” gotta add it in as well! :D
I wanted to thank you for being such a good friend. I am so glad that I met you and I always enjoy drawing with you. You are have been so kind and generous; one of the nicest people I’ve met.
I wish you a happy birthday and I wuv you~
((AHHHHH this is so precious ;w; thank you so much Jun. <3 I love the shading and all out background of the image…Just EVERYTHING is so gorgeous <3 Love you Jun and thanks again for the wonderful gift. I’m glad to have met you and you’re one of my bestest friends here <3….people go watch @xjunjox..She’s an amazing artist and individual <3))