buster-bluthe

Hello! You might remember me as a person who sometimes draws comics on this site! I’ve been busy as heck with end-of-term work and also some work-related travel(!), so it’s taken me a while to get everything done and then also remember how to draw. The good news is that I’m working on a new Summer Comic Project–

–and the other good news is that I’m drawing it completely print-ready for once, so I’m hoping to make some A5 minicomic booklets out of it (and possibly some older material). The bad news is that there’s no way I’m gonna have it done in time to print/assemble it for Anime North in May so I won’t be able to hand out freebies and probably won’t be attending the con at all due to work/budget restrictions. (Everyone else have fun, though! Especially you fellow artists!) The consolation is that I’m hoping to finish this thing in batches and then post it a few pages at a time based on where it’ll split up naturally.  

P.S. I’m still trying to sort out the JJL timeline in my head. It’s really weird to be making something that you want to be at least plausible while running with the limited information that you have in the moment.  So many things make so little sense as they stand now…

anonymous asked:

No offense hon but you gotta acknowledge don bluths less than stellar character designing

aight, i was gonna just give you a sassy response, but nah, imma put my heart and soul into this answer, so hang on to your seat:

Don Bluth knows what he’s doing. hear me out.

I’m not gonna sit here and say that everything bluth’s been a part of has been very good. but i mean…. i also dont think everything Hayao Miyazaki’s been a part of is very good. heresy, right? maybe, but fukcing watch lupin the third, and tell me that the characters are drawn well. i dare you.

in his early years, miyazaki did a lot of giant hands, and weird breasts. Juanjo Guarnido, author and artist of Blacksad, STILL draws girl furries fucking weird, with fucking human faces and big lips. And sometimes, (but not all the time), Don Bluth gives birds titties and teeth. We could have a fucking party with all the stylistic problems of animators and comic artists that i think are fucking talented as shit.

but, in fairness to you, saying other artists arent perfect isnt really a justification for the lesser quality art don’s produced, so let me go on.

“Less than stellar”????

okay, imma fucking challenge that. that simply is a slander and lie i will NOT tolerate.

please view this helpful diagram i just made in ms paint


Aight, top, good. bottom, bad. we can all basically agree on that, right? okay.

here’s the difference between don’s “GOOD” art, and his “BAD” art.

you’ll notice his anatomically correct, less toony, more detailed, “GOOD” character art, like in Titan AE, Secret of Nimh, The land before time, all dogs go to heaven, an american tail, etc, are all movies with more serious subject matter. genocide, war, animal experimentation, death, losing fucking everyone you love and being alone, that sort of thing.

and then, the movies that have “bad”, incorrect, exaggerated, and goofy character designs, are movies like a troll in central park, rock a doodle, thumbelina, the pebble and the penguin, bartok the magnificent, etc, are all movies geared toward a younger audience, and have simpler themes, like being a hero, finding love, overcoming your fears, being a good person, and the sort.

you see what im getting at?

Don Bluth’s art style and character design differs depending on how serious his movie is. he uses his character design to help set the tone for the story.

yes, of fucking course the pebble and the penguin has bad character design, its a fucking terrible story. but the land before time, where we have a story about a child dinosaur who’s mother fucking dies in front of him, and he has to survive on his own in a dying world, the art is gorgeous, and atmospheric, and fucking GOOD.

Of course i don’t like how don sexualizes birds, its creepy and weird, and we get it don bluth, you’re a fucking furry.

but he isn’t bad at character design. he makes concious decisions to appeal to a simpler audience, in his simpler stories. but don bluth has proven time and time again that he’s capable of good ass art, he just doesnt always do it, and thats too bad, but he’s a talented fucking artist.

in summation: dont insult my furry pa. he’s good and nice and i love him.

also, side note, i know you probably didnt mean anything nasty by it, but it hurts my feelings when people call me “hon”… it feels kinda condescending and mean and it makes me sad a little.