I’ve only seen a few people say this, so I’m going to say it too.
Don’t boycott Clarence.
Don’t boycott Clarence.
Don’t boycott Clarence
DON’T BOYCOTT CLARENCE
Don’t do that
The cast and crew of Clarence should not be punished because of what Skyler Page did. And, yes, I know Clarence is his show, but guess what? Skyler Page had almost fucking nothing to do with Clarence’s success. This amazing show was built from just his simple idea. The talented writers and artists made Clarence what it is now.
Boycotting Clarence to get it cancelled is not the solution.That is not the best thing to do. You would be affecting the writers, the artists, the animators, the voice actors, everyone. Not just Skyler Page.
INSTEAD PUSH TO REMOVE SKYLAR PAGE FROM THE SHOW AND ANY OTHER CN PRODUCTIONS.
Thank you so much for reading this and I hope you deal with the Skyler Page Fiasco appropiately.
incentive cover by writer/storyboard artist Emily Partridge
ADVENTURE TIME 2015 SPOOOKTACULAR ONE-SHOT #1 Retail Price: $4.99 Author: Hanna K. Artist: Hanna K. Cover Artists: Main Cover: Simon LeClerc Incentive Cover: Emily Partridge
What’s to Love: There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than with a self-contained story about Marceline the Vampire Queen set during the… summer? Ah well, you get the idea! What’s even better is that this one-shot is written and illustrated by Hanna K., a storyboard artist for the Adventure Time animated series!
What It Is: If you’ve ever wondered what Marceline was like before she became a Vampire, here’s your chance to find out! In this oversized, self-contained tale that takes place before she was “turned” we learn more about Marceline’s backstory. [synopsis edited for accuracy]
Who are some of your favorite illustrators/artists?
(this is a late reply, but I’m making it long to compensate…?)
It changes all the time! There’s so much out there! When I first started drawing and making comics as a kid it was Bill Watterson, Giorgio Cavazzano and Masahiro Ando all the way - though I didn’t know their names back then. Later it was all about Alessandro Barbucci and Don Rosa (Don Rosa more for his storytelling, humor and mood than the art). Hayao Myazaki - and everything Ghibli - has been a big inspiration. When I started hanging on dA I was a fan of Makani, Loish, Ktshy and TracyJB (who still drives me crazy with her talent!). In more recent year’s I’ve been into Tekkonkinkreet (Black and White),Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akria, every movie ever made by Satoshi Kon, “Kerascoët“ - especially Beautiful Darkness, Nancy Peña, and Ron Cobbs sci-fi concepts (who’s like the only non animation/comics-person here). Bryan Lee O’Malleys Scott Pilgrim blew my mind, as did Patrick McEown’s Hair Shirt and Jillian (and Mariko) Tamaki’s - This one Summer. These days I find most of my favourite artists on Tumblr and some of them are my friends! <3 All of the people listed (in no order at all) below are amazing and deserves a follow:
I was Head of Story on “Clarence” from the beginning.
Obviously Skyler Page sexually assaulted a female artist at CN. Skyler’s a piece of shit, and CN should give him the boot. Emily Partridge is one bad-ass chick for standing up to a guy who a lot of people wanted to cover up for. Skyler’s asshole behavior (though not yet sexual assault) was the main reason I quit the show more than a year ago.
I can’t imagine how fans of the show are feeling right now. But the reason you like Clarence, in spite of it’s creator, is because the “creator” had very little to do with the show. Despite what it says in the credits, Skyler never wrote a single episode of Clarence. It was created by the writers (me and Spencer Rothbell) and the talented board artists (people like Charlie Gavin, Derek & Diana). We took Skyler’s idea of “a fat dumb kid” and made a character out of it. Skyler mostly “kept the couch from floating away”, and read whatever lines we gave him. There’s been enough victims of Skyler Page, don’t punish the talented crew that actually raised Clarence.
Story by: Ashly Burch, Adam Muto, Kent Osborne, Jack Pendarvis
Storyboarded by: KC Green & Emily Partridge
Directed by: Adam Muto (supervising), Sandra Lee (art)
When I was in middle school, I loved to draw, but I got mercilessly teased for doing so; others saw my work as ‘weird’ or ‘unusual’. I kept it up, but largely in secret, for I did not want others to know that I was ‘different’. Indeed, I was not alone. Many people suffer from a fear of being seen as nonconforming to the standards of society, and this fear extends even to the land of Ooo.
In this episode, Finn and Jake infiltrate the banana guards to discover which one of the guards was responsible for painting a mural on the side of a candy kingdom building. Finn eventually discovers that Banana Guard 16 is the culprit, and that the guard is motivated, not out of a desire to do crime, but rather out of a desire to express himself via art. Banana Guard 16, however, fears that his artistic skills will result in him getting terminated for being punished by the princess for being good at something other than his profession. Alas, Banana Guard 16 is promptly arrested and brought before Princess Bubblegum, who reveals that she has no intentions of punishing him; in fact, she wants him to paint a mural on one of her halls. The other banana guards promptly reveal to their sovereign that they too have special talents, but they kept them a secret for fear of being perceived as different and thus promptly done away with.
Much of Adventure Time has dealt with the concept of the ‘black sheep’, if you will. Finn is the last human. Lemongrab was the only lemon person. Marceline is the last vampire. This list goes on. This episode, too, follows this trajectory. Banana Guard 16 is an exceptional artist, but cannot properly express himself for fear that his difference will lead the princess to viewing him as an aberration, which might result in his termination. Banana Guard 16 is isolated and feels the need to hide his art from the world. The truth, however, is that almost every (but not every) banana guard has a special talent that they have hidden for fear of being viewed as different. But Bubblegum has no intention of terminating her many talented guards. In fact, she is readily impressed with their skills.
As such, like season six’s “The Cooler”, this episode also examines how Princess Bubblegum is perceived by others. This time, however, the view is not from someone outside her kingdom, but rather, within. The banana guards see their monarch as a terrifying empress-cum-goddess, equal in both magnificence, as well as in wrath. This fear of Bubblegum leads them to hide their talents for fear of destruction. In the end of the episode, however, Bubblegum explains how she wants to be seen as a mere mortal, and not as some deity worthy of worship. As such, it’s good to know that the show is still having Bubblegum grow as a character.
Partridge and guest artist KC Green bring a lot to the table, which results in this episode being a stylistic standout. Green’s artistic style, in particular, causes this episode to be evocative of early 90s Nickelodeon shows. This can most clearly be seen in the scenes that feature exaggerated faces. Likewise, Partridge is a strong boarder with an equally strong sense of how to draw these characters in new and unique situations.
This was a solid episode, filled with humor and character development; indeed, the number and style of the jokes makes this episode reminiscent of the show’s first season With that being said, there were a few elements that never quite gelled. The reveal that the strange whinnying that Jake heard and the shadowy figure that he saw were merely just banana guards practicing their own idiosyncratic hobbies was somewhat anticlimactic and a bit too rushed. I also wish the show had focused a little more attention on why Banana Guard 16 is such a good artist.
Mushroom War Evidence: Nothing.
Final Grade: “‘The Thing Yellow Line’ is a nice episode with a heart-felt morale.”
The Los Angeles Times is reporting Ice King is getting his own six-part miniseries in comic-book form beginning in January, the heart of winter, no less. Emily Partridge is writing, Natalie Andrewson is drawing the pictures. Adventure Time: Ice King is being published by BOOM! Studios’ KaBOOM! imprint.
Skyler Page, the creator of Clarence and the voice of the titular character, sexually harassed Emily Partridge, a storyboard artist for Adventure Time. Since the incident was reported by Partridge on Twitter and brought to the attention of Cartoon Network’s HR, Page was fired from Cartoon Network. In addition, the latest episode was not aired due to the incident.
Personally, I applaud the network for taking such swift and immediate action. Sexual harassment is a very serious issue, and I’m glad they understood that and did what was just and fair.