but, i’m getting ahead of myself. ahem. let’s take a look at a little gif that’s been floating around the internet recently, one of my favorites, actually.
That whole “favorite” thing was sarcasm. Don’t know if I communicated that directly.
I fucking despisethis gif. It’s so god damn simple. The fucking head shape has to morph like 3x to transition to each character. It’s literally the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen try and validate the similarities in today’s cartoons, because it’s a BASIC FUCKING HEADSHAPE. THAT MOST CHARACTERS HAVE. Yet somehow, it’s kind of a centerpiece to this anti-CalArts sentiment that’s spreading. So uh, let’s break it down, shall we?
The Amazing World of Gumball was created by Ben Bocquelet, who didn’t go to CalArts because he lives in the UK, fuck you. Like, i’m not even gonna make an argument for this.
also have you seen the fucking plethora of creative designs on this show in a fucking multitude of mediums? why is this even in this gif
Steven Universe was created by Rebecca Sugar, who went to the School of Visual Arts in New York, fuck you.
also, uh remember the fucking pilot?
oh man so simplistic and generic
wOW tHe FuCK?? ? they A L L LOok the SAme
MAN WESTERN ANIMATION IS GOING DOWN THE TOILET THANKS CALArfuck you.
jesus okay, how about the 3 shows from this gif actually made by CalArts grads, Gravity Falls, Clarence, and SvTFOE.
you ever considered that CalArts grads (or art student grads in general) don’t just come out the school tassel to the left, directly to the studio, and sit down at a table and draw for nine months until the show is born, with the show looking exactly the same way as the first sketch? ever considered that studios, simplify design for appeal or due to constraints? That maybe some studios have a style that no matter the initial design the creator has to adhere to? That maybe some execs MAKE the creators draw in a way that’s similar to other shows, in order to bring in an audience?
also have you considered the plethora of cartoons that exist not spearheaded by calarts alums? cause there’s a lot.
TL;DR stop demonizing CalArts (and its alums). It did nothing to you. It was sitting across the schoolyard minding it’s own business and you threw a dodgeball at it’s head. Now apologize or you can go stand on the wall for 5 more minutes.