fetus-cakes asked: Do you ship Nathan/Chickles then? :)
Hahaha kind of! :) I don’t think there are any bad pairings in the Metalocalypse fandom, really.
captainswank asked: oh noooo I missed dir en grey last niiiiight noooo (it's samm) (I saw your message to carbonoid) (how was the concert)
Oh hey there! :D The concert was great, I’d never sat in the balcony of the Opera House before and it was cool being able to see everything. Dir en Grey played an awesome show! Also they have a new album out and I’ve only listened to it once so far but I love it!
itcantrain-allthetime asked: I can't even begin to express the unfathomable amount i love your fan art. I think i've reblogged everything that has Skwisgaar and/or Toki in it. Never ever ever ever ever ever stop drawing ever ever ever, okay?
Hahaha it’s a deal! Glad you like my stuff, thank you so much. :)
They have like 20 of those red and yellow banners outside.
OMG steal one
What do they sell at the meat store????
We may never know. =(
UPDATE they got signs with arrows on them:
After I posted this picture, I really wanted to expand the idea with a short comic or something, so I came up with some storyboards… and then they sat untouched in a sketchbook (which was buried under several other sketchbooks) for literally months. I finally dug them out and turned them into a proper comic! Yay! :D I tried to follow the Disney version as closely as possible, but in a modern context.
So, this is pretty awesome, but am I the only one bothered by the fact that literally all of the bad guys except “Gaston” are white? Like, don’t get me wrong, literally everything else is freaking awesome, but I kind of feel like the undertones here are…well, I’m a white guy who feels like this is a BAD way to represent racial-flipping for stories. Everything else was SO awesome, but the mere fact that ALL of the white people in this comic are bad guys, racist and animalistic bad guys, is bad form to me. I think there’s room for some discussion here, maybe, like, did I miss something? I don’t think the artist here is necessarily racist, probably far from it, but I think the representation here is bad form and deserves some earnest and heartfelt (read: thoughtful, not douchey) discussion.
Hey there! Thanks for the honest crit and I will try to answer it as best I can.
I don’t consider myself a writer and when I set out to do this, I knew I’d be limited in how much I could say with it, since I’m basically covering the contents of an entire movie in 28 panels. I’d love to make a story with a more nuanced message about race, but given the limitations of this particular work, I decided to just focus as much as possible on Beauty’s character.
The white people who appear in this story are basically just plot devices - I’m not trying to make a statement about white people or be so anti-racist that I end up being racist towards white people anyway. The neo-nazis are evil and wolf-like not because they’re white, but because they’re neo-nazis, and they seemed like the best choice for a group of people that would attack a middle-aged black lady just for shits and giggles.
I think a lot of people see the landlord as “evil” too, but I don’t see him that way at all. He’s presented in an antagonistic role towards Beauty’s mom, but let’s face it - evicting people is what landlords of all stripes have to do when somebody isn’t paying rent. I chose the landlord situation because it was something that could explain itself in one panel, and I couldn’t use the original “let’s lock Beauty’s parent in a sanitarium as blackmail” plotline since you can’t just lock people up for being crazy anymore. (I have an uncle who works in the mental health field and sometimes works with the police to evaluate people in exactly that kind of situation - basically they can’t do anything unless you present a clear danger to yourself or other people.)
I hope this explains my decisions - I really did try to think through every choice I made with this comic. I had thought of putting no white people at all in the story and that somehow seemed racist too??
If anyone else has any thoughts on this or anything else I draw then you can always let me know :)
For the guy who was complaining a while back about Metalocalypse slash fiction showing up on his dash. I can’t find the original post anymore but that’s okay because I’m sure this applies to a lot of people anyway.
After this comic got such a crazy amount of notes, I really wanted to make a thank-you/appreciation drawing… it took me a while but I finally got around to it. :D