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STAMP: I Still Do... by BechnoKid STAMP: I Still Do... by BechnoKid
Are you a cartoonist who is ashamed of admitting that you still like anime?

Then this stamp is for you. Some of us cartoonists are just too embarrassed to admit we like both Western cartoons AND anime. According to some, you either have to hate anime and love cartoons, or love anime but hate cartoons. I'm sure that some of you cartoonists have followed that rule for quite sometime, but then you realize how much anime impacts your lives when it comes to drawing. I know that I depend on anime as well as Western cartoons for inspiration.

But you might wonder why we would feel ashamed in the first place! There might be a few reasons as a matter of fact:

1) Most of us started drawing anime as young and naive kids before officially switching to our cartoony styles today, so of course we'd feel a little too ashamed to go back into drawing anime.

2) I'm sure most of us agree that we hate seeing artists turn classic cartoon characters into bishies and moes, so this gives us the impression that we should not be affiliated with anime at all.

3) Some of us contribute to the everlasting battle of which kind of animation is better: Western cartoons or Japanese anime. Of course since we draw in a cartoony style, we would immediately assume that Western cartoons are much better than Japanese anime, so therefore we assume that we should never draw fanart of anime.

4) Perhaps most importantly, I'm sure that some of you cartoonists have talked to your other cartoonist friends and asked them if they liked a certain anime. Then your friend would say, "ANIME?! ARE YOU KIDDING? I HATE ANIME, DON'T EVER MENTION ANIME TO ME." Just from talking to that friend, you are afraid to ask any one of your cartoonist friends if they liked anime in the sheer fear of being looked down upon. Now, I've never had a friend who said that sentence, mind you. I've just knew that my friend didn't like anime and that's completely fine with me! xDD I was just too afraid to ask any other friend if they liked it.

This stamp is not meant to deride or insult cartoonists who do not like anime. They are completely entitled to their own opinions about anime and their art is still wonderful in their own ways whether or not they like anime.

Whether this stamp is approved or not, I hope that this is a way for cartoonists to jump out of their shame of liking anime. For me, being a cartoonist has made me picky on which kinds of anime I'd like to watch. Being a cartoonist helps me pay attention to how the anime is drawn and the story that takes place in the anime. I actually know what anime to watch instead of ones that are only filled with KAWAII DESU, boobs and pantyshots.


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WickidlyStrange13 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I agree!
DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Student Artist
RavenE20 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tom-Tiger Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Nice Job
QUEENPEN Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At my college my teacher would bash any cartoonist that like anime. One day He caught me watching Naruto and made fun because I was watching "Crapime" as he called it. I am not the type of person who like people telling her what to do. I told him just because you dont like anime doesn't mean it bad. And instead of trying to put me down for something I like, shouldn't you be teaching us to like ALL ART FORMS! I then report him for bashing other form of art that he doesn't understand, because I didnt go to college just to hear some idiot speak nonsenses!
xJustAnotherHuman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
CoyChimera Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Rin-chan1234 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally agree with this stamp! :O
I tried drawing anime/manga before (just to see if I could), and I suck at it! XD There are also many other reasons why I don't draw anime/manga, but I don't wanna leave a huge comment. XD
Besides, cartoons and Disney have inspired me greatly and I will never give them up! :heart:~ \('w'\)
persiancat111 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love cartoons and anime :) I will use this on my profile :D
DanaDani Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally agree.:thumbsup:
I love Anime style and cartoons.And I always thought,if my friends or anyone else don't like it,THEN IT'S THEIR PROBLEM!:iconrainbowtrollplz:
I will never stop drawing anime/cartoony because it is my hobby and I don't want to leave it only because some morons don't like it.
chillypaz Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Nice stamp, only one thing; ANIME ARE CARTOONS!
DalmationCat Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
i like both
MimiSparkle Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Number one is exactly what I did. But to be honest, I think drawing anime is just too tedious. The eyes are HUGE and shiny and colorful, and the faces… well, I never got the faces right *shudders*
drake-fighter-0127 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is true... thank you for this amazing stamp
Blaze-5 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
violentchihuahua Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Man as much i love to draw cartoony stuff..I am currently obsessed with Naruto and Naruto Shippuden,and i like alot of anime and manga but i never actually thought about drawing manga style though
NiftyNautilus Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
My life story. :-)
Torosiken-II Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's annoying how a lot of people in cartoon fandom hates when we make something related to Japan for the charas in the cartoons and the opposite D:

I like both! ;w;
Schplitzkriegs Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Somebody got mad at me for drawing Hetalia pics in a cartoon style.
Pluie-Froide Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
And Reason 4# goes the same way for your friends who do draw anime/manga style; they think cartoons are for kiddies. Being a cartoonist has made me both afraid to mention I watch anime and seem behind the times with the people who watch it. :XD: Jeeeez.
Cosmic-Loop Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm actually the opposite: when I was younger, I drew cartoon-ey styles alot, like Spongebob and Powerpuff Girls, then when i started teen-hood and discovered anime, I started drawing in manga-style. Now I'm almost 17, and I'm half-switching to cartoon-ey again! >_<

Maybe it'll help me find my drawing style, one day~

But I will admit: I have always loved cartoons and anime. ^_^
And I always will~
Fauphisto Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
My style is greatly influenced by both, so I can't choose one over the other. XD
TheWhiteRoseStudios Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
This is so true! I don't get why I have to like either anime or western cartoons. Why not like both? :)
Narlina-Lumiose Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I SO agree with this.
MusicalCookiex3 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student
I love anime and cartoons :D
KikiwasHEREagain Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist
i lovw ANIME im not much of a cartoonist digital sadly but my one problem is... people comming up to me and saying.... why do you draw anime.... its cartoon style...god damn it... anyway love the stamp fun fun fun :)
BreakingSasuke Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Anime is a style of a cartoon. Cartoons are drawings. Anime and cartoons are the same thing to me. :P
joiski Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here..
gatta-demonia Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Totally agree. I hate how this became such a huge shitstorm. Every medium has their gems as well as their crap. I grew up with both. Sailor Moon will always be my childhood hero and Esmeralda will always be my favorite Disney gal. I swear, some of the things people say against anime tend to sound suspiciously racist...
meganann23 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
It's a cartoon is Anime, but Cartoons and Anime are between different. I don't get most cartoonists dislikes anime.

It's nice stamp.
darthcow55 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Im not really a cartoonist but I looooooooove anime and I want to be a cartoonist
Anurita Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a wonderful stamp :D Forever ♥
Anime and Cartoons are equal - when it comes to quality. Anime/Cartoon can be either a masterpiece or a total trash :D
Sabrewulf238 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Uh....Anime is just another way of saying Japanese Cartoon though.

The only difference is the style. It's not like they're on opposite ends of reality.
Echo-impulsivesound Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Yes that is true, but there are large differences between the styles of western cartoons and eastern cartoons, I believe that is what he was getting at.
VeliaRickman Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will ALWAYS love both... :D
Baekju Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
:icontearplz: Yes!
Finally there is somebody that makes sense
Queenz14 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Im a anime artist and i still like anime. Hey how did u make a stamp
Queenz14 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Im a anime artist and i still like anime. Hey how did u make a stamp
Auggiekins Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011   Digital Artist
I love you.
I have seen so many cartoonists bash anime. I was really starting to get depressed.
I'm mostly an anime fan, but I like my share of western cartoons as well. And as for artists, as long as your art is attractive to me, I like it. So I watch a lot of cartoonists. But almost all of them hate anime and are always bashing it! I eventually got sick of it and had to unsubscribe from a lot of them, and it made me sad, because they were so good.
XFortuneXCookieX Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Ahhh. This..

I love watching anime, I used to draw it a lot. I'm ashamed of it now. Extremely ashamed of it.

I think because its such a lowly desired form of art.

I was speaking with a disney artist at Walt Disney World, my mother mentioned my old anime drawings.. Needless to say, I was mortified and the artist completely turned up her nose and shook her head.

I perfer my cartoon style I have now though. I feel more original :U
galacticpink Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this needs a reverse too! I hold -animation- to the same standards and I like a cartoon if it fits those standards! (Plot, villains that make sense (in context), etc) and I actually love to see anime drawn in "cartoon" style and reverse! Very nice!

(I admit there are far fewer cartoons I like than anime, but I really think its a matter of exposure... and major nostalgia filter issues, I have ALL NEW CARTOONS SUX problem. XD. I am far more likely to look at an anime I've never seen than a cartoon. XD)
DeviousVampire Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
So you are the genius behind this stamp (I need to look at what I fave more often...)

I agree, considering I'm surrounded by peoplw who dislike it with what an insanely irrational passion espcially when I found this odd pattern with the two:

Both genres sometimes feed off of each other.

Like osamu tezuka's style is actually influenced by 1930's fleisher cartoons or how some animes are influenced by older Disney movies which were inspired by both real life and older cartoons...Recently it seems to be the other way around, I've seen some cartoons with an anime-ish tilt to them, and some animes that seem to have a western tilt to them.

I like both, I mean I grew up with heavy doses of both and even though -for the most part- my friends did too, they seem to have grown to just liking the extremes...:shrug: oh well, I'm not going to miss out because of personal biases.
TheOkapiLovesKiwis Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
I like both, why pick a side?
Sugar-IceCream Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im the opposite. ;v;
FullMetalZeldacat Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist
cartoons and anime rock!!
tacozinmahbrayn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
I've never been ashamed to admit that I still love anime! :iconimsuperhappyplz:
WolfsbaneRevolution Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
i love both
starry-samurai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
I like both. They're techincally both the same thing, after all. o.O
Rankumander Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
MY style is a mix of Anime and Cartoon. =P
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