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.
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!
I totally agree with this stamp! 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! ~ \('w'\)
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*
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. Jeeeez.
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~
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
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...
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.
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)
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... oh well, I'm not going to miss out because of personal biases.
Yes, oh yes it is about time. Don Bluth enjoys anime, he said so himself on his site, a lot of cartoonist come damn close to anime (SWAT kats come to mind) so why can't a cartoonist say, "hey, I enjoy this art style in this way called this" with the automatic "WUT! You are a hack! Get away from me!"
I don't mind seeing anime versions of old cartoons..for me its intresting how one version looks diffrent to the other..
and I like Anime...and I draw both Anime style and some western..once and while or try to mix the two in a bit...
and I love an anime with a good story and an intresting style..I do like Comedies though..if it makes me laugh I like it..or smile even.
I dislike Animes that feed off of just boobs and pantyshots alone...but if it has that..it better have some good storyline and at least some humorous moments or something to back it up..something that have me "ok..I can ignore some perverted fanservice moments in this one" or something...