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Some Japanimation-y illustrations (Simpsons, Futurama) got spacecoyote a job at Bongo Comics. Nifty.
posted by hjo3 (33 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Interesting...but it's appalling how none of the artist types manage to capture Zoidberg's best qualities.
posted by Smart Dalek at 6:26 AM on January 22, 2007


Those pictures are pretty sweet.
posted by delmoi at 6:34 AM on January 22, 2007


She's also the author of a long-running (and award-winning) manga-style webcomic, Saturnalia.
posted by Upton O'Good at 6:55 AM on January 22, 2007


That's spacecoyote's work? I've seen it around the net; I never knew!
posted by Doohickie at 6:59 AM on January 22, 2007


congrats to her!

...too bad she's going to forget all about us.

*sniff*
posted by jcterminal at 7:19 AM on January 22, 2007


All hail the power of the internet!
posted by frecklefaerie at 7:37 AM on January 22, 2007


There was an article about this in last Saturday's Toronto Star, but it didn't say anything about MeFi membership. Fantastic picture, spacecoyote...I especially liked Patty and Selma and Sherri and Terri.
posted by The Card Cheat at 7:38 AM on January 22, 2007


Wait... is this MeFi's Space Coyote?

I hate that I can never remember the url to find out a username--blasted user numbers!
posted by dobbs at 7:43 AM on January 22, 2007


I didn't realize there was a MetaFilter user by that name. But after a quick googling, I'm pretty sure he's not the artist. Apologies to anyone who got the wrong impression.
posted by hjo3 at 7:48 AM on January 22, 2007


You want this, dobbs?
posted by Upton O'Good at 7:49 AM on January 22, 2007


The other art in her gallery is also excellent, if a bit "anime-ish" for my tastes. But in one of her drawings (of some people and a large monster) she absolutely nails the Simpsons/Futurama style... I can see why Bongo would want her.

I never knew there were Futurama comics... I wonder who buys them.
posted by Spacelegoman at 8:26 AM on January 22, 2007


People still say "Japanimation"?
posted by jimmy at 8:43 AM on January 22, 2007


Also, there was one issue of the Futurama comic that nearly approached genius. Each character from the show starred in their own story told on corresponding panels on each page (Fry's on panel one of each page, Leela's on panel two of each page, etc.), but there was also a coherent overarching story that one could follow by reading it straight through like any other comic. It was a pretty good exercise in the limits of the medium. Scott McCloud would be proud, fat and proud.

The art in the link is pretty nice.
posted by jimmy at 8:57 AM on January 22, 2007


For the record this isn't me.
posted by Space Coyote at 9:06 AM on January 22, 2007


What about this spacecoyote? I'll be bummed if we can't say MetaFilter's Own™ spacecoyote.
posted by zsazsa at 9:27 AM on January 22, 2007


Oh, brilliant. I also like this bloke's take on the Teen Titans, Kim Possible, and...... whatever the hell this happens to be.
posted by ELF Radio at 10:21 AM on January 22, 2007


The "bloke" is a "she" named Nina Matsumoto. And zsazsa.... the spacecoyote you linked to posted 9 comments back in 2000, when Nina was 15. I'm kind of guessing those posts are not the work of a 15-year-old girl, but I could be wrong.
posted by Doohickie at 10:29 AM on January 22, 2007


ELF... oops... sorry. You're referring to a different "bloke" aren't yout?
posted by Doohickie at 10:30 AM on January 22, 2007


for fuck's sake.

1. it's not our spacecoyote.
2. it's improper to use the term 'japanimation'. it's not even animation!
3. it's a link to a crappy website.

why was this posted again?!?
posted by jcterminal at 10:31 AM on January 22, 2007


jcterminal: "why was this posted again?!?"

Because it's cool. Duh!
posted by Drexen at 10:54 AM on January 22, 2007


is this the same space coyote that teamed up with imari?
posted by Burritos Inc. at 11:19 AM on January 22, 2007


So... this is our space coyote right?
posted by graventy at 11:49 AM on January 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


She's everyone's spacecoyote now. *snif*
posted by MegoSteve at 12:13 PM on January 22, 2007


What a neat story. I haven't read Saturnalia, but I will now. She's a nice artist, and it's reassuring to see that she hasn't always been that way. As a hopeful artist who is trying to improve it's good to see the progress of others and to see that people can actually improve greatly with time and practice. (When looking at brilliant artists online one can get the impression that they've been amazing ever since they first held a pencil. This might be the case in some people, but I think it has more to do with the fact that artists are usually not to willing to put their less-accomplished works online. Not that I blame them)

Another internet to comics success story would be writer Gail Simone, who also started working for Bongo comics after her humor column for (IIRC) Comic Book Resources drew their attention. Behold, the power of the internet!


And not to join in the pile on or anything...but Japanimation? Seriously? That term was embarrassing to use seven years ago.
posted by kosher_jenny at 2:12 PM on January 22, 2007


Congratulations, spacecoyote! (whoseever you are.) Impressing Bill Morrison with art is not an easy feat (he is one amazing artist)! Good job, and much success to you! :)
posted by zoogleplex at 2:48 PM on January 22, 2007


> And not to join in the pile on or anything...but Japanimation? Seriously? That term was embarrassing to use seven years ago.

I like the word. It's pleasantly antiquated. Besides, "anime" suggests a certain familiarity that I'd rather not project... the overwhelming majority of it is crap, IMHO.
posted by hjo3 at 3:59 PM on January 22, 2007


So... this is our space coyote right?

From indications, no. The thing about Simpsons references is that anybody can use them.
posted by dhartung at 4:11 PM on January 22, 2007


Do you mean "Shimpsonzu!"?
posted by mariokrat at 4:27 PM on January 22, 2007


Fine. I'll just say it: The Simpsons one creeps me right the fuck out.

"What if I re-imagined The Simpsons, except I make every character look like they're either pumping pure evil though their black hearts or a pedophile. Except for Bart, who I'll make look like a Dragonball Z character and shit, why not, I never thought Marge looked enough like Linn Minmei anyway."

Well done, but *skeeze*
posted by Cyrano at 4:36 PM on January 22, 2007


I've been using the Futurama one as my desktop for the last month.
posted by cerulgalactus at 5:27 PM on January 22, 2007


The futurama one is great. Thanks for this.
posted by The God Complex at 6:13 PM on January 22, 2007


I'll take credit for it.
posted by Frank Grimes at 6:19 PM on January 22, 2007


This is very cool : >
posted by amberglow at 9:45 PM on January 22, 2007


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