Wonderful Braniff "Air Strip" Artwork. This is better resolution than anything i found so far …
The Artist-Troll War part 2 - NEGATIVITY DESTROYS ALL
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Oh my god. This… is disgusting. There’s really no sugar-coating it; it absolutely is. in every way.
Look, hear me the fuck out. I’m the furthest thing from a “big mean troll”. I’ve read through your comic’s entire archives. While I take issue with the stiffness of a lot of your character posing, I think you have potential and some of your comics come across as genuinely clever; well-composed and interpreting the quote you’re covering in a creative way. You have loads of room to improve but you have obvious skill and could do great stuff.
Which is why it is particularly obnoxious to see something this bad coming from someone with potential. You’ve gone beyond the mere regressive anti-criticism tone of your past “big bad trolls” comics to breaking new ground in using a REAL, LIVING PERSON’S IMAGE to promote an awful, toxic agenda.
"A lot of you probably don’t know who Hayao Miyazaki is" - I dunno, he’s only a freaking household name and the most mainstream anime creator? But that’s not the primary issue here. The primary issue is that Miyazaki is the worst possible figure you could have chosen for this comic.
Miyazaki is one of the most hugely critical people on earth, and he’s not remotely nice about it. Haven’t you seen the bit about hyper-idealized modern anime that’s flying around Tumblr? And it’s not even just him being old, or anything like that - he was absolutely always like this. He wrote a big rant in the early 80s about how most animators that attempt Yoshinori Kanada-style animation have no idea what they’re doing and only copy him on a surface level, and in the same article basically just called out hugely popular anime Gachaman on having bad animation and the staff having no idea how the laws of physics work. Do you even know who Yoshinori Kanada is? I don’t think you do, ZenPencils guy. (see, I can do the smug holier-than-thou act too!)
And that’s not even getting into his non-anime comments about the real world, where he just comes across as an insanely grumpy old man.
You pretend to be knowledgeable about who the man is, when you absolutely aren’t. You are using one of the most harshly critical people in the industry to make a point about how criticism is bad, and that is absolutely unforgivable. Do you not realize how disrespectful this is?
Not to mention that Isao Takahata is more creative than Miyazaki anyway. But I doubt you’ve even seen anything he’s done aside from Grave of the Fireflies.
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