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Congratulations, Wade, you're now a Disney Princess!

You should do a Frozen parody with Lanolin as Elsa and Bo as Anna!
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Ribbon-San Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Wayne...as Meridia?

LAMO!

So...does that make Roy his "mother"?
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AngusMcTavish Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013

I see the Craven name, and I can't help but think of a take on Kraven the Hunter, and the likeliness of meeting up with Spider-Man.

 

Wade:  Suh-suh-suh...Sp-Sp-Sp-SPIDER-Man???  OOOOHHHHHH help!

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Machu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
haha, awesome! :D
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I always loved Wade. =D
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SkyLight-X3 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I love Wade.. >w<
I'm always going to miss the old Garfield show, if only because the new one makes no mention of the US Acres characters like I hoped they would. But I'm still happy with my dvd's and the awesome fanart.
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mimitchi33 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Artist
Awesome "Brave" spoof!
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Nice! :D You never see fanart for "U.S. Acres/Orson's Farm." I loved that show when I was a kid. Nice work on capturing Wade's personality here. (I always liked how the duck on his innertube would always mimic his expressions.)

Y'know, Bill Waterson (creator of Calvin & Hobbes) made some nasty remarks about the comic strip version of U.S. Acres, which I thought was a li'l mean, considering Jim Davis (creator of Garfield & U.S. Acres) is a big fan of Calvin & Hobbes. ^^;
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Maetch Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Y'know, Bill Waterson (creator of Calvin & Hobbes) made some nasty remarks about the comic strip version of U.S. Acres, which I thought was a li'l mean, considering Jim Davis (creator of Garfield & U.S. Acres) is a big fan of Calvin & Hobbes.

Bill Watterson pretty much hates anything mainstream and over-merchandised, such as Garfield, so don't take his hate personally. Retiring Calvin and Hobbes was basically his way of saying "Screw you!" to all the greedy corporate suits who wanted him to sell out.
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Perhaps, but he actually did allow them to license a Calander before, actually. (Before he got so angry and his syndicate, and became more anti-merchandising with his comic.) Waterson actually said he wouldn't of hated licensing his comic if his comic strip's syndicate didn't try to pressure him so bad to.

Also Bill Waterson actually is a big "Peanuts" fan, which is very heavily merchandised to. So he isn't against all mainstream or merchandised comics.
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Mr-R0bby-R0b Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Perhaps Bill didn't mind Peanuts because despite all the merchandise, Schulz and his characters maintained their humbleness as far as I'm concerned and didn't resort to putting themselves on any merch that was completely retarded (ie. lame gimmick dolls etc.).
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Perhaps, but sometimes I think Waterson did go a a li'l overboard with his anti-merchandising beliefs. (I also felt his remarks about Garfield & U.S. Acres was a tad mean, considering Jim Davis praised Bill's comic "Calvin & Hobbes," and said it was one of his favorite comics. Something I guess Bill wasn't aware of that when he was bashing Jim's comics.)

I can understand Bill's points in the "C&H 10th Anniversary" book, overly merchandising can cheapen something if it's done to much, (and it gave "Poke'mon" a bad rep' so Nintendo eased up on that a bit) but a li'l merchandising isn't to bad.

Though, I think Jim Davis said they did turn down some merchandise that they felt went against Garfield's character, and stuff. So at least they weren't just rubber-stamping every merch proposal.
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Mr-R0bby-R0b Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Bill Watterson is like John Krisfaluci. Capable of some awesome things, but a little opinionated towards others. Though in John K.'s case he had more of a point on how cartoons should be best left to their creators to control.
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Yeah, John K. has some points, and is a smart guy, but he kinda has the attitude that if anyone doesn't make a cartoon like how he would, it's "bad."
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mightyfilm Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
U.S.Acres was great as a cartoon. Especially Roy and Wade's role in it. And everyone always kept complaining they weren't in the show enough or didn't have enough lines.

I liked the U.S. Acres strip, but it took Mark Evanier's manic, crazy writing style to make the cartoon as fun as it was. I mean, the dialogue alone. Ever see the Pig Ball episode? Where they play a game where they toss a baked potato, and if it landed sour cream side down, everyone had to change their name to Murray?

That's why U.S. Acres was amazing.
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Oh yeah, the "Pig Ball" episode was gold. :D I still find that funny, even after all these years.

Mark Evanier really did the "Garfield & Friends" show justice. They even had some jokes for the "parents," and older Garfield fans watching it seemed to me.

I especially liked the show's subtle parodies of those "politically-correct, always get along, always agree with each other" cartoons at the time.
(Like with the Buddy Bears, and such whom Garfield can't stand.)
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Mr-R0bby-R0b Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
I loved the Buddy Bears, they made sycophants funny. My favorite episode with them was when Roy quit his role on Orson's Farm for a more dignified acting job only to find himself their new foil and having safes dropped on him.
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Yeah, I loved that ep' to. I especially loved Roy's breakdown at the end of the episode, where he finally freaked-out, and started trying to tell kids not to listen to the Buddy Bears, and stuff. lol
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mightyfilm Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
My only disappointment is that Mark retired some of the recurring gags from that show. Which is totally respectable, just kinda a drag. He felt certain things ran their course (Binky especially) and that's why they're absent from the new Garfield series and the Boom Garfield comic book.

But yeah. I think Mark has done more justice to Garfield than Jim Davis himself. Too bad Mark doesn't write the strip currently as well.
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Shame, I kinda liked Binky, and how he annoyed Garfield. ("Anyone who sings like that ought to be drug out in the street, and shot." ~Garfield quote.)
I wish they'd bring back that "Clopman diamond" gag they would always reference.

Maybe it's the "nostalgia" talking, but somehow the new "Garfield Show" just doesn't seem the same to me as "Garfield & Friends" did. (Though it does have it's moments to. It's also nice to see they finally made Arlene a main character. She was oddly absent from all the previous Garfield TV show, and TV "specials.")
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Maetch Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
They used the Klopman gag in the Pet Force special (the Klopman Crystal)

About Arlene, the reason she never appeared in G&F is because Jim Davis insisted that only he knew how to write for her character, and it was decided that the writers were better off not trying.
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Yeah, they did create a different semi-girlfriend for later episodes of "Garfield & Friends" named Penelope.
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mightyfilm Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
I think there must be something lost in translation between the scripts and the French animation studio...and the fact that every episode is 10 minutes instead of 6 snappy minutes.

But later episodes are much closer to that Garfield. Even references it being a show and everything.
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
That's cool. :) But yeah, I kinda do prefer the shorter episodes, and the classic "Garfield Quickie" brief bits. U.S. Acres was a nice bonus to.

I kinda miss that "2 cartoons in one show" format some late-'80s and early '90s shows had. Like Heathcliff/Cats & Co., 2 Stupid Dogs/Secret Squirrel, and such.)
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Lonestarr357 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Good times. Nice picture.
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bad-asp Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wade does know it's Roy in a bear suit, right?
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rareware64 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wade is one of my fav characters from U.S. Acres next to Roy and the others.
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Deadpool65 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
The duck on his tube always reacts as him. XD
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KaraszKun Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
"HELP!! HELP!! BEAR! OH VOY! OH THE HORROR! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! BEAR! AHHH!! BEAR!!" ~ Wade
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MotorRoach Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
This is just fitting for some reason.
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