Comic 55 - #IFightGhosts - Season 2.5

Posted on 20th Jan 2016, 12:00 AM
#IFightGhosts - Season 2.5
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mdunn82 20th Jan 2016, 12:00 AM edit delete
With the gears turning, we hope you guys are enjoying the machine that is #IFightGhosts. We are excited for this story arc, as it tackles a long running joke we've all been making. ?

We have heard several comparisons of the original designs of Spectro to a character from Freakazoid! named "Candle Jack". Shawn Langley and Myself were unaware of the character when we created Spectro. We didn't watch the show which has been off the air for something like 20 years now. The actual concept when we designed him was Oogie Boogie meets Spawn Meets Deadpool. We altered his look a lot from our original sketches because he originally didn't have the big toothy smile.

When compared side by side, the characters only really share similar body types and the tailed, hood. If you go look at most ghost cartoons though, this is a common theme.

Candlejack also looks like Oogie Boogie, who looks like Fatso, who looks like slimer, who looks like any other ghost cartoon in the history of ghosts. If you're feeling especially interested, look up Harvey Comics Vs. Columbia Pictures. It was a big deal because Harvey claimed a copyright dispute over the likeness of Slimer and the Ghostbusters logo looking similar to Fatso from the Casper series.

It was ruled in favor of Columbia due to the "limited ways to draw a figure of a cartoon ghost.".

We've embraced the whole Candlejack comparison and this next arc, "It's time for Spectromaniacs" is the result of all of this information.


notfun 20th Jan 2016, 12:55 AM edit delete reply
really dig your style man
PuppetMan 20th Jan 2016, 8:53 PM edit delete reply
Oh, this second half has been hilarious so far. I hope that you guys make a cartoon or something sometime. I think Billy West or Dana Snyder should voice Spectro.
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