Journal Entry: Sat Mar 2, 2013, 12:54 PM
If anyone is wondering why I have deleted my character line-up, well, because it was a rushed job and I want to re do it in a better look. They will still look the same but with a little more detail and slightly refined anatomy, plus I think I'm going to remove the dog because it seems like a bit too much for me, besides dogs are too mainstream when it comes to these types of cartoons/comics.
Anyhow, Memphis Li Crew is an upcoming comic series and illustrations inspired by Scooby Doo, Funky Phantom, Speed Buggy, etc, but with a bit of a darker twist. It will be about three, Korean American teens and their cat as they tackle serial killers and solve murder mysteries. So here are some similarities and differences that this series is going to have.
-Set in the 1970's, complete with the attire, lingo and lifestyle
- Have their own groovy car, which is the Zen Bug, a vintage 1960's VW beetle
-Group of teens and there pet
-Mystery solving adventures
-Infamous chase scenes
Differences (MUST READ!):
-Will focus more on the teen sleuths rather than the furry sidekick
- Geared more towards murder, supernatural and disappearance capers rather than the cliche robberies, thus, giving this series a much darker tone, while having a mix of horror and comedy. However, it will not be a gore fest, that just ruins the whole story line. However, there will be minimal blood and unsettling scenes.
-Some of the killers will be based on Urban Legends such as Slenderman, Bloody Mary, Mothman, Killer with a Hook, etc.
- No cowardly characters or hot babes, they have been overdone too much, June is a well balance mix of moderate beauty and brains with an ethical side. Unlike Daphne, she's not going to be prone to kidnapping too much. On occasion at times though.
- No traps. Again, overdone, plus I want the characters to comically fight the serial killers at the last resort, but I'm not killing them off. I'm not that cruel. The cops can take care of killers. The gang will also have access to non-lethal weapons (I'm thinking paintball guns and sharp feather crossbows), making car chases very epic.
-Hidden innuendo and mild adult jokes
Like I said, read this journal thoroughly before commenting on future artwork regarding MLC (and possibly flaming that this is another Scooby rip-off). A new, refine line-up of the crew will be on the way, in full color too.
The series still needs alot of work to make it my own. It you have any suggestions, feel free to comment as they will help me in the future.