This past Saturday, Mutant Watch had the opportunity to sit with amazing guest Sandy Jimenez, artist, writer, director, animator, and creator of the underground comic Marley Davidson: Bronx Exorcist and of the comic strip Shit House Poet. For that afternoon’s chat, Sandy and the rest of us talked about X-Men: The Animated Series, how it has impacted us and its groundbreaking importance in Saturday morning cartoon television and animation in general.
The chat went from the serialized structure and overarching emotionally complex arcs it developed, to the way it successfully adapted X-Men soap opera-like narrative progression (and specially Claremont era’s one), to the risky political and psychological themes it explored, to how simple it presented itself to new audiences… and even with Sandy describing some of the technical revolutionary aspects it posed, in the variable use of drawings per frames, detail to costume and hair design, and how it influenced what came after it (that bit of the chat is at minute 55 for those particularly interested!). You can watch the whole roundtable here:
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Talking ‘X-Men: The Animated Series’ with Sandy Jimenez – Mutant Watch Ep021
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