QUOTE (The KKM @ May 6 2010, 08:16 PM)
QUOTE (UptoCamp @ May 6 2010, 10:10 PM)
I don't exactly get the hype about Flynn and Yardley, they seem like two people that got lost on the way to the Bongo Comics office.
Let me see if I'm reading this straight.
"I haven't followed the comic in years. For some reason, I don't have enough information on Flynn and Yardley, but their names are silly."
Maybe he's refering more to both the writer and artist's 'zanier' manner of handling the stories, which some consider a good or bad thing depending on who you ask (some like the more serious handling and atmosphere of the original comics, while fans who have been brought up on the games and cartoons tend to prefer the lighter 'cartoon animal' setup that seems more authentic to the franchise).
Also while some find Flynn and Yardley an improvement in both writing and art respectively, they do gain critisms. Some think Flynn has a 'fan-fic' method of handling things and neglects certain continuity points to make things how he desires (eg. neglecting Sally's development to make her more like her SatAm form). Yardley is also critisised for his 'zany' art taking away from the emotion or poignancy of certain scenes.
Personally I think both do a better job, but not really enough for me to think the comics are brilliant. I adore Yardley's style for example, but I hate his redesigns, because while he is authentic to Uekawa's style, he also abides to the similar 'clone' base designs that the latter does, eg. making SatAm/Archie exclusives like Sally and Bunnie into generic Tails/Cream types. Ian does better at writing the characters, but it's an iffy balance and only a few get real spotlight while others are as bland as ever. His fourth wall jabs at the franchise and cast also are funny at times but after a while they get a bit corny.
This post has been edited by E-122-Psi: 07 May 2010 - 12:10 PM