Ey! First post here. I've lurked the forums a few times but never registered. I'm trying to find the right forums that work as a good idea wall. Most of what I post to my tumblr or to art threads on /co/ get no replies. So we'll see.
I'm a huge fan of that 90s generation of cartoons like Batman:TAS, Ninja Turtles and Darkwing Duck, which had no problem being a monster-of-the-week type deal. What was cool about them was that the parents could unironically enjoy it too. They had to get over the initial absurd premise, though. And I think that's what makes it fun. Liking a series for one thing despite what it SEEMS to be.
Getting to the point. I want to make a superhero story set in an island nation, and the herione is a casual nudist beach bunny who stumbles upon an ancient pirate's magical bandanna in a coastal grotto. So her power is invincibility (the kind where you still get knocked around due to issues of weight, but never suffer a scratch from it), and her 'Gotham' is a fictional world's equivalent of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Anyway, here's my first go at what the comic would look like.
The current 9-panel layout, and the style of text bubbles will NOT be carrying over. That line-less style and the bright popping colors would be, however. That's Mondo Bot from Samurai Jack btw. Not canon with what I've got planned or anything; Just an archetype baddie to build a draft with.
I'm interested in hearing the initial, unabashed MENTAL reaction to this idea. Like, how it strikes you personally, instead of how it would seem 'proper' to respond. I want this comic to be about nudity the same way the Cosby Show was about race; IE, it wasn't really. I'm a big admirer of how The Meek handled nudity. My goal is that after time, no one even talks about the fact that Kiki is naked during her adventures. I've gotten the opinions from a lot of my guy friends, and they dig it, but I'm really interested in how this strikes the ladies. I've come across a couple that are really chill with it, and that lifts my spirits. I mean, it's their toes I'm sort of stepping on to make this happen. I want to hear the dynamic social consensus from the opposite side of the fence from the one that I'm on. If it's not gratuitous, is it cool? Where's the line that makes it gratuitous?--Have I already crossed it, maybe? There will be a fair share of naked dudes walking around the place. It's a clothes-optional island nation after all. According to the setting, it's a thing that's been around for awhile.
ANYWAY. Any response is better than no response. Silence is the only thing that discourages me. It's good to meet you, PA forums.