In recent times there have been Kickstarters for shows whereby people say “They ought to bring back…” Inevitably if these shows ever are remade the response for the most part is “It’s not like I remember.”
The reason why it is not like you remember is because you are like Charles Foster Kane and his lost sled. It can be very hard to reclaim that moment of childhood innocence. Therefore what you desire isn’t so much the cartoon or TV series but the feeling that you associate it with it.
In my case I remember getting up early to watch the cartoons, sitting with a tray and eating my cereal (or if I was being sneaky leftovers from a family dinner party the night before!) There was the anticipation of the cartoon to come. This was in the days before your box recorders so if you didn’t have a tape ready or you weren’t there then you missed it.
Therefore when making Reynard City I felt the better approach was to be conscious of that desire to get your childhood back but also be mindful of the fact that some people watching are older and a bit more cynical. In some respects this means it is closer to the eyebrow raising referencing of Freakazoid and Earthworm Jim. However we also like to think there is enough action and character cribbed from Spiderman, X-Men and so forth.
Thus if you are yet to read Reynard City (if so hello, thanks for coming on the site and having a look) here is a way you can prepare your mind to reclaim some of that Saturday morning feeling-
1. Get the snacks in (and yes Fox’s biscuits may be obvious but are totally acceptable!)
3. Read Issue 1
4. Video break!
5. Have someone nag you to go outside. Alternatively the nagging in your own head.
6. Issue 2
7. Tea/coffee/novelty milkshake break!
9. Issue 3
10. Do it all again next week. Or tomorrow. Or an hour later (because you’re an adult and can do it whenever you want!)
There you have it- if you enjoyed your virtual Saturday morning donate to the Issue 24 Kickstarter. Or if you’re not sure do it again and then donate