This drawing, by Matt Groening, has been copied several times. So I also decided to post my attempt. I changed it some, and it turned out to be an exercise in doing shading and highlight.
All made in paint.NET.
Again, this is another piece I did during my Internet... starvation... *ahem*
Since it started, I've been getting back into The Simpson mood, buying Season 6, and enjoying and laughing at so many old episodes that bring back memories... TuT
I was a HUGE fan of The Simpsons growing up, you have no idea. You ever seen a person who constantly talks about one thing and never shuts up about it? Well for me, I was one of those people, and of course, I was talking about this great show.
When watching it again, I distinctly remember something interesting that I stumbled across as a kid.
As I was perusing through the Internet looking through Simpson trivia, I found a website that is based on a fan-production of the show, called "Maggie and Eric", a spin-off series that takes place 12 years after the current timeline of the original show, and stars Maggie Simpson as the main-est character, and a new Simpsons family member named Eric, who happens to have adopted more of Marge's genes (i.e. the hair, the voice, the artistic integrity, etc.)
I was a kid (11 or 12 years old, I forget), and when I saw this, my mind simply exploded right there. I literally thought it was a real spin-off, and that it was coming to FOX soon. I was so hyped for it, I literally told a lot of my schoolmates about it! XD
Of course, they didn't know what the hell I was talking about. In fact, I remember one of them sarcastically teased me, and pretended to agree with me saying that his cousin who lives in America already owns a few pirated videos of the first few episodes.
...And I believed him. God, I was such a dork.
... Actually no, let me re-phrase that, I AM such a dork.
Anyways, eventually I found out it wasn't real, and I felt really embarrassed. I didn't tell anyone about it again, and luckily they couldn't care less to talk about it either. I was that much of a chatterbox.
Even now though, I still wish this was real. It's a neat idea to set The Simpsons into a different age, because let's face it, the show is really, really stale now. Whether that's because the jokes are so worn out or people are just so plain sick of the show now is debatable, but I think a future spin-off will start things fresh. Ergo, it can create a new plethora of possibilities for jokes.
By the way, the guy who made this spin-off, Jake Lennington, is still working on it today I believe.
Go check his work out his deviantart page, ~simpspin, and also his episode guide ideas here: [link]
I will admit, from the perspective of a Simpson veteran fan of the show, there are some ideas of this spin-off I don't like.
Like say, Maggie having muscular arms, Homer still in the position of safety inspector of the plant or the over-dramatic conflict between Maggie and Lisa, but his good ideas outweigh the bad.
Like Bart working as Springfield's new radio personality which I think is genius, and his co-host is his devilish girlfriend / nemesis from his childhood, Jessica Lovejoy, which is even more genius. Or the DeGeorge family whom are the new neighbours of the Simpsons and completely despise each other except for their only child Felicia whom is smitten with Eric Simpson. And Lisa being a travelling jazz musician. Already, there are many great possibilities for jokes here.
I will agree with Lennington when he says the Simpsons needs a spin-off series. It's probably the only way to make them fresh again. And if it does get made, I will be all over it (so long as the charm of the original shines through)!
The characters are as follows; Lisa Simpson (far left), Homer Simpson (right of Lisa), Felicia DeGeorge (orange-haired kid), Eric Simpson (blue-haired kid), Maggie Simpson (centre), Bart Simpson (right of Maggie), Jessica Lovejoy (right of Bart), Marge Simpson (far right).
At #900 on my Golden VGM list on YouTube is "Harbour Hustle", Lisa's driving theme, from The Simpsons: Hit & Run.
God I love this game. And its soundtrack too. It surprisingly has so many unique and memorable songs, that it presents a new standard for TV-licensed games. Of course not that many TV-licensed games aim for quality anyway... Honestly, "Bart Goes Downtown" was another candidate for this spot as well, but I already picked it way back in the first few numbers of the list. So I went with Lisa's theme instead, which is just as awesome.
Here is another memorable episode - "Lisa's Wedding". It's really a touching story about Lisa and her happiness. Before her wedding, Homer had given her a very soulful conversation as a luckiest dad. ... Homer: Little Lisa, Lisa Simpsons. I always felt you are the best thing my name ever got attach to. Since you learnt to pin your own diapers, you've been smarter than me Lisa: Oh dad! Homer: No, no. Let me finish. I just want you to know I've always been proud of you. You're my greatest accomplishment and you did it all yourself. You helped me understand my own wife better And taught me to be a better person. But you're also my daughter. I don't think anybody could've had a better daughter... Lisa: Dad, you're babbling. Homer: See? You're still helping me. ... Well, my father has taught me a lot of things. One of them is "Big boy must not cry" but this episode really prove him wrong, even I have watched it several times.
Marge and Homer comes in Lisa`s room with a little cat in a box gotten from a nabour some houses from them. It was in the morning and they looked up the door and made sure she was a sleep, and she was. And they said togheter: "Happy Birthday, sweety!"
Lisa opens her eyes and turns around to her parents and sees the best gift ever, her first cat Snowball (1)! It was the best birthdaygift she had ever got to just be 6 years old, she had wanted a cat since she was 4 years old. And now she had one! And soon a little babysister! This was her best year so far in her life
Used a Wacom Intuous Bamboo tablet + photoshop cs4.
It was late at night 9 o`clock, when Grandpa is visiting his son Homer and his grandkids. Bart, Lisa and Maggie was so happy that their grandpa showed up, it had been a long time. He was such a great grandpa
"Bart and Lisa: Grandpa!!" "Abraham: Hey kids!" Homer who had locked up the door, watched them in the hallway. Abe sat down in the sofa while he lifted Lisa to his limp and Bart sat close into him on the other side. Maggie who had stood by Homer feet got a big smile on her face and fallowed Abe, Bart and Lisa. But she wasn`t tall enough to reach up to the sofa and gave her father a sad look. Homer couldn`t resist the face and smile while laughed a little. He then walked up to her and lifted her up to lay over the sofaback. She seemed fine there so Homer didn`t mind. She had falled down some times but didn`t have any damages so he just made her lay there. Marge was in the kitchen and heard the noise and came out. "Marge: What`s going on?" "Homer: My dad came for a visit. I think the kids is happy." Marge who saw them now got a smile on her face. "Marge: Yeah I think they are." Homer layed a arm around his wifes shoulder and smiled as well. "Bart: Grandpa, can you tell us a story?" "Abe: Of course. It was 1942 and the soldiers was coming from...." "Homer: Not to long kids, it`s nearly bedtime." "Bart and Lisa: Okay, daddy!"
Marge and Bart waiting for Homer to return from work It is nearly dinner time and Marge had the dinner ready a long time ago. She missed him and couldn`t wait to see him again because he had been at work 12 hours Bart was excited to but had fallen asleep half hour ago. Marge is also 8 months pregnant with Lisa here