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Schulz City: That Yellow S.1 by ninjaink Schulz City: That Yellow S.1 by ninjaink
Schutz City: That Little Such-and-Such.

Script by Jean Luc Pham.

Art by me.
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DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
They're adorable.
jimibab Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man, this is amazing!
Bohvey Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Why would the batter yell, "Hey Batta Batta!"?
HarveyHarpy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
That Yellow Blockhead!
TimGaukerToons Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's super cool!
vacuumslayer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
zomg. awesome.
HarlequindeSade Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I remember reading Peanuts when I was younger, and I didn't realize how depressing it was until years later. Now that I remember it and Sin City, I realize they both go together in some morbid way. You've done that nicely here.

You've managed to carry out Miller's style of coloring only a few things and leaving the rest black and white. Oh, and the way other things (particularly Sally) are left in the shadow? That's a nice touch, a very nice tribute to Miller. Excellent job on making the three of them look older and more gritty, especially Charlie Brown. Man, it's like looking at him some years down the line after he's realized the horror of his existance. And of course, the narration just screams MSB (Miller Style Brooding). Excellently carried out.

So overall, I love this. Sin City, while certainly over the top, is still interesting, and especially fun to try out for different things like this. Time to check out the next one.
Dylanio21 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Adore it.
Losrandir Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Ruyc Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Why do I get the feeling that Charlie Brown will turn out to be this agressive in the future?
Great job tough
DreMalone Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Love it!! :)
history-nerd Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Wow, as I saw this, I had two reactions.


Two : it scared the crap out of me!

Luckily, the two reactions can coexist, right?
Jouniac Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Hilarious as HELL!!!
This is too Good. I love Peanuts, and, I love Frank Miller's art from way back, both His images, and, writing! You've got it as good as possible, without being Frank Miller, and the mix is great, to.! This would make a great graphic novel/homage to both creators. Consider it, if You will, as this brought Me lots of laughs, and mindflips!
I lover it! You've captured the Miller Style, almost perfectlly, both in writing, AND, art! I would love to see the rest of this story arc, leading to it's conclusion! So, how's bout it: Possible?!
cadillacstyle Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Dude I have to get prints of these, I would like to get prints of the robocop pieces too. I love this. I think it absolutely fantastic, art and writing.
cadillacstyle Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
PerfectChaosZero Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Is there another page?
Amaro-House Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Jajajajaja, thats great!!!
Rommel13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Nicely done.
siri-nan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Peanuts and Sin City - two of my favorite comics together in one big epicness.

The last caption really got to me. Good grief, Charlie Brown. XD
Amazing parody ya'll did! =D
paisamen Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
BunnyHeadWounds Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
This is amazing. Really.
VanillaBeast Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
I seen the article where they compared you guys, I don't see how anyone could think you were ripping from him other than the black and white theme. At least yours has dialog and a purpose, the other is just a cyborg type pic with no emotion or story. This is one of the coolest pics I've seen in a long time, good job.
Dabblinguy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Great job here, man- I bet Schulz and Miller themselves would give you a pat on the back for this awesome tribute =D
"I love comic books and I love anime. It’s kind of like being in a crack house with no money.”- Samuel L. Jackson
KnuxfanEO Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
msp1518 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
What a gem. Love this. Must share with all.
PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Really great parody is hard to find, and this is it indeed. Clever, funny, on point, and it skewers two targets at once. I'm impressed!
raspil Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009   Writer
that is absolutely brilliant. i am speechless.
DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great concept, executed well! Top marks to all involved.
tokotiger Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Oh, poor Jason Yungbluth.

He labors for years to make a career off the same joke, and is a very competent writer and artist, but does he get the same media attention? Nooooo.
ritwik-mango Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
holy shit .... gud work
Myquael Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
I've just translated this to spanish. I hope you dont mind, I put a link to this post:

grantneufeld Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
This is tremendously brilliant. Awesomeness!
bleedinginbinary Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Thumbs up!
gm2 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009   Photographer
Just too funny.
DashMcCool Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Awesome realization of a brilliant idea.
agnosticanarch Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
This is too fucking awesome! You are the man for thinking of it!

SabreBash Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This just trumps all the awesome things i've seen before. This is truly a stroke of genius.
The-Russian-Gestapo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, got to hate the head of steam those random fans got up over something that was a complete coincidence (I didn't even think they were that similar).

Anyway, nastiness aside, loving the completely random crossover here.
Tidan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Dude your comic has been mentioned in the united kindom metro- congratulations! (
Weapon-Brown Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009

Actually, that "hack" comment came from an enthusiastic fan of mine who I have spoken to and who regrets getting a head of steam over this. You are in no way a hack, nor do I think you have in anyway been influenced by my work. Your parody is great! More power to ya.
ninjaink Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your courtesy: yes, I was referring to that poster for his comment. :)
original66 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Totally unoriginal in my opinion. Millers' style has been ripped off enough. Even the premise of the story is unoriginal. Nice try.......[link]
ninjaink Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist

All I am going to say is this: I am a full-time student getting my doctorate with very little time for much else. That time is usually devoted to reading and drawing. An occasional movie doesn't hurt.

Being a self-taught artist, I work almost exclusively with pre-existing characters and most of my art is fan art that I can't make a profit from. As such, I require a lot of outside input: people telling me what to do, sending me scripts, ideas, etc.

The two most influential being my friends, Mark Pellegrini and Jean Luc Pham. Mark and I conceived of a "Peanuts Z" manga parody a few years ago after an amusing internet conversation.

It was a modest hit.

Jean Luc Pham pitched the Frank Miller-esque "Schulz City" idea. I asked him if it was ok if I run with it, since I think he did such a good job with the parody.

We're not here to steal people's ideas: Mark's work was a strict parody of Peanuts based on the "Loonatics" cartoon that was causing such a stir at the time. Pham's idea is a parody of Miller's work in the same way one may see Inspector Gadget hard-boiled parodies on DeviantArt as well.

Unoriginal? Yes, in the sense that parody stems from a source. But we're not here to plagiarize or publicize: in fact, we can't. We're not even here to make a series, just this stand alone work. We're here to create art: some to laugh at, some to appreciate, some to marvel at. We cannot turn a profit nor do we choose to.

If we garner more press than people who have tried similar concepts, then ask the people such as MTV's blog as to why they chose our piece instead. I honestly have no clue.
ninjaink Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Furthermore: the similarities between "Weapon Brown" and what we have done are restricted to the use of negative space. If we were to do a satire of Sin City, then it's natural that we use Frank Miller's style. That's not a "rip-off": that's an intent. MTV's blog makes this clear:

"Created by deviantART member Ninjaink, the humorous two-page story 'That Yellow Shirted Such-And-Such' (a nod to the “Sin City” story 'That Yellow Bastard';) blends Schulz’s insightful wit with Miller’s signature grit. A hulking Marv-like Charlie Brown’s introspection has descended into full-on brooding, Linus’ philosophical nature is replaced with smug bravado and Sally’s stubbornness is redefined by an adult sexuality. All of the details that made 'Sin City' brutal are present and accounted for."

So no, I am not a "hack", who "feels the need to copy Frank Millers' style too, instead of having one of [my] own," as someone posted on Joseph Lisner's site. I'm the artist illustrating a funny story that relies on that particular style to achieve its effect.
Ben070 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
i found this through a newspaper blog, great work.
Weapon-Brown Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Very funny! Of course, I've been doing a li'l something like this for a couple years now...

clawxyz Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Professional Writer
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