People are actually getting bent out of shape about Paul Robertson being hired to do pixel art for Gravity Falls because of his gore stuff in the past? That’s pretty fucking hilarious. I mean, just how delusional do you have to be to think that everyone involved in the animation/comic industry have only been drawing “safe” or “public friendly” pieces from the day they picked up a pen? If one is going to protest or boycott GF over that, then they would also need to stop watching a fuckton of other shows for similar reasons. Dr. Suess did a lot of military propaganda shit during World War II, some of which is a far cry away from being “politically correct”. Kiyohiko Azuma drew futanari, straight shota, and quite a bit of Eva hentai before Azumanga Daioh was even a thing. Hell, Lauren Faust did a voice over on a short where the jokes ran on 420 BLAZE IT as a punch line and J. G. Quintel’s short he did in college that became the basis for some of the characters (Mordecai and Benson) in Regular Show involved two gas station employees tripping acid on night shit. Also, Osamu Tezuka drew furry porn.
If the people getting their panties in a bunch over this knew about half the shit their favorite artists did outside of their work, they would go fucking mental.
Paul Robertson did pixel art of native american women being raped and murdered. You can see it here if you really want to. I don’t really care about Gravity Falls one way or the other but don’t try to act like that racist misogynist shit is on the same level as fucking drug references
I think you fail to understand that that piece is visual illustrated satire of a game that is already notoriously known in the gaming community as offensive. The concept isn’t even Paul’s orignal design, so I’ve got no idea where the racist claims come from. I mean, have you seen his majority of his work? There’s diversity and he has really colorful taste in a massive variety of things.
So I dunno. If people still continue to be offended by this particular piece, then fine. You are free to speak and I’m no way obligated in changing people’s minds. But do try to consider the context of Paul’s work, and why alot of artists and creators in the game/animation industry hire him to do pixels without question.
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
The dude took an old, racist, largely-forgotten game where you win by raping a native american women - a game that looked like this - and came up with a vivid depiction of the player character as a giant tentacle-dick-monster raping and killing multiple native american women. Was this intended as a critique of the original game? If so, what was the message here? Why did he think this was a timely and appropriate criticism of a game that’s 32 years old? Why did he feel the need to make the scenario even worse by adding murder to the mix? A more reasonable interpretation is that this is a tribute piece drawn by a fucked-up dude who pretty clearly gets off on drawing women being raped and murdered by monsters. (massive rape tw on that link btw)
In case you’re not sold on this being specifically racist: indigenous women were raped en masse by white settlers throughout the colonization of the Americas. They’re still raped at much higher rates than non-indigenous women. Getting off on rape is not okay. Getting off on the specific violence suffered by native women is fucking horrifying. Find something more worthwhile to defend.
Satire is more a vivid exaggeration that uses caricatures(I don’t really need to explain this). It’s more a reminder that this horrible game existed.
Why use a subject that’s 32 years old? Well. 32 years isn’t really a long time ago, and the game industry itself is still extremely young. To say this game is currently “long forgotten” really shows how ignorant you are. The game is a prime example of what can go wrong in the heads of developers when it comes to thier ideas, and it’s something that we can look back to and learn from.
As for the other thing you linked, those were sprites from one of Paul’s earliest short movies. Pirate Baby’s Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006. It’s about these guys beating up zombies in a gauntlet to save their friend that was held captive by a pirate baby on a skyscraper. You should check it out before adding false context to those images :T Do note that the film is very gory, and has pregnant zombies exploding. It’s more visual grotesque horror than anything. He’s known for this stuff.