History OffModel / NewMedia

17th Jun '18 8:05:20 PM Twentington
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** Averted since 2003 (again excluding #522 above), due to Mark Fredrickson becoming the primary cover artist.
17th Jun '18 8:01:52 PM Twentington
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* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' used to let several different artists draw the front cover, which almost always has mascot Alfred E. Neuman on it. Usually, they would pick artists who could render him in a style very close to the style of Norman Mingo, who did most of the covers until his death in the mid-1970s. Even artists with radically different styles, such as Jack Davis or Mort Drucker, were able to adapt Alfred to their own style while still keeping him recognizably close to Mingo's. But once, they let movie poster artist Drew Struzan do a cover, which turned out [[http://madcoversite.com/mad379.html nightmare-fuelingly]] off-model. Creator/SergioAragones' three covers didn't fare much better due to his loose sketchy style, nor did James Warhola's [[http://madcoversite.com/mad386.html attempt]] to make him resemble [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]] (although Warhola's previous covers in TheEighties averted this, as they were painted like Mingo's covers instead of hand-drawn like the Ash Ketchum fusion). This trope has been largely averted since the early 21st century, as nearly all of the covers have been done by Mark Frederickson, who, being a digital artist, is easily able to replicate the styles of old.

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* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' used to let several different artists draw the front cover, which almost always has mascot Alfred E. Neuman on it. Usually, they would pick artists who could render him in a style very close to the style of Norman Mingo, who did most of the covers until his death in the mid-1970s. Even artists with radically different styles, such as Jack Davis or Mort Drucker, were able usually managed to adapt Alfred to their own style while still keeping him recognizably close to Mingo's. But once, they let movie poster artist Drew Struzan do a cover, which turned out styles without going off-model. However...
** Creator/SergioAragones got three covers over the years:
[[http://madcoversite.com/mad210.html #210]], [[http://madcoversite.com/mad293.html #293]], and [[http://madcoversite.com/mad522.html #522]]. All three are quite off-model due to his minimalistic, sketchy style. The first of the three was lampshaded in an anthology of the first 400 covers, in which Sergio is quoted as protesting that #210 was the closest he could do to being on-model.
** Creator/DrewStruzan's only contribution to the magazine was the cover of [[http://madcoversite.
com/mad379.html nightmare-fuelingly]] off-model. Creator/SergioAragones' three covers didn't fare much better #379]].
** James Warhola usually averted this
due to painting most of his loose sketchy style, nor did James Warhola's covers. But his hand-drawn attempt to make Alfred resemble [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]] on the [[http://madcoversite.com/mad386.html attempt]] to make him resemble [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]] (although Warhola's previous covers in TheEighties averted this, as they were painted like Mingo's covers instead cover of hand-drawn like the Ash Ketchum fusion). This trope has been largely averted since the early 21st century, as nearly all of the covers have been done by Mark Frederickson, who, being a digital artist, #386]] is easily able to replicate the styles of old.a pretty jarring attempt that essentially fails at both sides.
23rd May '18 11:27:24 PM Twentington
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* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' used to let several different artists draw the front cover, which almost always has mascot Alfred E. Neuman on it. Usually, they would pick artists who could render him in a style very close to the design codified by longtime cover painter Norman Mingo, who pretty much codified Alfred's design. While this usually led to subtle DependingOnTheArtist moments (most notably with the covers drawn by Jack Davis or Mort Drucker), most of the covers still stuck fairly close to Mingo's style. But once, they let movie poster artist Drew Struzan do a cover, which turned out [[http://madcoversite.com/mad379.html nightmare-fuelingly]] off-model. Creator/SergioAragones' three covers didn't fare much better due to his loose sketchy style, nor did James Warhola's [[http://madcoversite.com/mad386.html attempt]] to make him resemble [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]] (although Warhola's previous covers in TheEighties averted this, as they were painted like Mingo's covers instead of hand-drawn like the Ash Ketchum fusion). This trope has been largely averted since the early 2000s, as Mark Fredrickson now does about 90% of the covers.

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* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' used to let several different artists draw the front cover, which almost always has mascot Alfred E. Neuman on it. Usually, they would pick artists who could render him in a style very close to the design codified by longtime cover painter style of Norman Mingo, who pretty much codified Alfred's design. While this usually led to subtle DependingOnTheArtist moments (most notably with did most of the covers drawn by until his death in the mid-1970s. Even artists with radically different styles, such as Jack Davis or Mort Drucker), most of the covers Drucker, were able to adapt Alfred to their own style while still stuck fairly keeping him recognizably close to Mingo's style.Mingo's. But once, they let movie poster artist Drew Struzan do a cover, which turned out [[http://madcoversite.com/mad379.html nightmare-fuelingly]] off-model. Creator/SergioAragones' three covers didn't fare much better due to his loose sketchy style, nor did James Warhola's [[http://madcoversite.com/mad386.html attempt]] to make him resemble [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]] (although Warhola's previous covers in TheEighties averted this, as they were painted like Mingo's covers instead of hand-drawn like the Ash Ketchum fusion). This trope has been largely averted since the early 2000s, 21st century, as Mark Fredrickson now does about 90% nearly all of the covers.covers have been done by Mark Frederickson, who, being a digital artist, is easily able to replicate the styles of old.
7th Mar '18 10:00:29 AM bitemytail
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** Unfortunately, some of that stuff still happened canonically. Vladimir seems to have been KilledOffForReal. Moira and Louie have been having some sort of light-switch relationship since then. So as long as we have plot coming out of that damn thing, there are going to be people who have to watch it for that material... unless, of course, Gaia has it remade as a manga in their usual art styles (hint, ''hint'', Gaia staff).
3rd Dec '16 5:25:24 PM Twentington
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* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' used to let several different artists draw the front cover, which almost always has mascot Alfred E. Neuman on it. Usually, they would pick artists who could render him in a style very close to the design codified by former cover artist Norman Mingo. While this led to some noticeable varations (Jack Davis and Mort Drucker in particular had takes that were noticeably different from Mingo but still on-model), there have been exceptions. Once, they let movie poster artist Drew Struzan do a cover, which turned out [[http://madcoversite.com/mad379.html nightmare-fuelingly]] off-model. Creator/SergioAragones' three covers didn't fare much better due to his loose sketchy style, nor did James Warhola's [[http://madcoversite.com/mad386.html attempt]] to make him resemble [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]] (although Warhola's previous covers, which were painted, stuck more closely to Mingo's prototypes). This trope has been largely averted since the early 2000s, as Mark Fredrickson now does about 90% of the covers.

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* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' used to let several different artists draw the front cover, which almost always has mascot Alfred E. Neuman on it. Usually, they would pick artists who could render him in a style very close to the design codified by former longtime cover artist painter Norman Mingo. Mingo, who pretty much codified Alfred's design. While this usually led to some noticeable varations (Jack subtle DependingOnTheArtist moments (most notably with the covers drawn by Jack Davis and or Mort Drucker in particular had takes that were noticeably different from Mingo but Drucker), most of the covers still on-model), there have been exceptions. Once, stuck fairly close to Mingo's style. But once, they let movie poster artist Drew Struzan do a cover, which turned out [[http://madcoversite.com/mad379.html nightmare-fuelingly]] off-model. Creator/SergioAragones' three covers didn't fare much better due to his loose sketchy style, nor did James Warhola's [[http://madcoversite.com/mad386.html attempt]] to make him resemble [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]] (although Warhola's previous covers, which covers in TheEighties averted this, as they were painted, stuck more closely to painted like Mingo's prototypes).covers instead of hand-drawn like the Ash Ketchum fusion). This trope has been largely averted since the early 2000s, as Mark Fredrickson now does about 90% of the covers.
18th Sep '16 12:06:25 PM Twentington
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* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' used to let several different artists draw the front cover, which almost always has mascot Alfred E. Neuman on it. Usually, they would pick artists who could render him in a style very close to the design codified by former cover artist Norman Mingo. Once, they let movie poster artist Drew Struzan do a cover, which turned out [[http://madcoversite.com/mad379.html nightmare-fuelingly]] off-model. Creator/SergioAragones' three covers didn't fare much better, nor did James Warhola's [[http://madcoversite.com/mad386.html attempt]] to make him resemble [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]]. This trope has been largely averted since the early 2000s, as Mark Fredrickson now does about 90% of the covers.

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* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' used to let several different artists draw the front cover, which almost always has mascot Alfred E. Neuman on it. Usually, they would pick artists who could render him in a style very close to the design codified by former cover artist Norman Mingo. While this led to some noticeable varations (Jack Davis and Mort Drucker in particular had takes that were noticeably different from Mingo but still on-model), there have been exceptions. Once, they let movie poster artist Drew Struzan do a cover, which turned out [[http://madcoversite.com/mad379.html nightmare-fuelingly]] off-model. Creator/SergioAragones' three covers didn't fare much better, better due to his loose sketchy style, nor did James Warhola's [[http://madcoversite.com/mad386.html attempt]] to make him resemble [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]].Ketchum]] (although Warhola's previous covers, which were painted, stuck more closely to Mingo's prototypes). This trope has been largely averted since the early 2000s, as Mark Fredrickson now does about 90% of the covers.
6th May '16 5:57:07 PM nombretomado
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* In 2007, ''GaiaOnline'' decided to take advantage of their new cinema feature and enlisted an animation company to animate their Halloween plotline. After teasing us with works from 3d animation companies during the film festival, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=717wOI4IBiE MMVII Part 1: White Eclipse]]" was released. Even if you ignore the awkwardly implemented plot and horrible voice acting, you can't help but noticed how one of the characters appears to have come down with a horrible case of hemorrhoids. There's also the fact that after the Vampire protagonist kills a wolf and drinks its blood, they put plenty of blood on the inexplicable midsummer snow, yet ''forget to put it anywhere else''. The Vampire's mouth and the wolf's corpse are both blood free. And this is only in ''part one''. Needless to say, Gaia reverted to a comic based story line, [[ResetButton undid]] most of what happened during the animated shorts, showcased the best parodies of the shorts, and then tossed them into the bin of "[[CanonDiscontinuity Things we'd rather forget]]".

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* In 2007, ''GaiaOnline'' ''Website/GaiaOnline'' decided to take advantage of their new cinema feature and enlisted an animation company to animate their Halloween plotline. After teasing us with works from 3d animation companies during the film festival, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=717wOI4IBiE MMVII Part 1: White Eclipse]]" was released. Even if you ignore the awkwardly implemented plot and horrible voice acting, you can't help but noticed how one of the characters appears to have come down with a horrible case of hemorrhoids. There's also the fact that after the Vampire protagonist kills a wolf and drinks its blood, they put plenty of blood on the inexplicable midsummer snow, yet ''forget to put it anywhere else''. The Vampire's mouth and the wolf's corpse are both blood free. And this is only in ''part one''. Needless to say, Gaia reverted to a comic based story line, [[ResetButton undid]] most of what happened during the animated shorts, showcased the best parodies of the shorts, and then tossed them into the bin of "[[CanonDiscontinuity Things we'd rather forget]]".
19th Mar '16 6:27:45 AM Hossmeister
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29th May '15 1:53:23 PM Kid
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* In 2007, ''GaiaOnline'' decided to take advantage of their new cinema feature and enlisted an animation company to animate their Halloween plotline. After teasing us with works from 3d animation companies during the film festival, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=717wOI4IBiE MMVII Part 1: White Eclipse]]" was released. Even if you ignore the awkwardly implemented plot and horrible voice acting, you can't help but noticed how one of the characters appears to have come down with a horrible case of hemorrhoids. There's also the fact that after the Vampire protagonist kills a wolf and drinks its blood, they put plenty of blood on the inexplicable midsummer snow, yet ''forget to put it anywhere else''. The Vampire's mouth, and the wolf's corpse are both blood free. And this is only in ''part one''. Needless to say, Gaia reverted to a comic based story line, [[ResetButton undid]] most of what happened during the animated shorts, showcased the best parodies of the shorts, and then tossed them into the bin of "[[CanonDiscontinuity Things we'd rather forget]]".

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* In 2007, ''GaiaOnline'' decided to take advantage of their new cinema feature and enlisted an animation company to animate their Halloween plotline. After teasing us with works from 3d animation companies during the film festival, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=717wOI4IBiE MMVII Part 1: White Eclipse]]" was released. Even if you ignore the awkwardly implemented plot and horrible voice acting, you can't help but noticed how one of the characters appears to have come down with a horrible case of hemorrhoids. There's also the fact that after the Vampire protagonist kills a wolf and drinks its blood, they put plenty of blood on the inexplicable midsummer snow, yet ''forget to put it anywhere else''. The Vampire's mouth, mouth and the wolf's corpse are both blood free. And this is only in ''part one''. Needless to say, Gaia reverted to a comic based story line, [[ResetButton undid]] most of what happened during the animated shorts, showcased the best parodies of the shorts, and then tossed them into the bin of "[[CanonDiscontinuity Things we'd rather forget]]".
21st Oct '14 1:04:54 PM Twentington
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* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' used to let several different artists draw the front cover, which almost always has mascot Alfred E. Neuman on it. Once, they let movie poster artist Drew Struzan do a cover, which turned out [[http://madcoversite.com/mad379id.jpg nightmare-fuelingly]] off-model. Creator/SergioAragones' two covers didn't fare much better.

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* ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' used to let several different artists draw the front cover, which almost always has mascot Alfred E. Neuman on it. Usually, they would pick artists who could render him in a style very close to the design codified by former cover artist Norman Mingo. Once, they let movie poster artist Drew Struzan do a cover, which turned out [[http://madcoversite.com/mad379id.jpg com/mad379.html nightmare-fuelingly]] off-model. Creator/SergioAragones' two three covers didn't fare much better.better, nor did James Warhola's [[http://madcoversite.com/mad386.html attempt]] to make him resemble [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]]. This trope has been largely averted since the early 2000s, as Mark Fredrickson now does about 90% of the covers.
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