1.22.2007

I Am the Terror That Flaps in the Night!

My favorite Disney cartoon of the early '90's was Darkwing Duck. The basic premise of Darkwing was a spoof on Batman and other superhero franchises. D.W., along with his sidekick Launchpad McQuack, spoofed everything from "Justice League" to "Twin Peaks".

It was a crazy ride, there was even some movie talks happening during the Disneytoon Studios days. Sadly, nothing further ever gelled, and I had to wait until last year to get my Darkwing fix. (I won a trivia contest on animated-news.com for the first season boxed set.)

Here's my tribute to Darkwing Duck, and all the cool Disney toons of my youth that helped keep my imagination bubbling long enough to pursue my career!
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8 comments:

Jedulous said...

what was the trivia question? and what was the answer?

thank you for that Christmas present, Adrian. Man, i didnt' even expect that, but I really appreciate it. I read about 1/3 of it during christmas break, and it was hugely enlightening.

thank you again, Adrian!

S.T. Lewis said...

I've never seen this show, but I already said that, so you already knew it. Looks great, though.

Also, I see you've re-designed your blog so it would look more like mine. At least I imagine that was your intent.

bsleven said...

I am a big DarK Wing Duck Fan Myself.
Congrats on the win man.
: )

Adrian Ropp said...

Jed, it was a series of questions, I think one of them was "What was Darkwing's secret identity?" Of course, the answer was "Drake Mallard".

You're welcome for the gift. I'm glad you've found it useful.

Shane, imitation is the sincerest form of copying.

Thank you, bsleven

sarah said...

Awesome Darkwing Duck drawing :) My favorite show of that era was Tailspin, closely followed by Gummi Bears.

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog too :)

GhettoFab said...

Oooh That would be a fun box set to have! Nice piece! Looks like right outta the cartoon! Fantastic!

potato farm girl said...

Man I really liked this show alot back in the day. I am curious to see the season two box set. This image brings back good memories....

ONESICKINDIVIDUAL said...

darkwing duck rocks! used to dig the team-ups with gizmoduck. nicely done. and diggin the art on your blog.