Allegri Gender Swaps “Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake”
Okay, so while Natasha’s busy working on her “Bee and PuppyCat” cartoons for Cartoon Hangover along with her day job over on Adventure Time, she’s also been up to her ears writing and drawing half a dozen Fionna and Cake comics for our pals at BOOM! As an extra kick, Nat’s sat down with Ryan Ingram for Comic Book Resources to talk about the comics - the very ones which will be in your mitts next month.
The artist, who has been hooked on comics since she first read “Garfield” in elementary school, also cites “Sailor Moon,” Rumiko Takahashi’s “Rumic Theater” and “Mermaid Saga” as big influences. “Comics are my first love. I wanted to do comics initially when I was in school and then I strayed into animation somehow,” Allegri explained, adding that she appreciates the change of pace involved in breaking down stories into sequential form instead of being forced to “show everything” like in animation.
And while you’re encouraged to patronize your local comics shop in January, there’s also a pre-order for Fionna and Cake comics at BOOM!