I feel like Bart’s voice actor and Gar’s voice actor should be switched, since Bart was always such a scrawny pipsqueak that it’s weird to see him have that kind of voice? Then again, I’ll have to see more anyway. I’m already so sad that he’s not tiny, because I always thought it was a really nice dynamic considering the other characters (girls included, even if it was not illustrated well considering how Cissie was meant to be six inches taller than Cassie while Greta was only 4’8”) in YJ were of varying builds too.
Speaking of builds, I always really liked the visual chemistry of Kon and Ray because they were both tall, built guys but one of them had a very light, muted color scheme while the other one had a very colorful color scheme. Plus, Slobo was so cute because he was also tiny! He and Anita were the cutest together, gah. I also really enjoyed how Tim and Bart start off the same height, though Tim is heavier and more built— but then Tim just grows up more and more and becomes increasingly threatening to Kon (Kon’s shitty self esteem was awesome character development!). :>
Then Bart stays tiny, which isn’t a bad thing at all because man, most of my friends (majority are bioguys) and I are around 5’1”-5’5” so I always liked that there was a possibility of the YJ kids not all growing up to be 6’+ similarly-muscular-superhero-men! It looked promising in the evil future arcs of TT where everyone was older, and Bart was a suitably stockier but still shorter build. I like the idea of Bart filling out as he gets older and stronger, but without sprouting up and becoming more generic. :/
Though on that note, I’d honestly be more pleased if characters like Bart and Tim who start out fairly different in build don’t grow up to be Nightwings and Flashes. Then they could represent how muscle accumulates differently on different people depending on lifestyle, diet, genetics, and so on. However, that’s not really possible in the giant universe comic book systems like DC and Marvel, where characters are often only indistinguishable by hair color, eye color, and costume. Hence why red-haired Jason looked like Roy with arms and without tattoos. Ugh.
I do understand that it’s pretty different to try to keep characters on-model, persay, when there isn’t even much of a standard model for them in the first place and when dozens of artists are working on them in different titles every month with dozens of editors trying to hold everything together.
Ehhh anyway, tangent.
Basically waaaahhh wahhhh YJ cartoon Bart’s not my headcanon Bart boo hoo first world problems weh weh. :p
MORE BART FEELINGS here are some of my favorite comic scans of Bart or relating to Bart— and of course these are all reposts like the drawings from the last photoset.
For all the people who may find this from the YJ cartoon and don’t know what’s up, here’s some random stuff on what to know about Bart:
Like hey what are you doing, Chien?
Oh, nothing, nothing at all. Just getting paid to draw Garfield Logan eating melty ice cream sensually on the beach.
Just a normal day.
(Seriously, my life feels so fun right now.)
Oh! Saw this lovely, emotional piece and remembered a not as awesome cutesy doodle I did for a request a few years ago. Figured I might as well post the whole set of these LJ “interest meme” doodles while I’m at it. I get sad when this Tumblr isn’t updated with enough art.
1.) Squishy Robin hugs (tsun tsun~)
2.) Ickle Supes and Bats :,3
3.) Kon and Tim taking Bart shopping so that they can give him The Talk.
4.) Kon sleepfloating and kissing a pillow.
5.) Suddenly, Nightcrawler’s butt.
6.) Gar and Bart
7.) Supes and Bats as CATS.
8.) A moe moe pretty Tim listening to a mix tape.
These comics are too big to upload onto Tumblr! So I’ll just have to link it. Boo. :o There’s a sequel to this but it’s too sexy for Tumblr, hahaha! I really enjoyed drawing this though. <3 I loved similar wacky stories that would pop up occasionally in comics— though they were more common in Impulse’s run than Robin’s run, of course. So I sought to do something similar.