Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
Children's Cartoons and Why they Matter
With the rise of shows like Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, Steven Universe and Over the Garden Wall, has also come the rise of an interesting following to these shows geared towards a young audience – high school and college students. Does this suggest that these shows go beyond expectations for a standard children’s television series with basic humor and entertainment and some moral values thrown in along the way? And what has attracted such a following.
Fan Art and Fan Fiction galore can be found among the ever growing ‘fandoms’ associated with each respective show, revealing that these series may be having a greater impact than suspected at first glance.