Something crazy cool just received enough funding to be produced, and I think a lot of you guys, especially illustrators and animators, will find it to be just as exciting as I do!
URBANCE is a post-modern, hip-hop and electronic-inspired animated series for audiences 16+. It takes topics that are somewhat taboo—sex, gangs, street violence—and brings up real, raw issues to tell a story of forbidden love:
“In a post-modern city torn by street violence, sex is prohibited because of a deadly genetical virus infecting the entire population. Men and women have grown apart, hating each other until two young rebels, disowned by their own gangs, are leading the fight to live their love freely.”
A mixture of French and Japanese styles of work, URBANCE’s pop-like artwork captured me the moment I saw a blog post about it. It reminds me of Jet Set Radio (which is said to be one of their inspirations) in attitude, and I’m really into the way they’ve overwhelmed it with culture and rebellion.
Recently, thanks to a campaign on Kickstarter.com, the creators were able to fund enough to create a pilot episode. You can still continue to fund it through paypal, however, to help make it possible to push the production further!
What do you think? Will URBANCE’s components create controversy? Do you like that it could?
Posted by Mary Rose Fiondella