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Dear Capcom CEO and stockholders,

For your consideration, please ditch UDON COMICS and hire me instead!
The following are reasons enough as to why you should!

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I seriously hope someone ELSE compiles and make this into a book.
It sure ain't no UDON but at this day and age aren't we simply sick and tired of the same stuff they are churning out?
You guys should seriously wise up and hire someone else.
Haven't you guys learned anything from SUPER STREET FIGHTER II TURBO HD REMIX?
If not for the switchable sprite option it is already as bad as STREET FIGHTER: THE MOVIE THE GAME!
Even movie Bison and cartoon Bison had to agree!
Nobody likes that crap even if it was meant to mimic the look and feel of the Alpha/Zero series.
They failed at that and the unlockable comics on the mobile version of SF IV wasn't a worthy achievement to be unlocked. If not you'd even feel bad about finishing the game, how about that!

Look, to cut the long speech short. If you simply wishes to see 10 more years of the same crap.
Them by all means keep on financing these ass wipes to ruin your property. Hey, it's your loss not ours!
If not me then you could very much hire someone (ANYONE)else here on DA.
At the top of my mind I could name 5 folks that could join me in this quest.
Folks that CAN and WILL draw something else other than STREET FIGHTER, RIVAL SCHOOLS, DARKSTALKERS and FINAL FIGHT.
Because, seriously you guys....those fanarts had been done to death.
Where is the creativity, where is that diversity both in poses and game choices?
Udon's work doesn't reflect AKI-MAN or BENGUS's artistic style and taste.
It's an insult to all those other games your company had created.
And worse of all it's an insult to your fans.
But I guess our opinions wouldn't matter and chances are no one's even gonna see this letter.

So go ahead and continue to be CRAPCOM and support Udon.
Now excuse me while I play me some STREET FIGHTER 2010 and MIGHTY FINAL FIGHT on my NES emulator.

Sincerely sick of all this shit,
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noborux Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
I may not be the biggest street fighter fan, nor have I been following up on it. But as far as artists and such goes. I do personally feel that Omar Dogan (I hope I'm not making a mistake, and he's not a part of udon.) And Genzoman have a tendency to repeat faces. whether it's the head shape, eye shape, ect. Almost everything involving the head is the same. (save for hair)

So when I see a picture with multiple characters, I can't help but feel that due to the resemblance, their all related by blood. (nothing is wrong with stylized faces, but if I feel they look too alike, it begins to bother me) I wouldn't go as far as to say they aren't good artists, or anything like that, mainly because I don't follow their art, I only know what I see every now and then. And even then, I'm no expert at art either.
darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Omar Dogan is actually an admirable artist and much to your dismay is actually part of the Udon crew. An under utilized member, I guess?
I actually liked his drawings and he does offer plenty of varieties on his portrayal of various SF characters (most especially the ladies). I guess it's Genzoman that usually falls flat and makes the same faces/poses on different bodies. Amplified only by slightly changing the bust sizes or by adding some unnecessary glowing effects on the background!

I particularly disliked the SSFII Turbo HD Remix look! It's chunky in a weird way. Something about it just screams Jim Lee. I know it was supposed to emulate the Street Fighter Alpha movie/games look but still kinda failed at accomplishing just that! There are just something's that would look cool on a movie and does not exactly follow the same order when translated to another medium like let's say fighting game. Let's take into consideration the Masami Obari's stylized Fatal Fury look for the animation, surely that looks good and Mai being extra bouncy and all. But imagine the same visualizations as a fighting game:icongrumpycat-plz:!

And just look at TEKKEN! If by any chance they chose to go through with the same animation look for their current games, would you think they'd still be the top dog in the fighting game genre, I don't think so!

There are just somethings that weren't meant to be!
FANS, learn to listen to their suggestions! 
It's what's best for any franchise/company.
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I was watching Udon on here for years, but about 3 or 4 years ago, I lost all appreciation for them. Some of it was pretty good at the start, but they've gotten so lazy, and it all looks awful now. and like Neal said, I've hated how Capcom has let Udon influence their games' directions. Also like he said, especially Genzoman, don't get me started on that guy...
darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
They all tend to look the same after a while and that's definitely a bad thing!
And to think that they'd call their latest book UDON'S ART OF CAPCOM with yet little or no reference to other famous titles like Onimusha or even Megaman.

And what do you guys think about this?…

I mean yeah....together with SEGA. Those are two giant companies that encompass my entire childhood and now both companies are sort of gone...
I blame UDON on all this, just because!
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I think Capcom's other titles besides Street Fighter have been neglected. Wish there'd be more art representation for Final Fight, GnG, Battle Circuit, etc. in their artbooks, UDON book aside. 

Hmmm... Let us 3 pitch in and buy Capcom and restore it to its former glory. ;)

Ha, in all seriousness, not sure what I think. on one hand, it's sad that Capcom could get bought up, but on the other hand, I don't really care because Capcom has been disappointing me to say the least. 
darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
I agree! It looks as if they are ashamed of all of those older characters when in fact, it's the same characters that made them who they are today! Capcom even used to make poster of their roster randomly interacting with one another. It was a happier time when Megaman and Chun-Li could be seen together and everyone's crossovering with other people's series not being hindered by copyrights and all that legal nonsense.

Lesser commercially successful titles like Okami or Ghost Trick are being eclipsed by Phoenix Wright or an endless slew of SF updates that nobody really asked for.

Let's do just that! With or without their approval!  Silly Capcom, Trix are for kids in there early/late twenties! And given the chance I'd totally pick you two for my crew. We got more talent and fandom than those meddling noodle crew and Yoshihiro Ono combined. So fuck that noise!
Deimos-Remus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I know, Capcom was unstoppable in the 90s. Every game they made and every character they designed was phenomenal! They were also the king of promotional art, I love looking through all their older stuff!

Sign me up! ;)
darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I really hate how much influence Udon has been on Capcom's art direction the past several years. And artists like Genzoman....ugh.
darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
I hear ya, bro!
And it wouldn't even take a rocket scientist to understand your statements.

Personally speaking I don't even liked Genzoman to begin with never did back then
and quite possibly never ever in the near future.
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, Capcom seems to be pathetically devoted to their vision of Street Fighter, despite the facts that Udon's popularity has been waning for years. No wonder artists like Akiman, Bengus or Nishimura Kinu left the company. Ikeno is still there, but he was always my least favorite of Street Fighter's illustrators, and his direction for SFIV, while interesting at the beginning, has grown old, stale and ugly.

Besides Udon though, Capcom has gone through the crapper, and as far as I can tell, especially with Street Fighter, that Yoshinori Ono is responsible. He looks and acts like an overgrown child, and the art direction, planning, and decision making have all suffered because of him. I also seem to notice that Capcom almost seems to want to forget everything about Street Fighter III, as if they're ashamed of it or something. 

Genzoman hides an extreme lack of skill behind flashy effects. And to add insult to injury, ImagineFX magazine(one of the top fantasy art magazines) had a countdown of the 100 greatest fantasy illustrators, and he placed #1. Above Frazetta, above Giger, above Moebius. He doesn't even deserve to be in the top 1000, let alone 100. In plainer words, I think he sucks, so its only natural that Capcom has employed him.
darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
True that! Everyone(at Capcom atleast) seems to think that the whole Ryu- Ken angle is the most interesting part of SF when clearly it is not. If they researched well enough, Ryu & Ken are at the bottom of the barrel while characters like Sagat, Dhalsim or Blanka are truly where the money's at. And why couldn't they bring the old and overly powerful AKUMA back? He's the most badass character there is anyways.

I agree with SFIII being not only the deserving sequel of II but the only game to have introduced a more stylized and technical style of gameplay. Plus it looks and sounds great and it holds up quite nicely over the years hence it's still being played at various EVOs and similar tournaments. And the newer characters were all very memorable and there is that creativity and variety with the designs as opposed to padding up your roster with old hasbeens that nobody liked or newer/lamer versions of existing characters. And yes,  I'm referring to you Decapre! You ugly ass Cammy clone you! The series could've benefitted more with the inclusion of either R. Mika or maybe Retsu but no...I guess the fans' opinion really didn't mattered and they just went on with a character straight out of a Mugen roster.

And oh! Have you seen the new Cyborg Charlie? 
It looks exactly like Stroheim!
Which is another level of low for Capcom. Instead of distancing itself from the source material, it actually is copying directly from the source material making the character even more of a blatant clone than an original creation.:iconfacepalmplz:

I agree on that as well. He has that tendency to place his subject right in the middle like some sick Wes Anderson thing he has and make him/her do some crazy pose, add some shiny effects on the background and VOILA!=ART!I don't think some of the more commercially known magazines are as credible or knowledgable of their shit hence making their list null and invalid. And at times it's just a simpler way to sell books, I guess? Independent publishers could offer a bit more balanced critique but then again indie stuff tend to be limited both in stocks and distribution. So there is that!
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Street Fighter III was an actual bonafide sequels. In an ideal world, sequels should improve on the original, or add something substantial, and I think SF3 did that incredibly well. Street Fighter 2, while indeed a perfect classic, feels more like a kids' game, while SF3 moved it forward into more advanced and mature territory. 

I like when new characters are created, as long as they're not crappily designed, like most of SFIV's newcomers. 

I think Sf5's direction is a little better than Sf4's at least. But I do agree that Charlie looks dumb. 
darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
New characters like Rufus, El Fuerte and Abel aren't really all that new to begin with. They are in a way reinvented/reinvisioned versions of wrestlers from Saturday Night Slam Masters.

I supposed I liked C. Viper ,Juri Han and Oni. I liked them but not totally in love with their designs. Akuma was toned down to give way for both Oni and Evil Ryu, which kinda sucked by the way. And Gouken is still no Sheng-Long so no....

And don't get me started on Hakan. He has nice hair and all but an oily wrestler isn't really impressing anyone.

And Seth was the lamest boss design ever. I see where they were going with this look: Sagat + Urien = Seth. Gill is a million times cooler than Seth even if he was essentially a Urien color swap.

I wish to see yet another SFIII. With weird and "who the hell invited you to this tournament" characters. I'd be more than happy to see a entire roster sans Chun-Li, Ryu, Blanka or any of the other familiar faces because they'd already established that ever since Alpha games and sadly on IV. They oughta bring back the characters that really mattered and the ones fans are dying to use like let's say R. Mika, Karin or maybe Sodom. Final Fight characters like Carlos, Maki or even Retu would fit in the series just fine. I don't even understand why Capcom stuck with the same roster circa SFII. The longing for these characters have all long gone since III.
Phobos-Romulus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I hate Rufus for the fact that SF already has enough joke characters that are already way more effective than he is.  Capcom had a unique ability to make their characters feel like they were from a specific Country without making it super obvious(Necro from Russia for example). Characters like El Fuerte just feels like a pandering stereotype without an once of originality in his design. 

I think of all the newcomers, Juri is easily the best. But I do agree, that while her design is good, I'm just not in love with her character.  C. Viper has an alright design, but I can't shake the feeling that she looks more like a KOF character. 

Yeah, I like the Illuminati angle to Seth, but other than that, he's just way too similar to Gill and Urien, but not nearly as cool. 

Yeah, I wish half of the SF3 cast and the forgotten Alpha characters would be given a second chance, as like you said, I'm getting so tired of Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Blanka and the like. As good as their designs are, they need to throw in the towel. 
darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
And El Fuerte is quite difficult to control. All those running around like an idiot moves are really doing nothing for his popularity and quite possibly longevity in the series.

Juri has that Jojo's Bizarre look to her which is not surprising due to Capcom's track record of borrowing concepts from either Fist Of The North and various other animes of the past. Yeah, everyone has had that problem with C.Viper. The same could be said about Remy when he was first introduced. He's got that pretty boy look befitting of the SNK franchise.

I guess the timing wasn't right. They could've simply opted for Juri as the final boss. Coming from SFIII where in the last boss was a dude wearing an adult diaper. IV deserved something new, and Juri would have been the perfect boss from the get go.

I guess the only way the wouldn't appear on future games is if any of the mainstay would die and if Capcom sees it fit they never return. But until then, we just have to be happy that V is in development and that they didn't take an eternity to make the next installment of the series. Because at this point, Tekken is at 7. SF is still behind by 2.
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