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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The City of Townsville

After the great animated television shows of the early 90s (The Simpsons, Ren and Stimpy, The Tick), I lost track of cartoons for a few years. Then when my son went to kindergarten, he started talking about The Powerpuff Girls. So I watched it with him, and fell in love with that show too. It's set in "The City of Townsville," a retro-futuristic burg drawn by people who obviously know their Mid-Century Modern; this Screenplay by Martin Wong tie (from a Robert Taliver design) would like right at home there. The Girls' creator and ersatz father, Professor Utonium, is always seen wearing a plain black tie under his lab coat; but I think he wears a tie like this offscreen.

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