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Middle schoolers, which I found kind of interesting when we were talking about how we were going to approach Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm. That's one age group that never really gets represented in popular culture, sort of middle school. Everyone's either little kids or they're in high school. It's kind of the forgotten age, because I think it's really the age where the lava or your identity begins to settle and cool. It's where you discover the hard lessons about falling in love, and about how uncool you are, and your struggle to become an adult is really formulated in that age. I thought there was a lot to work with there.

It gives The Flintstones another dimension, where it's not just about politics or social satire. It's also about a very human, very intimate voice which human beings develop within themselves.


-- Mark Russell

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The darker the reality, the more blunt you are, the funnier it is. George Saunders once said “Humor is truth quicker than you expected it.” I try to be very honest as quickly and pithily as possible, and that’s where the humor comes from. -- Mark Russell

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"They only slapped my wrist a couple of times. Once was when I originally had the animals and humans having conversations with each other. They said no, as part of the continuity of the Hanna-Barbera universe, the animals can talk to the animals, the humans can talk to humans, but they never communicate across the species border. [...] And then the other thing they wouldn't let me do is, I had a cocaine addicted rat." -- Mark Russell

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'I didn’t really care for the TV series. Although the cruelty of keeping an animal under the sink and forcing it to eat your garbage really struck me, even at a young age. In a way, it’s the most subversive social critique offered by “The Flintstones,” and the major theme I’ve organized the comic around. How once we’ve closed the cupboard door so they’re out of sight, we don’t really care about what happens to the other living beings that make the ease of our existence possible.' -- Mark Russell

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"I didn’t want this King of Queens thing where you have a couple of slobs inexplicably married to gorgeous women. I wanted everyone to look sort of the way I conceive of people—basically attractive but with their sadness, joy, and ambition subtly incorporated into their appearance." -- Mark Russell

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"The original Flintstones cartoons were in many ways just The Honeymooners without the implication of domestic violence. So obviously that needed some updating." -- Mark Russell

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"I’m kind of a loudmouth; I just say what I think. If there’s any anxiety, it’s probably on the part of DC or anybody publishing or buying my work. I think if I have any anxiety at all, it’s that maybe I’m not being blunt enough. I’m not being clear or forceful enough. Winston Churchill once said that you don’t use subtlety to make a point; you use a sledgehammer. That’s been my philosophy." -- Mark Russell

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"If there is one thing that I today find darkly subversive about The Flintstones, it’s the embedded commentary on consumerism. If you want a Polaroid camera, then there’s a tiny bird with a chisel that has to live inside that camera, but somehow, there’s never any question about whether or not subjecting that bird to a life of hellish slavery inside a camera is worth it. We are no less blithe when it comes to our seafood and iPhones." -- Mark Russell

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"Yeah, actually, it was important to me that [Fred] would embody that regular, working class guy. But I didn’t want his physical appearance to be such that he would be the butt of jokes.

I wanted Fred, first and foremost, to be a sympathetic character who is funny because of the things he does and says, not because of his physical appearance. I don’t want people laughing at him. I want them laughing at the situations he’s in.
" - Mark Russell

Writer: Mark Russell
Artist: Steve Pugh

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"The Flintstones is not so much political as social commentary. It’s more about what it means to be human, or to be part of a society or civilization, rather than the granularity of political struggle. So, there’s not much of that. I’m just trying to make something that’s resonant for people, no matter what political or social structure they’re in."

- Mark Russell


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