>>119361355>John K has influenced the industry for 3 decades
You mean 6 years, because that's when the real torchbearer, Stephen Hillenberg, stepped on the scene.
Everything John lovers want to attribute to John was really a torch 800x more effectively and culturally influentially carried by Stephen Hillenburg, and laying any of Hillenberg's accomplishments at perfecting>Mainstreaming grossout humor>Hard zoom-ins and detailed face shots>Commitment to direct and aggressive cartoon violence for comedy>Character-focused drama with a focus on expressive animation and an artist-driven environment
at John's feet is pretty ignorant because he was upstaged immediately by his snappier, savvier competitor.
There's a reason that 21 years later I can say>Does THIS look unsure to you?
or>I'M dirty dan!
And people start imagining a disgusting wrinkled squid and aggressive violence, but if I said>It's discipline that begets love!
or>Mummified bug man!
Nobody has any fucking idea what the hell I'm talking about unless they're the kind of person hanging around on a Singaporean finger-puppetry forum. The more influential 20 year old IP is clear.