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Maggie and Eric Tribute by The-Quill-Warrior Maggie and Eric Tribute by The-Quill-Warrior
Again, this is another piece I did during my Internet... starvation... *ahem*

Since it started, I've been getting back into The Simpson mood, buying Season 6, and enjoying and laughing at so many old episodes that bring back memories... TuT

I was a HUGE fan of The Simpsons growing up, you have no idea. You ever seen a person who constantly talks about one thing and never shuts up about it? Well for me, I was one of those people, and of course, I was talking about this great show.

When watching it again, I distinctly remember something interesting that I stumbled across as a kid.

As I was perusing through the Internet looking through Simpson trivia, I found a website that is based on a fan-production of the show, called "Maggie and Eric", a spin-off series that takes place 12 years after the current timeline of the original show, and stars Maggie Simpson as the main-est character, and a new Simpsons family member named Eric, who happens to have adopted more of Marge's genes (i.e. the hair, the voice, the artistic integrity, etc.)

I was a kid (11 or 12 years old, I forget), and when I saw this, my mind simply exploded right there. I literally thought it was a real spin-off, and that it was coming to FOX soon. I was so hyped for it, I literally told a lot of my schoolmates about it! XD

Of course, they didn't know what the hell I was talking about. In fact, I remember one of them sarcastically teased me, and pretended to agree with me saying that his cousin who lives in America already owns a few pirated videos of the first few episodes.


...And I believed him. God, I was such a dork.


... Actually no, let me re-phrase that, I AM such a dork.

Anyways, eventually I found out it wasn't real, and I felt really embarrassed. I didn't tell anyone about it again, and luckily they couldn't care less to talk about it either. I was that much of a chatterbox.

Even now though, I still wish this was real. It's a neat idea to set The Simpsons into a different age, because let's face it, the show is really, really stale now. Whether that's because the jokes are so worn out or people are just so plain sick of the show now is debatable, but I think a future spin-off will start things fresh. Ergo, it can create a new plethora of possibilities for jokes.

By the way, the guy who made this spin-off, Jake Lennington, is still working on it today I believe.

Go check his work out his deviantart page, ~simpspin :iconsimpspin:, and also his episode guide ideas here: [link]

I will admit, from the perspective of a Simpson veteran fan of the show, there are some ideas of this spin-off I don't like.

Like say, Maggie having muscular arms, Homer still in the position of safety inspector of the plant or the over-dramatic conflict between Maggie and Lisa, but his good ideas outweigh the bad.

Like Bart working as Springfield's new radio personality which I think is genius, and his co-host is his devilish girlfriend / nemesis from his childhood, Jessica Lovejoy, which is even more genius. Or the DeGeorge family whom are the new neighbours of the Simpsons and completely despise each other except for their only child Felicia whom is smitten with Eric Simpson. And Lisa being a travelling jazz musician. Already, there are many great possibilities for jokes here.

I will agree with Lennington when he says the Simpsons needs a spin-off series. It's probably the only way to make them fresh again. And if it does get made, I will be all over it (so long as the charm of the original shines through)!

The characters are as follows;
Lisa Simpson (far left), Homer Simpson (right of Lisa), Felicia DeGeorge (orange-haired kid), Eric Simpson (blue-haired kid), Maggie Simpson (centre), Bart Simpson (right of Maggie), Jessica Lovejoy (right of Bart), Marge Simpson (far right).

Spin-off concept and production by ~simpspin :iconsimpspin:
Original show © Matt Groening & The FOX Network.
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NeycuuRose1 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS EPIC
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SpongeBat1 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I don't know, a spin-off might generate more complaints. And if I were you, I would've probably told my friends that the spin-off was just a fan thing. XD
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The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How so? It might actually show some development of the characters which is probably what people want to see, instead of just the one note that they've been using for 24 seasons now.

Also, that's the thing, I didn't know that it was a fan-made spinoff. I thought it was real.
I didn't want to bring it up to my friends again once I did know it was a fan-made thing because I knew they didn't care anyways.
Since they didn't care when I was telling them about it in the first place.
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SpongeBat1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
I don't know, some people see spin-offs as desperate attempt to keep shows alive. I'd still watch it, though. :)
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The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Good point. But I still see it as a better alternative than just making more Simpsons episodes.
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HoneyGoddess57 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Love how you did Maggie in this one. (But no offence but I do find Maggie's pregnant in there)
Love how Eric painted his father as an ape.
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The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment!

Guess I could've shaped Maggie's stomach a bit differently.
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JuniorGustabo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Well done.
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:iconthe-quill-warrior:
The-Quill-Warrior Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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Dee-Artist Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
The Simpsons could totally use a spin off and this idea is awesome for it.
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