Webtoon ‘Minion’s Quest’
Good News everyone! Jonathan Ian Mathers, creator of the animated cartoon series Neurotically Yours starring Foamy the Squirrel, is venturing into the realm of Fantasy with a new web series. It’s called Minion’s Quest and follows the adventures of a Succubus, Velosa, who, upon being summoned, arrives to discover her Master nowhere to be found; her quest is searching for him in the strange new world she now inhabits.
I suspect she may be from a Futurama-type Universe as Velosa uses the word ‘axed’ instead of ‘asked.’ I love subtle geek references and this promises to be chock full of them!
Inspired by World of Warcraft and encouraged by internet successes like The Guild Mathers felt the time had come to realise a concept he’d been sitting on for 5 years! He says “It’s no secret I’m pretty geeky” and “I really need to work on something that isn’t centered around NYC. Foamy, 4y, Dia & Tofu all take place in Manhattan so this gives me a chance to go beyond my comfort zone.”
Minion’s Quest‘s secondary character is a green blob who can see into the future (my DM has already started doing impressions of him. “IN THE FUTURE… etc.) His ‘future’ is our present so we get an amusing outsider perspective on our society which is, of course, no help to the characters whatsoever!
The cartoon has adult themes but this should come as no surprise to those familiar with Mathers other work. In Neurotically Yours Germane works as a prostitute and Velosa appears similar to Germane in hell (she sold her soul to cash4souls). But Velosa is a succubus, a type of demon which draws energy from men to sustain itself, usually through sexual intercourse, so sex is likely to be a big theme!
I have watched Neurotically Yours for many years; I am a big fan and find it extremely funny, but Fantasy is my favourite genre therefore I am excited about Minion’s Quest. It seems great so far and I plan to continue watching. You should to.
Here’s Episode 1:
You can find more on Jonathan Ian Mathers’ YouTube Channel.