‘Bee and Puppycat’ has potential to create new comic book readers
Bee and Puppycat is undoubtedly unusual and also utterly unique, which is a little surprising considering it wears it influences on its sleeve. The brain child of Natasha Allegri, Bee and Puppycat owes a lot to the shojo and magical girl genres of manga and anime, particularly Sailor Moon, with a side helping of influence from shows like Powerpuff Girls. It also takes after the animated creations by Allegri’s peers: Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, and Steven Universe. A Venn diagram illustrating the overlapping fanbases of these four properties might as well just be a single circle.