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Cheetah Kid! Logo V2 by CHAOKOCartoons
    Today I'm here to address two elephants in my comic, one that is it's maturity rating. As stated it is currently PG, but most people tend to think it's PG13, reasonably so. For those wondering why it's PG, it's because it was originally intended to be a cartoon. And due to the censorship in cartoons, a PG13 rating would not pass unless it was on adult swim or something like that. However, I've found a lot more freedom in rating by making it a web comic/ putting it on the internet. For this reason, I began making the writing a bit more mature, so that it pushed the border between PG and PG13.
    Unfortunately for me, with the direction the comic's story will eventually lead over the years, there's no way I can keep it just PG without cutting out a lot of stuff or censoring it to the ground. So, I'll probably be bumping up the rating to be PG13, however there will still be very little mature content like cursing or excessive blood. In other words, it'll still be aimed towards kids, but with more mature concepts that are aimed towards teens and adults.
    Now, the reason I say "unfortunately" is because it could effect weather or not the comic can be picked up by a cartoon company. If it did, however,  it would be heavily censored in certain parts. So much to the point that certain characters may have to change entirely or certain arcs would have to be removed. Personally, I have already come to terms with this, but in the future it might make fans of the original comic upset. I say this now to make something very clear:
The comic will be the 100% uncensored canon of "Cheetah Kid!"
The cartoon (if there is one) will most likely be a lot more kid friendly, and may contain things that aren't completely canon.
And it's not like this is a new concept in terms of adaptations in the west. Many movies or cartoons based on comics or books have things cut out or censored, that's just how things go. I hope that U.S cartooning companies will have progressed enough by that time to where I won't have to censor too much, but if it does, and people start complaining, please quote me from this exact journal and tell them to deal with it Sunglasses are good 

As for the other elephant, it is weather or not this is a "furry comic". I have been asked about this multiple times by multiple people, and recently I mentioned this in a discussion so I thought I'd address this to make it clear. The simple answer is: No.
Much like myself (yes, I'm not a furry. Shocking isn't it?), the comic has no ties to the furry fandom. However, I've long since accepted that the furry fandom will be and kinda has to be one of my main target audiences. Not that I have a problem with that, nor do I have any problems with furries. From what I've seen, their fandom is pretty nice, and they make good art. What they do in their free time or what their interests are is not important to me, nor should it be. They're just people, and I will treat them as such without judgement :) (Smile) .
That also means that if I see anyone shaming or bullying them, I will deal with you myself and ensure you can cause no more trouble in this community.
Now as for why there are so many animal characters in a not-furry comic, it can be explained by simply saying "this is a fantasy story". It just doesn't seem like one because it's also a "super hero" story, which are usually modernized. Cheetah Kid is, in other words, a modern fantasy setting. Complete with Magic, Multiple unique races (Human, Anthro, Enro, Wakarian [yet to be seen]), Monsters [yet to be seen], Multiple religions, and an extensive history as to how the world works.=P (Razz) 
Much like in other works of fiction (Disney stories, Dragon Ball Z, King's Quest, Final Fantasy, Elder Scrolls, ect.) animal people are a common used concept, and those aren't considered "furry". In some of them, they are considered a separate race like in Cheetah Kid.
However, unlike most fantasy stories they are all able to reproduce with one another, which is were a lot of the "furry" comments come from. The reason this is so was to emphasize on the concept of equality. In some cartoons and fiction, animal people are used to bring up topics like racism and segregation in a PG environment. That goes for this story as well. In fact, there was a whole war revolving around anthro rights way back when, but that is only mentioned in the comic once or twice. I mentioned it in the description of Anthros on the comic's about page, but not in great detail.
Also, I thought it'd be weird to just have Enro's in the world without an explanation as to how they were made, so I added Humans and Anthros.Sweating a little... 

Anyway, that's all I have to say on these matters for now. To summarize:
1. The comic is now PG13, but will not change in how it is written.
2. This is not a furry comic and nor am I a furry, but I fully accept the furry fandom their interest in the comic.
3.The expanded universe is very complicated, and I will most likely have to write multiple works to actually explain it allGiggle 
I mean heck, look at the map! The comic mainly takes place in Enropia. I've never even explained what the other places are like!
Gemini World Map by CHAOKOCartoons
...I also need to re-draw this map. This was made like, 3 years ago.

So, if you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them in the comments bellow. Thanks for reading, bye! Hi! 
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D-Rock92 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, you'd be surprised with how many times an adult joke makes it into PG ratings. It's all about writing and reaction of the characters. It gets harder to pull off as time goes, and in the end, it depends on the contexts of the cultures.

Also, I tend to imagine weird things regarding ratings. What if a game series starts off with E, with a child protagonist, and as the series continues, the rating increases gradually, the protagonist grows, and starts to deal with the stress of their path, with the final game being much more mature and the child is grown up

Strange, I know. One of the MANY things my mind thinks up.
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CHAOKOCartoons Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Oh the jokes were the least of the worries in terms of ratings. I know how to make those soar right over the radar.Wink/Razz 

That's pretty much what Cheetah Kid! is, just all within one rating. Though your idea sounds like it'd be really fun to experience in game form :) (Smile) 
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D-Rock92 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe I had this idea from playing Mass Effect (still haven't finished the second one). Final game would deal with how the protagonist grows in previous games. Either into a stalwart warrior fighting for something greater than themselves, or a tired, disillusioned soldier just trying to get by.
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Nyros-Pants Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I never really thought it was furry because they're not totally animals. That would be like saying Batman or Catwoman is furry.
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CrazyRatopia Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
Wow, this was interesting to read. So, changing the comic's rating in the middle of a chapter, heh, :P
Sorry sorry, I just thought that was kind of funny
TBH, I never thought Cheetah Kid was a furry comic. I too believe that there can be anthros without it being considered furry. In fact, despite the fact that I have a fursona, I don't necessarily consider myself a furr, nor do I consider my hypothetical stories I work on "furry" stories, despite focusing on anthros.
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CHAOKOCartoons Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Of all the chapters, this would be the one to change it early on. It's one of the ones that would probably be censored later on.Sweating a little... 

Understandable, it's like how I always draw myself with cat ears and a tail. I just do it because A: it's in refference to Cheetah Kid, and B: It looks cool :D (Big Grin) . It's a shame animal characters are always instantly called furry these days, it's really just a matter of if the creator says it is or not.:) (Smile) 
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CrazyRatopia Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
Kay

Yeah, I've always liked the concept of anthros before I even knew what furries were. But I still make furry jokes, like even when I know something isn't furry, I still call it furry occasionally as a sort of joke. Example: In the newest Super Sentai, 4 of the team members are anthros from another planet, so I jokingly have called it Mighty Furry Power Rangers, xP
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