For the eponymous duo consisting of Killgar and Hogstrong, see Starbarians (warriors).
"Evil is fucked"
— Tagline[1]
Starbarians - HappyHarry

2010 artwork of the Starbarians by Harry Partridge.[1][2]

Starbarians is an animated series created by animator Harry Partridge. The cartoon follows the adventures of the titular characters, Killgar and Hogstrong, as they travel the universe as part of their "ongoing mission". As well as animating it, Partridge also writes the episodes and voices the majority of the characters. Partridge's girlfriend, Joyce "sucho" Oder, provides colour assistance, and the show's musical theme was composed by Brian Sadler.

It is inspired by, and harks back to, '80s cartoons (such as He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, ThunderCats, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.), of which Partridge is a fan.

Synopsis Edit

The series follows the adventures of the eponymous Starbarians, Killgar and Hogstrong, two antiheroes who cause more trouble than they initially intend to solve.

An image of the Starbarians posted in 2010 included a short premise underneath:[1]

Premise Edit

Thirty thousand billion trillion years in the future.

The universe is now a corrupted and hellish place. The mutated spawn of a million alien species have consumed all that was once good.

Now, in a world where the werewolf lords of Karmaggis battle the androids of Sibelius prime, where the mutanoid slavers of Astrogar plunder and the Drakovian rape tribes pillage; heroes are but a lost ideal.

Yet in this cosmic hell of metal and magic, of future and fantasy, a new breed of warriors arise. Ruthless and inhumane, restless and unstoppable. They are the only good guys worse than the bad guys. They are Starbarians.

Development Edit

Before the animated teaser was first released on the Internet on September 3, 2010,[3][4] Starbarians had been a concept that Harry Partridge wanted to expand upon as a potential series since at least 2008, where two early concept images were uploaded to his DeviantART page during late June and early July.[5][6] Another image was uploaded on March 31, 2010,[1] which was also uploaded to Newgrounds,[2] and included a brief description of the characters and premise of the show.

Some of the designs come from Partridge's planned original work Space Opera; an early design of Siad, originally a character in Space Opera, can be found on his DeviantART page,[7] and much of Killgar's appearance seems to be based upon a character called Ace Spacely (such as his pointed chin and large frame).[8][9] On March 6, 2016, Partridge revealed an early animatic of Space Opera showcasing Ace Spacely aboard his ship, The Space Bastard, which showcased more similarities to Starbarians; Partridge even referred to Ace Spacely as "proto-Killgar".[10]

Partridge has noted that he pitched the series and a contract for optioning it was written up, but he ultimately decided that he'd rather remain in control.[11]

Musical theme Edit

Original Starbarians theme[12]
Starbarians theme (original)
Finalised Starbarians theme
Starbarians theme - Brian Sadler

The musical theme for the series was composed by musician Brian Sadler in 2010,[13] although Partridge did attempt to produce a theme tune himself prior. Ultimately, he decided against using his own as he found Sadler's theme to be "one thousand times better". He did, however, upload his own theme to Newgrounds.[12]

Merchandise Edit

Main article: Merchandise

Although no merchandise currently exists, Partridge has expressed plans for releasing both a graphic novel and action figures.

Navigation Edit

Characters Edit

(view template) Characters
Starbarians HogstrongKillgar
Villains ScrotorThe Beast of GorlaxSiadTrinosaurEternoid leader
Females BustildaNewsreaderZoa
Miscellaneous Ace SpacelyKing of SpaceKing
Upcoming / cut Thi-LenaThrillgarSheriff

Episodes Edit

(view template) Episodes
Episodes The Starbarians' DieEpisode 1.5The Incredibly Strange Creatures That Stopped Living and Became Mixed up with the Starbarians (Part 1)Episode 3
Miscellaneous Space OperaAnimaticTeaserEpisode 3 (April Fools)

Locations Edit

(view template) Locations
Planets / major locations TerraxMammoriaGaleron VThree-ringed planetPrimitive planetGladius
Minor locations AstrogarDrakoviaKarmaggisKillgariaSibelius primeSquatovia
Miscellaneous The DD Rex

Credits Edit

(view template) Credits
Director / lead animator Harry Partridge
Colour / animation assistance Joyce OderEmma-Louise WakleyMarion Bricaud
YOTTA animation assistance Cal MorayJake GanzJoel CheethamAudrey KareChris KoBrandon Clark
Musician Brian Sadler
Voice Erica WexlerMarianne Miller
Other BenzaieHuHa!Joe Amaro‏‎

Gallery Edit

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References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 DeviantART image: Starbarians by ~Harry-Partridge
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Newgrounds image: Starbarians by HappyHarry
  3. Newgrounds: Starbarians Teaser
  4. YouTube: Starbarians Teaser
  5. 5.0 5.1 DeviantART image: Starbarian by ~HarryPartridge
  6. 6.0 6.1 DeviantART image: Starbarian 2 by ~HarryPartridge
  7. 7.0 7.1 DeviantART image: Siad by ~HarryPartridge
  8. 8.0 8.1 DeviantART image: Ace Spacely sketch by ~HarryPartridge
  9. 9.0 9.1 DeviantART image: Ace Spacely by ~HarryPartridge
  10. Twitter: More hard drive salvage! ...
  11. Twitter message: @HappyHarryToons: @Literalz I did and a cont ...
  12. 12.0 12.1 Newgrounds audio: Harry's Starbarians Theme
  13. Brian Sadler filmography: The Music of Brian Sadler
  14. Newgrounds image: STARBARIANS by sucho
  15. Newgrounds image: Starbarians Commission for Adrien by HappyHarry
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Twitter message: Sorry, these...
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Twitter message: Some funny old Starbarians...
  18. Twitter message: @HappyHarryToons: Starbarians background lin ...
  19. Twitpic image: Starbarians background line art. My colourist @NGSucho is rea...
  20. Twitter message: @HappyHarryToons: More Starbarians girls art ...
  21. Twitpic image: More Starbarians girls art. More disapproving looks from my g...
  22. Twitter message: @HappyHarryToons: Starbarians action figures ...
  23. Twitpic image: Starbarians action figures? You'd buy one right...RIGHT?
  24. Twitter message: @HappyHarryToons: Starbarians action figure ...
  25. Twitpic image: Starbarians action figure turnarounds...
  26. Twitter: Gee, this base would look really ...
  27. Twitter: Arm.