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Wollongong’s Bizarre Party Scene Laid Bare in ‘YOLO: Crystal Fantasy’

Two rowdy Australian party girls are just looking for a good time in Michael Cusack’s and Adult Swim’s new rough but cute animated comedy.

In case you missed it, a new 8-episode animated comedy just launched August 9 on Adult Swim; YOLO: Crystal Fantasy, created and executive produced by Michael Cusack, which follows two Australian party girls, Sarah and Rachel, looking for fun times, new experiences, positive vibes, and hopeful horoscopes, in the bizarre town of Wollongong. There’s considerable drinking, more drinking, and selfies.

The rough-edged, 2D show, is produced and animated in Australia by Princess Pictures. Cusack’s animation style is a unique blend of various influences over the years, including animation, comics and movies: a contrast of creating things that looks rough and gross, while also colourful and cute at the same time. He also handled the show’s storyboards, along with two other artists. Emma Fitzsimons Greta Jackson also serve as executive producers.

Cusack notes that while many factors influenced and inspired him to create the series, including shows like The Simpsons and South Park, mostly, he drew upon his experiences growing up in Wollongong, Australia, hanging out with friends and observing social situations, which were fun for him to dramatize and turn into art.

Source: Adult Swim