Last night I discovered the coolest cartoon! It’s called Ruby Gloom and it’s about a little goth girl that lives in a mansion with other kids and animals and has a pet cat called Doom Kitty! You just have to love the name Doom Kitty! Ruby is a perky goth girl who doesn’t let bad things get her down. So far I only got to see the first two episodes, but I can’t wait to see more! Other favorite characters are Scaredy Bat and Misery. Scaredy Bat is hilarious and Misery is every mopey goth stereotype rolled into one character. I found it on the Tubi app on my Fire Stick. It’s really good to see some pro-goth programs on TV!
Other pro-goth cartoons that were really good was Growing Up Creepie, which was part of the Discovery Kids lineup. It featured a little goth girl who was raised by bugs that lived in the mansion she was dropped off at when she was an infant. Her mother is a praying mantis that looks like Morticia Addams and her father is a mosquito that looks like Bela Lugosi.
Another cartoon I loved was Invader Zim, which aired on Nickelodeon. It was about an alien that gets banished to Earth and the two goth kids that are always interfering with his plans for world conquest. Invader Zim was created by Jhonen Vasquez, the creator of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.
It seems once we entered the second decade of the 21st century there hasn’t been any pro-goth cartoons. It’s always nice to see us goths portrayed in a positive light. Hopefully more pro-goth cartoons will come out in the near future!