The smartest kid on earth, is a widely acclaimed graphic novel by Chris Ware. The story was previously serialized in the pages of Ware’s comic book Acme Novelty Library, between 1995 and 2000 and previous to that, in the alternative Chicago weekly New City. (wikipedia…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Corrigan,_the_Smartest_Kid_on_Earth)
The reason this applicable to my work is the muted colour scheme. It seems grown up in comparison to a children’s animation. Its a very 1940’s feel. I think this would work well on my final image, giving a stylized look, making it less child friendly.