How useful are animation focus groups when deciding whether to re-tool a cartoon series? According to this behind-the-scenes comic by Green Lantern: The Animated Series showrunner Giancarlo Volpe, the answer is: not very.

Volpe shares this look at the development of the Green Lantern cartoon, with a bit of wisdom from his fellow Green Lantern: TAS producer and Batman: The Animated Series co-creator Bruce Timm. Volpe was kind enough to let us repost the comic here, but be sure to follow him on his Tumblr as well. He's also elaborating a bit on his experiences with focus groups over on Twitter.

Green Lantern Producer's Comic Explains Why Animation Focus Groups Suck

Green Lantern Producer's Comic Explains Why Animation Focus Groups Suck

Green Lantern Producer's Comic Explains Why Animation Focus Groups Suck

Green Lantern Producer's Comic Explains Why Animation Focus Groups Suck

Green Lantern Producer's Comic Explains Why Animation Focus Groups Suck

Green Lantern Producer's Comic Explains Why Animation Focus Groups Suck

Green Lantern Producer's Comic Explains Why Animation Focus Groups Suck

Green Lantern Producer's Comic Explains Why Animation Focus Groups Suck

Green Lantern Producer's Comic Explains Why Animation Focus Groups Suck

Green Lantern Producer's Comic Explains Why Animation Focus Groups Suck

[Giancarlo Volpe via Cartoon Brew]