Weirdly, I feel uncomfortable with your use of the term "cartoon" to describe the art. I think in my head "cartoon" describes humor or satire rather than sequential art.
This is not at all a statement about Arthur Chu's abilities as a voice actor, but the reading doesn't do a thing for me. Tinkering with media is all very well and something of which the world could use more, but vocal talent is somewhat wasted to me when you've got motionless art and the text right in front of you. It's like those script readings where you're constantly bored because your eyes have scanned the page much faster than anyone could read it, and now you have to wait for it to be repeated so you can move on.
Of course I could just watch/listen rather than read, but to be terribly honest I don't need more excuses to not read things.
I would have said similarly curmudgeonly things about the text updates if it weren't for the mitigating behind-the-scenes stuff.
"If you leave out important things or events that you know about, the story is strengthened. If you leave or skip something because you do not know it, the story will be worthless." - Hemingway