Thursday, August 09, 2007

Keep on Chuckin' - in color

Keep on Truckin' - so sixties. 2008 is all about "Keep on Chuckin' "

Daily Chuck 8/09/07

There aren't any Piranha in Gosh Lake...or are there?

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Daily Chuck 8/08/2007

Here is a sketch of the Peck-Car, Wally Woodpecker's Hot Rod, loosely based on (what else) a Plymouth Superbird.

Included are a few of the Peck-Car's technical specs. Look closely - a couple of it's hidden gems are revealed!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Daily Chuck 8/07/07

Today's "Chuck Work" was all about the written word. Getting all those mad ideas out of my head and onto paper. Today I worked on character descriptions for an upcoming studio pitch. Here's an insider's glimpse at Woodchuck Chuck:

Woodchuck Chuck is the superhero protector of the Redwood forest. His personality is a cross between the sly wit of Droopy and the energy of SpongeBob Squarepants. His appearance is of a human in a woodchuck costume. Throwing sticks is his shtick. Woodchuck Chuck is always smarter than the bad-guys, but isn’t always spot on with his aim. Known affectionately as “The Sliver Surfer” when on his skateboard, used when the forest becomes too thick for The Chuck Truck. He is never seen out of costume.

Inspirations: Droopy, SpongeBob, Superman, Spiderman, Lone Ranger

Monday, August 06, 2007

Keep On Chuckin' - Daily Chuck 8/06/07

and here it is...

"Keep On Chuckin'"

Yup, I missed my "Daily Chuck" yesterday. I was busy driving the day away. But I did have time to think about WCC a bit - and came up with the perfect slogan:

Keep on Chuckin'

I imagine it'd make a great T-Shirt, with Chuck leaned back in imitation of the old "Keep on Truckin" logo.

It'd look great on mud flaps too. Especially on logging trucks.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Daily Chuck 8/04/07

Saw RUSH last night - part of the stage show has the South Park characters on screen pretending to be RUSH. Although I am not a particular fan of South Park, the skit was hilarious, and prompted me to envision Woodchuck Chuck as Neil Peart, Wally Woodpecker as Geddy Lee, and The Beav as Alex Lifeson. I tried to exaggerate the drum kit, but I think I actually fell short of reality.

I give you CHUK!

Now get ready to RAWK!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Daily Chuck 8/03/07 - ten minutes early!

...because I may not have time tomorrow (going to a RUSH concert!!!) - I give you tomorrow's Daily Chuck, today! (now nine minutes before "tomorrow")

Daily Chuck 8/02/07

The Beav on his preferred mode of transport - "The BeavWheel"

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Teen Termite!

I was never really happy with the original design for Teen Termite, which is why he only appears in one tiny spot here on this blog.

I redesigned him today, and I think I like this one much better!

So I give you Teen Termite 2.0!

Daily Chuck 8/01/07

Bigfoot has a love for Woodchuck Chuck that borders on obsession. Bigfoot is also very jealous of Teen Termite, and Teen Termite isn't terribly fond of Bigfoot either. I think it's a height thing.

Anyways, here's WCC getting a surprise as Bigfoot attempts to become his next sidekick.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Daily Chuck 7/31/07 - Introducing "Fetch"

I've mulled this one around for a while - it was even suggested by a friend at one point - should WCC have a dog named Fetch? Yes, the comedic opportunities are endless, but my concept of who/what Chuck is does not lend itself to him being a dog owner, or even to dogs being a part of his world.

Today I thought it through a little more. Maybe instead of a dog, Woodchuck Chuck has a pet raccoon. But I've already conceptualized anthropomorphic raccoons as part of the world in which Woodchuck Chuck lives. Should I relegate raccoons to a lower echelon of existence?

Then I realized that although Goofy and Pluto are both dogs, Goofy walking Pluto on a leash is perfectly acceptable. Evolution is a cruel mistress in the cartoon world.

So if I do decide to further develop Fetch as a character, there will be different levels of "raccoon" in the world of Woodchuck Chuck.

I'm okay with that. Besides, they already wear those cool little masks!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Daily Chuck - 7/30/07

A little bit of Monday Chuck for y'all.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Sliver Surfer

Woodchuck Chuck never ceases to amaze me. I'm not sure whether or not I am drawing him or channeling him. Seriously. So many ideas have just "happened" - I start to scribble and suddenly I have this (to me) brilliant little sketch/concept/idea.

Here's one from today that expands on the WCC mythos: Woodchuck Chuck's little wooden skateboard, for those times when the forest gets too thick for the Chuck Truck. "Meh" you say? Well how about this: When on his board, Woodchuck Chuck is affectionately known as "The Sliver Surfer." Hahahhahaha - Get it? Brilliant, I say!

Daily Chuck - 7/29/07

Sunday is always a good day for baking cookies.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Homage to Krazy Kat

Here's a little homage to Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse that popped into my head today. If you've never heard of the comic strip Krazy Kat, go do some learnin' here.

Satur-Daily Chuck 7/28/07

As you all know, Saturday is "Bath Day!" Yipee!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Friday 7/27 - Daily Chuck

Today's Daily Chuck - Chuck playing with his Chuck Truck playset and Wally Woodpecker and The Beav action figures. He calls it "Strategic Planning" - but we know the truth ;)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Animation Magazine's Sixth Annual Pitch Party

Animation Magazine's August issue is out now! Once a year, artists are able to purchase discounted ad space to present their ideas. They call it the "Pitch Party."

The ads/ideas are reviewed by a panel of judges...Woodchuck Chuck didn't win this year, but what's this? Maxwell Atoms, creator of "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy" chose Woodchuck Chuck as one of his two top picks!

Not too shabby! Here's the ad as it appears on page 31 of the August 2007 issue of Animation Magazine. Get yours TODAY!

Daily Chuck

Part of my developmental regimen for 'ol Chuck is to sketch a little bit of Chuck (or other WCC elements) every day. Here is Chuck's reaction upon reading the results of the Pitch Party he recently took part in. (FYI, the winner was entitled "King of the Universe.")