Tuesday, July 31, 2007
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
Sunday, July 29, 2007
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!
Saturday, July 28, 2007
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.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
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!
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.")