Second Semester: Character Design – The Chair

This was my favorite assignment this semester: The Transformation. We had to choose between a Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde (instant transformation) or a From Cradle to the Grave (not the Steven Seagal movie). My first idea was “Dr. Jekyll is balding and applies a shampoo that goes wrong”, but Graves questioned my medical accuracy on the subject (I think it was flawless because I’ve seen it in Chuck Jones’ cartoons). My second idea was “Dr. Jekyll finds out he’s turning into a robot”, but he mentioned Rob Liefeld and we had an argument over the usefulness of pouches. The third idea was “I’ll draw Madonna”, which didn’t work out too well. Finally, I came up with the idea of a life spent in jail. He approved it, not knowing what I had in mind…