Daria the Untold Tale Part 2

July 22, 2014 10:37 PM

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Daria the Untold Tale Part 2

As I bragged somewhat inaccurately in the part one of this piece, I made the first attempt at drawing Daria. That's not strictly speaking true. What I did was make the first attempt after all parties had weighed in with what they thought her image should be. A few attempts had been made previously to come up with a design at J.J. Sedelmaier's studio where B&B Season 1 was animated, Both J.J. and Tom Warburton (Sedelmaier employee and later creator of Codename: Kids Next Door) have told me that pretty much everybody at the studio gave it a try. But the designs failed to satisfy Mike Judge or MTV.

Animation professionals often criticized the designs in Beavis & Butt-Head. They reacted to Mike's crude line style or his naïve approach to anatomy. What they failed to realize was that Mike injected "character" into the character designs in a way that was sorely lacking in the work of many cartoon...

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