Welcome to the latest installment of DEAD DUCK RISING! Here’s your trivia fix for this go around:
- I had a pretty clear idea in my mind’s eye as to how I wanted to stage the fight between the evil spirit and J.P. Yorick. The scene from Disney’s “Lilo and Stitch” where Jumba and Stitch are wailing on each other was a definite influence. There may also have been some latent inspiration from Peter Pan fighting with his shadow (Peter Pan is my favorite fairy tale). If I had it to do over again, I probably would have extended this fight scene even further, just for the fun of drawing it.
- The scene from the evil spirit’s perspective, just before he jumps down the duck’s throat, is one of my most cinematic panels that I ever drew, and certainly one of my favorites because of that. If I could draw like that more often, I’d be a happy cartoonist.
- Gotta say it again…I LOVE drawing J.P.’s feet. It’s the litle things like that which make drawing so fun for me.
See you on the next page!