Winning a prestigious award for a piece of revenge writing is the dream of all smart women!
The character actions are totally dictated by Raphael and our brain trust of incredible writers, thank goodness, that’s the hardest thing. But background jokes and visual gags are a team effort - writers, storyboard artists, designers and directors, oh my!
For a lot of the puns, me and supervising director/funny friend Mike Hollingsworth come up with a list of options and pick the one that makes us laugh. My favorite task is designing artwork you see hanging on walls and writing little mugs/t-shirt gags.
Storyboard artist Aaron Long is responsible for “Bradley Hitler-Smith,” which…none of us can shut up about how funny that is.
Thank you for watching!!!
YES BOJACK IS GETTING A SECOND SEASON!!!! NETFLIX CALLS DIBS!!
Just for fun, here’s a sketch from when I first started designing the show (with watercolors!) back in 2012:
I’m so proud of this show and all the talented people who helped create it. On the surface it’s a silly comedy with animal puns. Which is wonderful. But, for me, it goes to weirder and weirder places and starts to subvert more expectations the further you get into it. Like holy shit is episode 11 a doozy (in a good way)! I think you’ll dig it.
I’ll be blogging more about specific design stuff after the show airs and you’ve had a chance to enjoy.
For now, I leave you with these off-model BoJacks:
So excited I can finally talk about this amazing project I’ve been putting together over the last few years. Can’t talk about it right now though — we’ve got twelve episodes to write! See you in six months!
Me too! I’m now firmly planted in Los Angeles and working as a production designer on Bojack Horseman. Twelve episodes will be airing later this year on Netflix. STAY TUNED.