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Got a burning question about BoJack? Get your curiosity satisfied tomorrow during our Reddit AMA! 2pm PST/5pm EST.
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Here are two other ways to get your fill of my yappin’:
I got to chat with the lovely Meighan O’ Toole on her "What’s Your Story" podcast . I went on a weird rant about having children and global warming that I’m not sure I actually agree with? Fun!
And I did a fun interview with Ashley Brooke Roberts for SparkLife’s Career Wha? where I outlined 10 steps to success and tried to be funny!

Got a burning question about BoJack? Get your curiosity satisfied tomorrow during our Reddit AMA! 2pm PST/5pm EST.

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Here are two other ways to get your fill of my yappin’:

I got to chat with the lovely Meighan O’ Toole on her "What’s Your Story" podcast . I went on a weird rant about having children and global warming that I’m not sure I actually agree with? Fun!

And I did a fun interview with Ashley Brooke Roberts for SparkLife’s Career Wha? where I outlined 10 steps to success and tried to be funny!

Tuca eatin’ all the eggs!
Oh hey the Tuca links were down for awhile but I fixed ‘em. Read all the old Tuca comics right HERE.

Tuca eatin’ all the eggs!

Oh hey the Tuca links were down for awhile but I fixed ‘em. Read all the old Tuca comics right HERE.

I love Bojack Horseman!!! How much story/visual humor input did you have? I see a lot of things, particularly in the background, that seem very Lisa. Did you get to dictate actions or behaviors? Diane's story about dreaming of winning Macarthur grant for her Zine about girls at school sounded like Emily's story about hoping to one day win a pulitzer at the new york times for an expose on a boy in her class. — Asked by kensukevic

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. 

Doodling characters for BoJack gave me endless opportunities to write dumb things on clothing. Here are some of my faves from season 1.

SP-ORTS!

Final versions of these guys were made by animators: Zoë Moss , Adam Parton, Ryan DeLuca, and Jojo Ramos <3

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art directed this background drawn by YaoYao Ma Van As 

Hi! I love Charlotte too. I think her character was dreamed up by Mehar Sethi (one of our brilliant writers)! Here’s a little post showing the process of making her, for anyone who’s interested:

- rough sketch of a deer lady

- refined her and made her more attractive (Olivia Wilde did Charlotte’s voice recordings and I totally referenced pics of her for the eyes)

- figured out a cute, 80’s outfit for her

- character designer Adam Parton created this turnaround based on my sketch and gave her mouths and moveable parts ( Adam is great. Here’s his Tumblr )

- and we did the same process for Old Charlotte. I like how there’s so much realistic continuity on this show, so I get to sketch lots of older and younger versions of characters. Fun!

You've probably gotten eighty of these, but I loved Bojack Horseman and I loved your design work. I hope all you talented people get a second season, you deserve it. — Asked by the-girl-who-cant-wait

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:

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BoJack. On Netflix. Friday.

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You guys. BoJack Horseman is airing on Netflix RIGHT NOW. 

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.

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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:

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One more month until BoJack!! YEEHAW!

One more month until BoJack!! YEEHAW!

Watch trailer for Netflix's 'Bojack,' out in August

Here’s a trailer for Bojack Horseman! Coming to Netflix August 22! Get excited!

Bojack Horseman

boringoldraphael:

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.

Boobly the Wonder Dog!
Walk cycle made at PFC #4. Thanks to the brilliant Lilli Carré for photographing and animating this bitch!

Boobly the Wonder Dog!

Walk cycle made at PFC #4. Thanks to the brilliant Lilli Carré for photographing and animating this bitch!

A little Vine animation