Sunday, May 23, 2010

Who Restored Roger Rabbit?

Some months ago, I grabbed from a flea market a very played with Roger Rabbit doll. He was lacking his trademark bow, his fur and clothing had some rips and tears, and some seams were starting to come out. In other words: the doll was in poor shape, and someone else would had toss him into the garbage bin. But not me!  =D

restore1Here’s the poor little guy. Not collectible anymore, huh? Well, I’m here to perform an extreme makeover on this doll! The first thing I did was to get rid of all those loose threads in order to fix his damaged pants and fur. Also I fixed those seams that were giving up because all those years of negligence on him.

restore2Now, it’s time to give his pants a new set of yellow buttons. They were glued over the suspenders, since the fabric of his pants was so damaged it couldn’t hold the seams required to attach the buttons.

restore3In the same fashion, I also glued his bow over the neck. This little fella was starting to look again as Roger Rabbit, but I had to stop this project for a while since I didn’t have the rest of the materials I needed for finishing him. 

I forgot about Roger for a couple of months (because I was very busy / lazy to get all the stuff I needed for this project). He started to look a little dusty, so I gave him a well-deserved bubble bath:

restore4He was looking so pristine, that I decided to go ahead with the project and finally got the much-needed whiskers and a cute, little loose tooth for his mouth. Also, I fixed some seams that came out after the bath.

restore5Since I couldn’t find a new set of eyes for him, I printed him a new pair of blue eyes and covered them with plastic adhesive film. Then, I glued them over the damaged eyes, and TADA!!!!

restore6Look at those little blue eyes… They are so cute and lovely!!

restore7And that’s the end of this story. Of course, I need to get some yellow vinyl dots for his tie but I can say this project is finally done!

As you can see, this is not properly a tutorial. My intention was to show you fellas how can you give a second chance to a damaged doll. All you need is a little love and patience (since I didn’t spend more than a couple of bucks for getting all the stuff I needed). After all, Roger deserves it <3

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Roger Rabbit's Toontown 4

Here we go again with another comic scan. Enjoy!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Meet Roger Rabbit – In 3D!!

Finally, what many Roger Rabbit fans consider the missing link has appeared!! Remember about that sequel project aborted by Michael Eisner, in which Roger would be computer-animated?


Well… Here’s finally the source of that frame!! This video was found at Brendan Body’s Blog, and it was animated by Eric Guaglione, who worked with Disney by the time the Roger Rabbit sequel was under pre-production:

Eric Guaglione's Roger Rabbit 2 Test from Brendan Body on Vimeo.

So there it is, fellas! Did you like it? =D

You can read more info about this animated test going to the entry related to this vid on Brendan Body’s Blog. What do I think about this? Well, let’s say I’m pretty amazed =3

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Roger Rabbit, Pet Doctor?

It’s kinda funny how I haven’t updated this blog because the lack of news about Roger Rabbit and his friends/foes, and then…


Found this on my weekend errands; think it’s a little weird but funny:


Kinda strange, huh? In case you are wondering what the heck the t-shirt says, it’s about a veterinarian clinic and dog spa which uses Roger’s name and likeness for promoting their services on my hometown (Guadalajara, México). There’s a close-up of the drawing on the shirt that looks pretty rushed-up, but still interesting:


In some sort of way, he reminds me my own Roger Rabbit, M.D. I brought to life some time ago (the one who’s disguised as Prince Phillip right now):


And maybe, I could use that crude drawing as an inspiration for a new Roger Rabbit illustration… What do you think? =D