This commission brings together three fairly similar properties. The blonde here is Holli Would from Cool World, a film that often described as a darker, more adult-themed spin on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, while Bonkers here is basically Disney’s attempt to make a Who Framed Roger Rabbit cartoon series without having to negotiate copyright with the other studios tied to that film. And of course, Jessica Rabbit herself is from the movie both these other franchises are often compared to. Holli and Jessica are both characters I’ve flirted with drawing in the past, but just haven’t for one reason or another. Now that the ice has been broken with them, maybe I can return to one or both somewhere down the line. We’ll see.
So the WWOEC Woman of the Month for July 2014 is Dilandra (or Dyl) Piquel, the wife of Lucky Piquel in Disney’s Bonkers. I never really watched Bonkers, I just found the main character a bit too annoying. This was the first time I’d seen Dyl or her daughter (Marilyn, pictured here between her mother’s legs). I wasn’t crazy about either of them, but I whipped this one up anyway for the event.
However, I do think I’ll revisit this series sometime to draw Miranda Wright, Bonkers’ female partner from some episodes. I like her design quite a bit, and I’m kind of wanting to pair Bonkers up with a human character. I don’t know if or when I’ll do that, but hopefully sometime soon. In the meantime, enjoy this pic!