I was thinking about who should be the next volunteer for Butt Witch’s live show, and a lot of names came to mind. To be frank, I have a very long list of characters I’d like to use in this series, and a pretty diverse list at that. One of the names that I thought of that stood out to me, though, was Jessica Rabbit. Jessica’s a classic, time-tested sex symbol, one that’s endured and even somewhat overshadows the film she comes from (which is saying something, as the film’s a beloved classic). Despite that, I’ve only drawn her once before, and once I started doing test sketches for this page I immediately remembered how fun she can be to draw. I was really happy with my first sketch from that session, which is her introductory panel on this page, and when I started coloring I was even happier with this decision. I really like how she came out here on the page, and I think she pairs nicely with the Butt Witch. I also like seeing a classy gal like her get a little dirty, and I hope you can all agree.
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.