This project started as a design exercise to flex the old concept muscles. The idea was to update some old character designs I had done almost 10 years ago based on a TV show idea I was working on with my friend Justin Bullard. Justin came up with the idea for these two characters named Manny and Don long before we met at school, and after we graduated we collaborated on a series pitch based on them. We fleshed out several seasons worth of material for these guys...it was a very fun and creative time. The pitch ultimately did not fly but my affection for these characters stayed.
And here is a sample of the original character designs...so very old!!