Eddy aka “Proto-Malco”.
I thought I’d have some fun and redraw my first original creation. Yes, this is the first initial design for Malco back in 2003. Before he became an adventurer, he was a small, energetic, goggle-wearing goofball with a love of flight. The stylistic influences in his design are pretty obvious.
His color was loosely based on Farfetch’d (the under-appreciated duck pokemon):
His goggles, Daxter from Jak and Daxter:
And everything else is of course…
As for his new name, that was in tribute of one of the main characters of my favorite movies at the time of his creation… Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
In a strange way, despite all of the comparisons I had gotten in the past, I almost regret abandoning this design. But who knows, maybe I’ll have something planned for little Eddy in the future.
After all, “Cartoon characters never die”.