Pack Board Up and Boogie

Andie and Allie jammin' with their friends

One of the difficulties of creating these characters was figuring out what to do with their tails. Some of the early drawings had characters with tails but they were all facing the viewer. When time came to draw the back I tried poking the tail out of a bum flap in the back of the pants. This was very awkward so it was decided that the tails had to go. Consequently these guys are called frogators by the client. I also have a friend that called them pickle people. I wonder if Marc Brown, the creator of "Arthur" had to put up with the same kind of criticism.

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