Finding Damo

The story of a man, his job, two cats and the meaning of success.

Psycho Ted

I created the Psycho Teddy Bear back at university. I used to spend more time drawing in class than taking notes. A friend leaned over and asked to see an insane teddy bear, and from there the Psycho Teddy Bear was born.

For awhile, all of my email addresses and signatures contained PTB, before I softened and became OmenToo. I even had an ascii version.

When I started teaching Flash to my Year 9s, I created Spider Ted, which I quite enjoyed.

Once I started playing with game design, I tried to create him in 3D. I had an awful looking Second Life avatar, and then a Mecha-PTB that I created for my Cert III in game design, which looked much better.

Now I have been experimenting with him again, creating designs for RedBubble.

findingdamo.redbubble.com

What I’m thinking of doing next is recreating a comic strip I did awhile ago (like, perhaps fifteen years ago) and animating it in CGI.

It has been fun, watching the evolution of a cartoon character. I hope he has more life left in him.

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