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Project GeeKeR: Becky ActionPose by filbarlow Project GeeKeR: Becky ActionPose by filbarlow
As I was setting up my animation design studio in Australia in 1996 we took on Project GeeKeR for Columbia Tristar in Los Angeles. While the show's Creator Doug TenNapel appreciated my ability as a character designer, he preferred his more conservative take on Becky. I was obviously pushing for her to look the part and butch her up.

This design was rejected along with most of my character designs, I got the hint and let my trainee designers take my place. I instead concentrated on Gen 13 and the early XGB.
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Kth-77 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
Man it would have Been so amazing if the Strange and wonderful mind of TenNapel met the honed and incredible hands of Barlow, though the resulting show regardless was still very enjoyable. your Beck looks pretty cool, I remember finding the character's design on the show a little on the... bland side, but I guess it's hard to really make a character interesting sharing the screen with a T-rex and a banana headed cartoon man... thing.
 I'd really appreciate more (Semi-)serious sci-fi cartoons.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I wanted to put my suggestions out there, and when it became clear that Doug was attached to his direction, I backed off. I could have given him a much stronger show, in my honest opinion. Eventually I will post more of my work for this show, like Noah, and you can see for yourself.
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Kth-77 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'm very excited to see what you'd do with a sapient T-Rex character.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It's been years now, I'll have to dig around.
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DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Good action: believable gravity yet exaggerated motion!:sun::skull:
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It was based off a design that TenNapel did of Becky, I just wanted to rework it.
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DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool.:sun::skull:
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revereche Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw man, I loved Project GeeKeR and Becky so much (and still do)! I wish you'd had more say, but I think your design still came through quite a bit -- part of the reason I love Becky is that she's one of the most butch-looking female characters I've seen in mainstream cartoons, while still being a protagonist at that!
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, I honestly believe that the show could have been a lot more robust in the design department, but it wasn't my call.
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revereche Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it had some great ideas but they could have been a lot better in terms of visual execution =/
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