Half the Battle
#15 — Bringing the Thunder!
Even though Thunder was in the old Sunbow cartoon, I honestly didn’t remember him at all when I reacquainted myself with the series. He left absolutely no impression on me. And I figure that gives me carte blanche to give him whatever personality quirks I want. So, I made him terribly cheesy.
Alpine and Bazooka, on the other hand, I remember very well. They were two of my favorite characters when I was a kid. They are a great team. Alpine is probably the wittiest character on GI Joe and Bazooka is the slowest. It’s like Groucho and Laurel, but with grappling hooks and bazookas!
Once again, I found myself running behind schedule, and to catch up, I used limited animation techniques. Take a look. In some panels, I just changed the mouths. As for Thunder’s tank, the (awesomely named) Slugger, I outright traced a picture of the toy and copied it in every panel. There was no way I’d be able to stay on model otherwise…
Now you know…
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