Friday, May 22, 2009

My name is... ROADBLOCK!

In this week's episode of Sparkle Friends we introduce a new character called Roadblock. Although he's not really new - he's been around for about 13 years...

Back in the mid 1990's I worked in a record store with my good friend Jarrod Wright. We'd amuse ourselves by pretending to be Roadblock - a white guy who thinks he's black and never quite gets the tough guy catchphrases right.
We always intended to use Roadblock as a character in something, but it never quite happened... UNTIL NOW! Ta daaaaa!

I thought it would be fun to put him in Sparkle Friends, and it seemed only right to get Jarrod to do the voice (he was always better at it than me)

As usual Xander did a sweet character design, and you can ch-ch-check his process work below.

Obviously Roadblock's 'look' is inspired by a certain Mr, although we think this will just be ONE of Roadblock's many looks. We already have plans to bring him back, so hopefully y'all like him as much as we do.

Check out the full episode on What Now this Sunday morning between 830-9, TV2!