My wife and I were driving in the minivan on Saturday when we heard on the radio that cheesy '80s love song by Paul Young: "Every Time You Go Away..." Then, I remembered my older brother, Thomas, many years ago making fun of the lyrics, changing the next line to: "...you take a piece of meat with you." My wife thought it was a funny mental image, so here's the cartoon image.
I've been a character designer at Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, CA for more than six years. I designed characters for season 1 of Tak and the Power of Juju, seasons 6-8 of The Fairly OddParents and seasons 1-3 of T.U.F.F. Puppy. I have also contributed character designs for The Penguins of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Big Time Rush and Robot & Monster. Last year, I received an Animation Award nomination for my character design work on the T.U.F.F. Puppy episode "Iron Mutt". Please visit my online gallery at MikeDougherty.net and my Flickr page. Please click on the "follow blog" tab above and I'd be happy to add a link to your site, as well! Thanks!