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Bubbie was a mechanical whale by thurop Bubbie was a mechanical whale by thurop
Yep... this was my first daydream doodle of Flapjack...

And then I painted it (acrylics)... and then I pitched it at cartoon network. And then as I developed it for a couple of years, I realized that Flapjack needs someone to interact with. Who would bring out more of his personality (and so he didn't have to talk to himself). So I gave him K'nuckles. And it got too dark. Because K'nuckles is a rapscallion. So I gave him comfort and safety (Bubbie). And changed her to a real whale. Initially she was a little more of a stick-in-the-mud like Davie from Davie and Goliath. But then when I was auditioning voices I found Roz Ryan(who does Bubbie's voice) and everything got a million times better...

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SinzutheGreat Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Well, that explains that episode where K'nuckles calls her the fastest ship in the sea.
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pikatwig Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Did not see this coming.
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TwoHairsInOneHole Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the feeling I get when I look at this. You did a phenomenal job.
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dlaney966 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
i love knuckles!
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Alaxr274 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
TV Tropes brought me here
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:iconvinagrette:
vinagrette Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
BUBBIE <3
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xRedxAkatsukixPumkin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
flappy is too cute~!
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:iconnyamsuren:
Nyamsuren Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh no! really?
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:iconlitterozy:
LitteRozy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Photographer
So cute <3
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Chowderlover309 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a great job.
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:iconmacncheese407:
macncheese407 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Just got this for my baby girls room!!! Cant wait!!! Slightly obsessed with your work!
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:iconthurop:
thurop Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
woo!
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:iconpunk-phantom:
Punk-Phantom Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
has anyone seen that chef boyardy ravioli commercial wh the night-light i sounds like bubbie's voice actress!! :O it's really weird...
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Izaskun-Io Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Precioso.
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:iconflapjackrules:
FlapjackRules Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
10 years ago i was 4 and never heard of it.
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:iconbistledink:
Bistledink Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
10 years ago, and we were all blessed with your vision on CN. Great job, broseph! btw, can we look forward to any new episodes? Remember when John Kricfalusi gave us the lost episodes of Ren & Stimpy? Yeah, I didn't like them too much either, but food for thought...
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flippythekiller Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
funny
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PaperMatt202 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
I love the trio of Flapjack, K'nuckles, and Bubbie. They all seem to balance each other out. Like one big happy family. ...Sort of.
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Rosslaye Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student
My dad like cartoons but doesn't generally watched new stuff, so I always have to show him new CN stuff, and when I showed him Flapjack a couple years ago, I just remember him saying "HAHA The whale is a sassy black lady!" :D
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chuh Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Bubbie wouldn't be awesome without her voice and sass.
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Catmaniac8x Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is so cool! I love seeing the early developmental work on cartoons, makes me think of mine, and how weird they looked a while ago. It's so neat how the whole storyline and characters can shift completly during development..and by the end of it you have an awesome little cartoon that makes you proud.

Good lord I love the weirdness of Flapjack! The style is awesome, it's in 2D (which already made it awesome) along with the paper cut-out waves. the random claymation is great...FFF there's so much more I could say about it! It's so awesome! And the fact that you have a DA AND a show on cartoon network? AWESOME!! :D I hope to have a show on there at some point! XD
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thurop Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
heheh, thank friend
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Catmaniac8x Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
no problem ^^
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thestrangely Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
So i just have to say Flapjack is my favorite show of ALL TIME! I love the heavy outlines, watercolor looking washes, subdued color palette, the awesomely gnarly character designs, the general weirdness of it...everything! If I could create an amazing cartoon show like yours one day, I'd be in a constant state of artistic, childish blissfullness. :D
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:iconthurop:
thurop Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Thanks buddy!
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:iconkona12:
Kona12 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sooo adorable :] always good to know the origin
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MissleMan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Man I love seeing the development stuff, the shows I have worked on have always ended up different than their original conception, but once they get to production and have been on a while it becomes hard to imagine them any other way, but I sure as heck love seeing the what if's and could've beens.

Sam
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DarkHalo4321 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Student General Artist
That's insanely awesome for acrylics. I hate painting with them. But once you figure it out its not hard, just tedious.
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Kerpow Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Student General Artist
WOW! It is amazing to see how much this has changed! I agree that Roz Made bubbie so amazing. She is probably my favorite character aside from flapjack and I get sad when she isn't in an episode. hee hee
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AkatsukiKaizoku Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
The big things could be appearing due a so little thing, god job, you are my hero
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Kikiine Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
@0@ WAAAAAAAAAAAAH this is amazing! <333
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e-rock95 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
i like how flapjack looks. hes looks older
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Ms-Luther Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OmG epic moment in history
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BoogaZoo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
I really love your art style it's pretty insane and all the characters are done beautifully, I am a big fan of your work it is trully amazing the art style is just so wonderful and I see the characters from the show to be just funny and sweet. I just love Bubbie's motherly nature towards Flapjack it is a just a sweet scene:)
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Angellbaby Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: I love Bubbie! She's like Flapjack's really cool motherly figure! Which leads me to Flapjack's parents, are you going to have them on the show?
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:iconthurop:
thurop Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
they already are.... ;)
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Angellbaby Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD: Oh I get it! K'Nuckles is s'posed to be the dad who gets Flap into stuff right? I love the show sooo much! Specially the two episodes I saw today!
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NeoAtlantis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
I really like this picture. Bubbie is awesome, love her!!1
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myoo89 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BUBBIE :XD:
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warriorcatroseeyes Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Haha, it's awesome to know a bit more about the history of Flapjack! XD
I love the texture of the painting, and Flapjack's usual 'Every new day is a fantastic adventure' expression ^^
I think it's great you brought the mechanical whale idea back for the Alpha-Whale.
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Voulpata Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
How did you get so amazingly-awesome-tastical at drawing?
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FakeWings18 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BUBBIE! <3 I love how the window with flap jack glows! howd you do it? and in acrylic paints!? aaahhhmaaazzeeinngg! I just started using acrylic this week FAILS
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:iconthurop:
thurop Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Acrylic! I use a lot of thin washes!
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FakeWings18 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh i see,... i just used the pain outta the bottle >___> ill try it and maybe show it to u when its done XD but you probly get lots of art from ppl huh? <3 thanks for replying! it realy made my day! :D
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thurop Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
I drink my pain straight from the bottle too... ;D
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:iconfakewings18:
FakeWings18 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Paint,.. i mean paint XD *if literaly Rofl* er.. 'is'! see!? im so happy i cant even type! XD
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:iconthurop:
thurop Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
hahahaaaa
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FakeWings18 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haahaaaa! XD thanks a bunch for replying! im gunna go show my mom! 8D and gloat about this to ALL my friends, they'll be so jealouse! tee hee! X3 you might not remember but :iconedwardwolfie3: was the one who 1st told u i was making a plush,.. they can do that nyahaheehee! flap jack laugh kinda its so funny! *is going to laugh like thet when tlaking about htis*

...i still cant type im so happeh!
thanks friend! <3 *hugs*
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OceanChaosChao Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
I guess it's alright.
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theupsideISdown Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
This is really cute! I especially love Flapjack's expression. He just looks so amazed at whatever he's seeing.

I also really love the way you did the background.
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