Title: Mr Happy On The Wrong Side Of Town.
Client: BBC Comedy / Dead Ringers BBC 2
About: I’m quite proud that this went viral in the early days of Youtube. Kids made their own violent live-action versions, Youtube shut my channel down and the Hargreeves estate complained about it on Radio 4, (the sketch – not my youtube page being shut down). I’m also proud of the visual jokes I storyboarded, including Mr. Happy’s little wave.
I regret making a joke about ‘Chavs’. I also wish I was allowed to make the cartoon look more authentic, but I wasn’t allowed for legal reasons. Nowadays I’d at least make sure the line thickness was consistent.
I can’t remember the name of the writer. Sorry!