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Figuretoon Quickies

"Stoopid Monkey"

Of course you're not, Scud - but Cy-Gor doesn't know any better. You're yellow, that's good enough for him.

We considered making this an animated gif, with a scrolling background to suggest the falling, but couldn't figure out how to do that. Instead you get this totally fake bird's-eye-view of a building: in reality, that's a shot from ground level aimed up at the roof, just flipped vertically; the "plaza" below is a totally separate photo, of Oxford Street in London.

The idea was to create the generic sort of office building seen in The Matrix - and in fact, the muzzle flashes on Scud's guns even come from McFarlane's Trinity toy. The sound effects are straight from one of his comics, but the distinctive lettering was too difficult to duplicate digitally. It would have been easier to do it by hand and scan it. The weird balloon is our concession to that.

And if you were wondering, no, Scud isn't photoshopped into that pose: he really was "hovering" above Cy-Gor like that in the real-life photo setup. It took some doing, but it's worth it.

Vision-Impaired Transcript

Scud: I already told you before: I'm not a banana!

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