Coach Z Evolution

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This page tracks the evolution of Coach Z.

Image Info Created Appearances What's Changed?
Early Coach Z sketches (and Bubs ones, too)  ??? Sketchbook (museum) N/A
This is Coach "Zee"'s first design 1999 Where My Hat Is At?; flashback; alternate universe; The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw; Homestar Runner Goes For the Gold N/A
Coach Z's second design December 1999 Marshmallow's Last Stand; Old Characters Page His colors have gotten lighter, he has more shading, his head is rounder, and the Z's shape and color has changed.
Coach Z's third design 2000 Character Cards; Dancin' Bubs; Yearbook Character Page (in photo) He has darker colors, a thinner outline, rounder eyes, and his hat and medallion have changed colors.
Coach Z's fourth design 2000 Theme Song Video; Homestarloween Party His outline is colored and not just plain black, his medallion has changed color, his shading is gone, and his hat has lighter colors.
Coach Z's fifth design 2000 Toons from A Holiday Greeting to Date Nite; Main Pages 11 and 23; various Strong Bad Emails from stand-up to mini-golf His skin tone has become a slightly lighter shade, the Z appears to be polished, and his medallion has changed color again. He also has much more advanced shading and thicker and brighter outlines. The Z has a shadow on his body.
Current design 2003 various Strong Bad Emails starting with impression; various toons starting with 3 Times Halloween Funjob His feet aren't as far apart. His medallion has been subtly redesigned and recolored, overall slightly darker without inner shading. The medallion now leaves a lighter shadow on his body than before, blending in with its other shading. His cap is less slanted, and the brim is smaller. His head is smaller, and his outlines no longer have gaps at his arms.

Between 2003 and 2007, this design was used interchangeably with the previous one.

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