Stylized Character Designs

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Stylized character designs are intentional variations to the normal character models. The Brothers Chaps will play with line weights, colors and proportions to achieve a unique look for specific cartoons. These are not part of the gradual evolution of the characters, but rather a fresh experimental design.

Image Description Created
The King of Town DVD had its own unique drawing style, which was slightly more colorful and cartoonish. While the King of Town and the Poopsmith's designs in this toon can be counted as part of their evolution, Homestar Runner looked very different and Pom Pom had some proportional issues. 2000
A weird, distorted Strong Bad with no shading and one arm. Appeared in Dancin' Bubs. 2000
In The Reddest Radish, the characters were paper cut-outs that looked like they were colored in with crayons. 2000
In In Search Of The Yello Dello, the characters were drawn with bright colors and no shading. The proportions were also very inconsistent, especially with Homestar Runner and Coach Z. According to the DVD commentary for the Yello Dello storyboards, this is because Matt drew the storyboards very quickly and messily. However, Mike ended up liking those versions of the characters better, and so they were kept that way in the final cartoon. 2000
A weird, distorted Poopsmith who looks bigger than normal. His big eye is white instead of black, and his small eye is black instead of white. He has an extra hair on his head. He has a small amount of whatsit on his gloves. The wood on his shovel is brown instead of yellow. Appeared in A Jorb Well Done. A likely explanation for this is that TBC altered his head to resemble a Pom head, due to all other characters in the slideshow having Pom heads. 2001
Homestar and Strong Bad on a sewn needlepoint picture. 2001
A Strong Badian pilgrim from colonization. 2003
"Brought to you by Hollerin' Jimmy Hobby Kits!" An exaggerated cartoony Homestar and Doreauxgard, as seen in the title card for "The Homestar Runner and Doreauxgard Show" from an Easter egg in lackey. It was also seen in Main Page 25 on a curtain when you hover over "Characters". A similar version is later seen in The Actions You Can Do. 2004
Strong Bad and The Cheat drawn in a cartoony style. Notice that again, Strong Bad has a green tongue. This version of Strong Bad first appeared in lackey, while this version of The Cheat appeared in pop-up. According to Strong Bad, this Strong Bad design is named "Senor Muybueno", and The Cheat's name is "The Cheato Bandito". 2004 (Strong Bad), 2006 (The Cheat)
In old comics, the characters in the The Castlefunnies strips were depicted with small eyes and large noses, among other deformed and odd features. 2004
On the cover of the FAQ, the characters look like they were colored in crayon, but at the same time exhibit shading. Note that this picture was not created by The Brothers Chaps, but by a fan, who then posted their picture on DeviantArt. 2005
In the Stinkoman 20X6 cutscenes, the characters are pixelated, and sometimes badly detailed, without all normal shading or reflection. 2005
In the Stinkomanual, the characters look very cartoony and sometimes inaccurate. 2005
In Exaggerations, the characters are drawn in numerous strange designs. 2005
Hand-drawn versions of Space Captainface and Harold "Strap" Coopmore, used in the email space program's slideshow. There were other similar drawings also used. 2005
Strong Bad as painted by a Deutsch master in portrait. 2005
Hedcut portrait of Strong Bad in the rich-guy newspaper as shown in portrait. 2005
A velvet painting of Strong Bad from portrait. 2005
Strong Bad and Homestar in a comic style, from lady fan. 2006
Coach Z, Strong Bad, and Homestar in sketched storyboard style, from Sbemail 150?!? 2006
The King of Town and servants are drawn in a rounded, free-flowing style in The King of Town's Very Own Quite Popular Cartoon Show. 2007
Strong Bad and Coach Z are drawn in the Dullard style for the storyboards in Sbemail 169 Deleted Scene. 2007
Strong Mad, Coach Z, Bubs, and Pom Pom are drawn with blonde hair and without shading or outlines in hygiene. 2007
In Jibblies 2, when Homestar and The Goblin enter the Jibblies Painting, their style changes so that subtractive primaries are their dominant hues, and have thicker outlines. 2007
In Most in the Graveyard, the Carnivorous Undead Sheep and Homsar are drawn with thick, black outlines, rather than the normal outlines. 2008
During the SBASAF educational film, What's your Captainface?, shown during Career Day, Strong Bad and The Cheat (as Space Captainface and Strap Coopmore) are drawn in an extremely cartoony style. Additionally, Strong Bad has visible eyeballs, teeth and cleft chin. 2009
"I'm-a gonna throw a brick at your cellist." Haddi-man style Strong Bad from Crystal Fortress. He has ears. 2009
"Stinkoman... FIGHT!" The Stinkoman 20X6 Intro Cinematic is done in a slick anime style that gives the characters various extra details such as giving Stinkoman more defined musculature and giving Pan Pan longer limbs with elbows and knees. 2020
Scratching the finish! The Cheat in the style of self-assembly furniture instruction manual diagram art as shown on a @StrongBadActual Tweet (28 May 2023). 2023

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