PB & Jay were characters I developed to create a line of cute and friendly eCards for Mindspark’s MyFunCards, because, even though I was working on the zwinky team at the time, I believed we could do something as cute and fun as Hallmark’s Hoops & Yoyo.
So I came up with PB who is a sweet-natured naive bear, and jay, his slightly sarcastic and squirrelish good friend. My intention was to make those characters extremely simple, so the animation would be quick, but I also felt that an abundance of details was unnecessary. I did not intend on generating the animation for the cards since I’ve never actually animated before, but since no one else was free at the time I went ahead and did it, which turned out to be a great and fun learning experience for me. PB & Jay turned out to be staff and audience favorite and we used them in banners, screen savers, wallpapers and other promotional materials. The animated results and due credits can be seen at the eCards page.
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