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This summer will see the debut of the first SpongeBob spin-off show, Kamp Koral. We aged-down SpongeBob to 10 years old and sent him to the summer camp that he flashes back on in the upcoming movie Sponge On The Run. Other than the fact that this show will be animated in CG, we kept the same wacky, squash and stretch animation and gag-filled humor. I wrote the script for the pilot that has a crazy monster that runs amok through camp as SpongeBob tries to stop it. Since I’m a cartoonist as well as a writer, I’m sometimes asked to draw some new characters from my script. This was my first stab at the monster. We decided to change him to look more like an undersea creature so this design will not be used. But I thought it would be interesting to see. That’s cartoons!
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