Awesome job! Daffy's my favorite WB cartoon character. I like how you drew him in the way Clampett designed him, but I also dig the retro colors and shapes, too! I have to say this while it's on my mind seeing this: the scene in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, where Daffy and Donald Duck duke it out with dueling pianos, was one of the best scenes I've ever seen in a movie --- "I love comic books and I love anime. Its kind of like being in a crack house with no money.- Samuel L. Jackson
Yeah, the 40's Daffy was awesome! He wasn't necessarily ONLY by Clampett, other directors like, Jones, Freleng, Tashlin, and McKimson have all done it. Clampett certainly brings out his true wackiness! hoo-HOO! hoo-HOO!
Exactly, bro! But if you can see, every director puts a different personality on each short, but the wacky Daffy is my favourite one. The one I don´t like is the one by Chuck Jones. It´s not wacky and crazy, it´s just more serious. The same thing happened with Bugs Bunny.
Oh, that´s true,man! Sorry for got my brain on the moon I forgot that ones. Jones is the best. As you can see, Jones was the director who gained a lot of fame from the 40s to the 80s, more than Freleng or McKimson. While Jones was getting more people, Freleng was goin´ down. I don´t know why, but Freleng was on WB since the Bosko series and he falled on a bottomless hole, instead of being the best of al the "Termite Terrace" (Freleng, Avery and two or three more directors whose names I can´t remember).
Jones also directed My Favorite Duck and To Duck or Not to Duck which are also screwball cartoons. I noticed even in these however, Daffy was more a jerk than a lovable nut Clampett made him. My biggest guess is that Jones didn't favor the screwball characters, he tended to show preference for wit and clear formulas (Daffy on the other hand was random and zany with odd morality issues, he tormented innocent people yet was still a hero) so I guess he just decided to make a Daffy he could understand, Bugs was also tamed as a clear heroic and defensive-only character.
I prefer the zany Daffy however not to the extent of the one dimentional completely insane one of Avery's creation. Perhaps the best Daffy cartoons were those in the mid to late forties when he was sorta in 'mid evolution' process and had ambitions and consciousness, abeit still out of his mind (eg. The Great Piggy Bank Robbery, What Makes Daffy Duck). Mc Kimson actually kept using this 'hybird' Daffy for almost a decade after Jones (Don't Axe Me and Dime to Retire for example feature elements of the earlier whooping Daffy despite being made around the same time as Robin Hood Daffy and Show Biz Bugs). In a reverse scenario of Jones, many believed McKimson was more comfortable with the more benevolent screwball Daffy.