The video almost had a very different look indeed. My original plan was to animate the whole thing using dolls brought to life with stop-motion, with distorted photos of old monster movie stars for the heads. It would have looked something like this rough. I actually got as far as trying to animate a couple of shots using the dolls, and gave up. It was too much work, and it looked crappy. I was also worried about the rights issues. I didn't want to put a lot of work into something only to get a cease-and-desist from the Karloff estate.
Lacking a working scanner, I used my cell phone camera to take pictures of the monsters I doodled in my sketchbook.
Once the doodles were uploaded I could take aspects I liked from one drawing and combine them with another. Then I would shade the drawings and fiddle around with the colors. I hadn't been drawing much for a while before I started making this cartoon, so I was pretty rusty and character design was a challenge.
The Mad Doctor was one of the characters I really struggled with. I kept coming up with designs that just didn't work.
Some of these designs got pretty far along before I aborted them. This Doctor was rejected for being too Nixonian/Bob Hope-y.
For the Angry Mob, I used the heads of a bunch of Confederate generals. That's some cutting-edge political satire, sticking it to John Bankhead Magruder!