This has nothing to do with animation but it’s a delightful character design project worth noting. Last month, LA-based graphic designer Stefan Bucher started a “Daily Monster” videoblog. Every day, he throws down a random inkblot onto a piece of paper and then transforms that blot into a wonderful little creature. Each monster’s creation (there are 26 so far) is documented with a short video. And recently, his blog readers have started to come up with back-stories for the monsters. How’s that for innovative character development – artist and audience working together to create new characters.