The Travelling Pants post got us talking about inspiration for characters for TDI. Todd and I were looking back at where the ideas for certain characters came from. When Jen and Tom created the show, they wrote a writer's bible -- a document that described who the character's were, what their motivations were, and what they might look like. To help get the ideas across in the bible, it's often the practice to name other people they are like -- the way Poochy is 1/2 Joe camel and 1/3 Fonzerelli -- but I digress. Here's a ruff concept drawing Todd did of Leshawna when he was told that she had the attitude of Queen Latifa. Funny how that exact outfit (with cherries on top) became the final design.