Flash in a Frenzy

When John Schuman presented the idea for his Adobe TV series Flash in a Flash, I thought to myself “if only this show existed 5 years ago when I was trying to learn Flash authoring.” It’s a show for newcomers to Flash, and if you’ve ever wanted to learn the basics of this powerful authoring tool you’ve come to the right place.

John thought it would be great to have an animated character as the “virtual mascot” of the series, so we asked Kush to design one. For those of you that don’t know who Kush is, he’s (amongst many other things) the host of Ask The Adobe Ones, the production genius behind the Johnny Encore videos on Short and Suite, the designer of many of our program Icons — basically the “renaissance man” of Adobe TV. He came up with the character Victor Vector, who you can see in every episode of Flash in a Flash.

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Victor Vector on the Flash “Stage”

Like any great creative mind, Kush is loaded with ideas. So he initially presented 13 different character designs — here are a few that didn’t make the cut:

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They are (clockwise, starting in the upper-left corner):

Flashy the Dramatic Prairie Dog
Flash the Flashgun
Blobby the Slime
Nikita the Flacheetah
F-Man
Bungie the Neurotic Rabbit

If it was my show I probably would’ve gone with “Blobby the Slime”, but that’s just me.

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