For SDCC this year I created 3 OOAK plush figures using the same basic body. I designed a figure form based on “Alice the Goon” (from Thimble Theatre and Popeye). Each figure features a different Needle Felted head that is inspired by different cartoons that I like.
The Wild Mancat is primarily inspired by Ickis from Nickelodeons AAAHH!!! Real Monsters cartoon. That cartoon was so unique and awesome and predates Monsters Inc by years. I imagine the Wild Mancat as being a forest nomad and shaman, like the main character from Mushishi.