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Here is the Boggart that I designed for the introduction of Extreme Ghostbusters animation back in 1987. My pencil design was inked by Helen Maier, who was an invaluable member of my Character Design team.

I liked the Boggart design so much that I reused him in episode #115 "Grease" (this was the episode production number not the order that it was aired).
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Gorger's avatar
These two zooming across the screen was always my favourite part of the intro as a kid :D
filbarlow's avatar
They zoomed alright!
Garvals's avatar
Always loved him! What can possibly be better than Gremlin (i know it's not but back in that period i loved every little nasty creature with big ears and was calling them gremlins) riding a fish!
A flying ghost fish! He using it as a turbo bike or something. It's almost as cool as that "train ghost with spiky wheel".
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Yeah I wish that he'd been on the screen for longer.
Garvals's avatar
-with multiply tongue-wheel..
MotorRoach's avatar
That's an awesome design, same goes for his... fish.
filbarlow's avatar
You mean, Sylphon (see the above comments)!
sanshugroove's avatar
"Boggart"? Nice nod to folklore!

Was there a name for the dude he's riding on?
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He never got named :(
Any suggestions?
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Maybe mixing that with a fish like sardines, maybe Sylphine, or dolphins, Sylphon?
sanshugroove's avatar
Those are both great ideas, hard for me to pick one. Sylphon has a slighter better ring to it, imo.
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Agreed! Sylphon it is!
sanshugroove's avatar
Don't tease me, but it made my Monday that I got to help name a ghost with Fil Barlow.
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It was fun, good collaboration usually is! :)
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I dig his outfit. Must have been a regular trend setter in his corner of the afterlife.
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Yes, I hear that toe-less socks, tights and vests are all the rage.
Yeah he was the gremlin.  Little elf must fry.
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Fly even, I think it's unfair to batter elves... then fry them :(
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