I’d already done one version of Gappa when I did this sketch. I returned to the subject because I’d sketched a more radical redesign on some scratch paper at work. The Gappa of the movies is as aerodynamic as an office building. It doesn’t flap its wings to fly. It just takes off and goes. This version of Gappa is much more of an animal, albeit a mythical one. It became a sort of giant griffin.