I created this design as a class demonstration early in the history of my school. The original sketch is on the left. I made a photocopy of it and then colored the image with markers.
I liked this design and published it in the school catalog / schedule which we were using at the time to promote classes and attract students. They were mailed out but also distributed to the studios in town. Later a new character for a Disney TV show appeared called 'American Dragon'. It was similar in appearance to this. I always wanted to make a point that this design preceded Disney's. Now that I have this blog happening I have the chance to do just that. Thank you for checking in.