I started with a circle. extrude inwards, then back…to make the circle head. then i extruded out the body arms legs. And it was easy as crap to rig. Its just a black shadeless tex. As for the head, i just rotate it so it always looks like a circle(instead of a line). So, not to complicated. I wsas like , what the heck, im sick of complex crap, lets do something fast and easy. And as for keeping the flexibility, i just added segments to each bone(in posemode, bone info, it just cuts up the bone to make the arms smoother, less angular)
PS and i used super shallow dof for the slight bleeding effect(it screwed up the letters on the sign, but i can deal.