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Posts tagged Illustration
Just a couple random characters I had in the back of my head. They’re affiliated somehow, I kind of flip flopped between FBI-esque government ops or Mafia. Either way the end up fighting monsters/demons.
The first character I thought up was Barbeque. His face is half-scarred from someone holding his face down on a BBQ (surprise, surprise) People mostly call him Barbeque behind his back as he’s pretty sensitive about the topic and tends to fly into a rage when it’s brought up.
Bloodshot is a character that would be mentioned in passing several times before actually showing up. New units being indoctrinated into the group would mull over what kind of person ends up with the nickname BLOODshot. After an ominous buildup, it would turn out that Bloodshot is constantly hung over and sporting bloodshot eyes.
Easter’s character hasn’t been further developed other than the fact that he resembles an Easter Island Statue.
Evil Eye is a repurposing/Gender Swap of the main character from The Gift of Sight ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/76600885924/the-gift-of-sight-was-a-comic-idea-i-had-when-i ) The comic would theoretically follow her as she is brought into the group and hones her ability to see evil / see through the eyes of monsters.
Karl is a demon lackey / Comic relief.
Amazing UnTrue Stories was another sketchbook comic that I drew. Essentially there was an amulet that allowed people to jump to and from alternate dimensions. Except instead of merely moving their bodies to another dimension, they’d actually take possession of that dimension’s version of themselves. Sort of a combination of Sliders and Quantum Leap.
The main characters were fictional representatives of myself, my wife and two friends randomly chosen for each comic. The villain had a skull-head and had difficulty displaying his emotions, what with his lack of a face. So he carried around two eyebrows on wooden dowels, which he would place in front of his face to indicate how he was feeling. I thought it was a fun touch.
When I was drawing my Mythology project (See the first 200 or so entries on this tumblr) my wife and I were joking about the mythological creatures starring in a sitcom. I ended up drawing a couple comics in my sketchbook but they never really appeared online.
The comic was called “Hot Love!” and the premise was that lava monster Cherufe ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/698108294/cherufe-south-american-in-araucanian-lore-a ) was best friends and roommates with Ammut ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/697906532/ammut-egyptian-a-goddess-of-the-underworld-she ) They also lived with Cherufe’s pet Cath Sith ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/698090482/cath-sith-irish-a-fairy-cat )
Cherufe’s childhood friend Con lived next door ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/698128556/con-south-american-a-boneless-creator-god-he ) as did Huitzilopochtli ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/702742645/huitzilopochtli-central-american-in-some )
Ammut had a crush on Gaja-Simha ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/698260762/gaja-simha-cambodian-a-monster-in-the-form-of ) who worked at the local diner with his friend Aegipan ( http://andrewsillustrating.tumblr.com/post/697868731/aegipan-greek-a-monster-part-goat-part-fish )
And hijinks ensued.
I don’t remember the exact context of this character, but it was basically a super-villain who was nothing but a brain. Instead of being housed in a robot or an impressive machine, the brain had a piece of lined paper stapled to it with angry eyes drawn on and a Jack O’Lantern style mouth.
I think he might have been Larry’s nemesis?
My wife’s Valentines Day card was once again sponsored by famous felines. RIP Colonel Meow
The Gift of Sight was a comic idea I had when I went to see a local punk band at a bar, which I did all of one time. I was bored and trying to occupy my mind. There was this big sweaty guy with a mohawk and I was wondering what I’d do if I had to fight him. But why would I ever have to fight some random guy. The scenario I eventually concocted was about a guy who had the ability to see demonic evil. (i.e.: possession) If he concentrated hard enough, the way he viewed the world would change; Anything thing normal or benign would show up with blue coloration, anything that had come in contact with evil would show up sort of neon pink. (I thought pink would pair better with blue than say, red.)
The original idea was this guy hanging at a bar. He looks over and sees a beer keg glowing pink (A demon’s attempt to possess bar patrons) He sees a trail of pink drops leading from the keg to a table where this massive punk is downing a pitcher of the tainted beer. The punk’s colour slowly turns from blue to pink and he starts tearing up the joint.
I liked the idea that even though the main character had this special power, it was in no way helpful if it came to actually physically opposing antagonists. Eventually, he would have been able to project his vision, sort of like laser vision, except it would just reveal the colours he saw to everyone else.
Miguel Toronaga, Bushido Luchador.
A comic idea I had about the melding of customs and mythology. The idea was a Mexican wrestler / Samurai who roamed the world fighting monsters inspired by world mythology. In the future, all cultures have melted together, and become one.
And then Samurai Jack came out, which was the same idea but executed 100% better…
Karma Burger was a comic I started drawing while I was working at McDonalds just out of High School. It was about a fast food employee who died and discovered that he didn’t have enough ‘Karma Points’ to get into Heaven. In order to earn more points, he got a job at Karma Burger, serving fast food to various demons and spirits. The idea was to use weird/funny stories and experiences from real life much like Our Valued Customers later did.
I created a special Geocities site for the comic and got about twenty comics in before I fell behind and lost interest.
I haven’t been drawing much lately. Lacking inspiration/interest.
But here’s a caveman I doodled in about two minutes. Thrill at my lack of effort!