Oh. Hi. I'm back. In a desperate attempt to distract myself from this year's excruciatingly embarrassing Emmy Awards ceremony, I'm posting my latest Character Development assignment. We were told to create a team of 3 - 5 characters, differing in as many ways as possible. The first team I thought of was the Fantastic Four, which consists of on skinny guy, a curvy lady, a big fellow, and a floaty dude. After throwing the elements of the Thing and the Human Torch into one weird entity, I went with that basic dynamic. I was making up this team's story as I was drawing and I've decided that it's a half-dead cowboy (more of this kind of stuff), a psychic Native American princess (I tried to make her curvier than my usual ladies, keeping some of Douglas Lovelace's loose drawings in mind), and a wise-cracking ghost chief (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin of Home Movies fame). Together, they're treasure hunters, targeting mainly battlegrounds and graveyards. That sounds like a solid Saturday morning cartoon that you'd never let your kids watch, right?
In other news: Baltimore Comic-Con next weekend, followed by the Small Press Expo the weekend after that. So many illustration geek get-togethers, so little time. Please do say hi if you see me at either of these events! I enjoy meeting fellow artists, contrary to what my socially awkward conversation skills imply.