Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Interrobang: Lola.

This is a continuation of the Character Development assignment that I posted about most recently (see: G-G-GHOST PORTRAITS!). I decided to call the show Interrobang‽, since that's the name of the band and all. And yes, it must always be pronounced with shock, like, "INTERROBANG?!" I've been dying to use that stupid word since John Hodgman kept talking about it on his blog a few months ago, and I felt the combination of a question mark and an exclamation point would be perfect for these mystery-solving rocker chicks. I'll be posting the designs of the individual band members one at a time, because that allows me more room to get tragically long-winded when I want. Awesome. Here's Lola, the lefty guitarist and resident girly-girl.

Since the band isn't really pop-rock (more like Bauhaus and The Cure than Josie & The Pussycats, in my mind), I had to find a way to appeal to the girlier members of the kid audience, and Lola was the best way to do it. Her trademarks are her old-timey powder make-up, flapper dress, and combat boots. She's adorably forgetful but her optimism gets the band through even the spookiest of mysteries. I also made her best friends with the super-goth bassist, because kids shouldn't be afraid to befriend people that are different and arguably better dressers.

In other news, I found out that there's a word for my favorite shoes. "Winklepickers." I feel like drawing some self-portraits, so perhaps those Winklepickers will make an appearance in the near future. Assuming finals don't completely kill me... which is a very silly assumption indeed.

1 comment:

  1. i love your style like for reals and I remember your hellboy piece when i went to visit. ill be coming to check up on the new stuff. take care........