Posts Tagged ‘character’

Aug 2, 2014

Jackpot Bloom: Senator James character progress update 2

Senator Harrison James character poster

Senator Harrison James character poster

Aug 1, 2014

Jackpot Bloom: Senator Harrington James Character Poster progress

Sen. James Poster progress

Sen. James Poster progress

I post em, then take a short break.

Aug 1, 2014

Jackpot Bloom: Mack McPower character poster update 2

Mack McPower character poster

Mack McPower character poster

Aug 1, 2014

Jackpot Bloom: Mack McPower Character Poster Progress

Mack McPower Character Poster

Mack McPower Character Poster

Jul 31, 2014

Jackpot Bloom: Telly Walker Character Poster Progress Update 2

Telly Walker Character Poster

Telly Walker Character Poster

Jul 30, 2014

Jackpot Bloom Character Poster: Telly Progress

Poster progress: Telly

Poster progress: Telly

I just finished the last page of Part 3, so now I’m working on chapter art. This one is of Telly Walker, Jackpot Bloom’s buddy.

Jul 27, 2014

America’s First Asian Superhero The Green Turtle is Public Domain

http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/preview/index.php?did=22119&page=2

Check out the entire run of Chu F. Hing’s The Green Turtle in Blazing Comics, hosted at Digital Comic Museum under public domain. Yup, that means you can start creating your own adventures with this character much like Dracula and Sherlock Holmes (in America anyways) without having to worry about infringing on copyrights.

Hey, that gives me an idea. I will indeed take it an run a mile with it. Cyborg Green Turtle, here it comes!

Jul 26, 2014

Need For Asian Superheroes

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/26/opinion/yang-comics-superheroes/index.html?c=&page=0

By Chongchen Saelee

This article by Jeff Yang kinda gets it half-way. We don’t need Asian Superheroes for EVERYONE, just for those who consume superhero culture.

It turns out, America did have a superhero called The Green Turtle back in 1940s, but because of anti-Chinese stuff in the day, was never allowed to reveal his identity.

Unfortunately, it just seems like they’re digging through the dumpster to validate themselves here. The Green Turtle might as well be played by Dana Carvey in yellowface. It’s such an old characterization. No modern Asian American can relate to it. As a piece of history, maybe it’s worth noting, but it definitely isn’t relevant anymore.

My own Asian superhero, Agent S, which debut in my alma mater student newspaper UW-Green Bay The Fourth Estate, is set in the present. I combined all the popular American superheroes to date into the archetype. And I also infused it with highly political charged imagery to leave the door open for interpretation and growth. And I’d also set my character in the real world, where Superman, Batman, and James Bond are indeed fictional, and wannabes are lunging off rooftops thinking those characters are real. That’s how I would do my hero justice.

In summary, only those who feel they need Asian superheroes should get them. And if no one gives them that validation, do what I did, come up with your own. That’s the only way they can truly be bulletproof.

Jul 11, 2014

Official Design for Doomsday in Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice

Doomsday is a subterrain creature from deep in Krypton’s core. So his bones and blood is pure Kryptonite. It glows from white to green when he gets angry. Much like an elephant would kill a human, Kal-el really can’t stop Doomsday, not even on Krypton. It’s all relative.

Jan 30, 2014

New Graphic Novel Character Design Concept Art

Character Design Consistency Test

Character Design Consistency Test

Hello, loyal readers! I’m starting design on my first commissioned indie graphic novel in a while. They say third-party eyes are better at judging consistency than the artist’s. So how does this character look? Is it consistent? Does it look like the same person?