Below we have a concept sketch from my upcoming project “Troubled”. More to come later. Who loves ya, baby?
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At Pat’s suggestion, I redid that logo ever so slightly.
I think I may at some point soon put together something that Ryan suggested to me recently, and which had crossed my mind occasionally in the past as well though I’d never approached it with anything like seriousness in the past. I think that I just may make a webcomic (or more likely a multimedia narrative project incorporating both webcomic style graphic storytelling and text based updates as well as whatever else I get the urge to create for it). I think that I will call this project “Troubled,” (you know, like that logo-ish bit of text up there) for some reasons that are fairly obvious, and others that are a little bit more obscure. (more…)
Bueno Excellente is the reason. I do not anticipate having to provide further reasons.
Wow, that was a long title.
Anyhow, I felt like posting this because a while back I was doing some random poking around the internets and found some details of events from the past while in a certain line of comic bookdom that I used to follow and keep up on. A event occurred that amused me in a way, though it had to do with the demise of a loooong-time supporting character from the X-Men, Sean Cassidy (possibly better known as Banshee, though he’s put in a significant proportion of his appearances using just his given name as well). He is pictured below, mocking an inebriated MODOK.
Good man, Irish. Cranium-boy deserves it. Anyhow, on with the observations.
Apparently, a couple years ago (X-men: Deadly Genesis #2), the plucky flying irishman with the sonic powers got himself hit by an airplane and failed his save versus death. That rather sucks, since of their former members that occasinally put in an appearance, Banshee was one of my favorites. That may well be because when Byrne was doing the X-men (which run I got a pretty good look at as a kiddie thanks to the Classic X-Men line), Banshee was a member of the team and a darn fine one at that, and I still remember how he took one for the team when he defeated Moses Magnum by his lonesome but lost his powers as a consequence.
Anyhow, back to Banshee’s death and how it sparked a quirked brow on my part. See, Banshee has a daughter named Siryn who, in the great comic book tradition, has her daddy’s fiery hair, his fiery temper and his sonic powers. When Siryn was informed of her father’s demise in X-Factor #7, she refused to believe it, and she provided a bit of supporting evidence that indicates that this bonny wee lass (if ye call these wee…) has a firm understanding of the literary conventions that the X-men and their allies are living with.
Her evidence can be summed up as follows: He’s an X-man, and, as Loki pointed out in What the..?! #11, "…they’re never really dead."
Color me amused.
This was pointed out to me by . Read it. It’s short, but thoughtful, touching and more than a little wrenching. Reflect back on the people that you knew and what they meant to you. That’s what I did.
It reminds me of a line from Mad Men: "Nostalgia – it’s delicate, but potent. Teddy told me that in Greek, "nostalgia" literally means "the pain from an old wound." It’s a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine. It goes backwards, and forwards… it takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It’s not called the wheel, it’s called the carousel. It let’s us travel the way a child travels – around and around, and back home again, to a place where we know are loved."
This, while it’s another in my GK:1943 SAD pieces, is more than a little bit of a departure from a lot of my other work, and I think that’s a good thing. Good Father Anderson was fun to draw. However, at first I forgot the old codger’s glasses, so I had to go back and add them. I’m not sure I’m crazy about them though, so I’ve got the older version on file just in case.
Another GK:1943 SAD piece, this time depicting Twilight, the “Shadow-Orphaned Freak.” FYI to GK:1943 peoples – I’ll soon be making prints of these pieces available in my DA storefront.
Anyhow, This one’s a touch looser than yesterday’s, but I still had fun with it.
After dashing off a sketch of the Fiend yesterday, I decided that I might as well do pics of the other active GK:1943 types as well, though not necessarily right away. I figured that it’d be only fair if Venture came next. I don’t know as I’ll do them all to the same detail level or not. We’ll see how I feel about each individual piece as I’m working on it. This one seemed to demand full color treatment rather than the monochromatic thing.
Venture Smith is the name of a historical slave that eventually achieved freedom for himself and his whole family, then became a folk hero. This character claims to be descended from him, and is borrowing his ancestor’s moniker as a code name for the mission the team is on.