Lunch break practice sketch of ravio. Back to work
Work in progress ryuko #killlakill
Immortal Fool updated.
And lastly, those headshots of HiEx characters.
page 1, left to right: Audrie, Lisa, Mars, Carrie, Terrie, Fran, and Hazel
page 2: Riley, Gary, Boyd, Geno, Bean, Von, and Stan.
stan u r creepy today
Last year I did a reference page of Fawful from the Immortal Fool webcomic explaining the design I gave him. I started on Kamek last week and whoop dee dee, I never finished it. Maybe one day I’ll clean it up and ink/color one of these. Color ref here.
Kamek has a pretty long backstory in this canon. He bullied Toadsworth a lot, once upon a time, but then Toadsworth would get rescued by his best friend Lima. Lima and Kamek messed with wishing stars a lot, sending tons of pointless wishes to Star Road, usually trying to prank or humiliate each other. “Geno” became frustratingly involved in this. Hijinks ensued until Queen Bean, Bowser, and Princess Peach were born (not at the same time) and these three were given new roles to live by. Far later, Kamek retired, became a crappy hypnotist in Beanbean, but after the events in Superstar Saga, he returned to Bowser’s army. Then he was kidnapped (along with Gadd) by Fawful for research in reviving Cackletta, but with no progress made, he’s become a lazy goof-off that looks at Fawful as HIS minion.
In present day, Kamek plotted to have his Yoshi’s Island commanders defeat Fawful so he could go home. Only one arrives, Naval Piranha, and not only was she transformed into something hideous by Bowser Jr during transport, she gets taken by Cackletta and now Kamek has to get her back.
I wanted to give him different attire for this comic because there’s no reason for the guy to wear standard Magikoopa garb if he no longer holds that title. He’s just a shady turtle wizard that loves pastries. At the same time, keeping casual for more than a couple of panels would probably be too outrageous. I kept the outfit sleeveless to make use of spiked armbands (spikes make you a proud Koopa) and the charm on his capelet is actually his scepter, that transforms into its original self when needed. I thought that was cool back in the 1990s. And the Link-Styled hat just works.
Originally he was supposed to wear shades all the time, but I forgot about that since chapter 1.
Got the scanner hooked up tonight. Here’s some unfinished sketches
The postcard flyers and business cards came out amazing! Now all I have to do is work on new prints and reprint some older stuff.
This year, I’ll be at Table K-2, listed again as Studio Squishbag. I checked out the directory a few days before Otakon announced it live and checked out the tumblrs of other tablemates. Within the abyss of fuzzy hats, buttons and print curtains, there’s a lot of interesting webcomics (and a Shelby) exhibiting and it makes me happy to be a part of that collective!
I just feel bad for not getting a chance to read any of them yet…
Due to personal reasons, it looks highly likely that prasm (Prismatic Star) won’t be able to make it this year, but let’s see how life progresses over the next few weeks, as miracles sometimes happen. ~*~*~*~*~*~<3
This would have been easier to do if I had taken the LOCAL 7 train, but I’m I’m dying to go home.
This week I’ll be updating Immortal Fool as i brainstorm last minute drawings to make for Otakon. Highly Experimental will resume next week.
I want to plug this comic because it’s adorable and I want to see where this is going. If you’re a fan of RPG Mario baddies (my Immortal fool followers are, right? RIIIIGHT?), give Coulrophobia a gander from the first page. There’s just 12 now so it’ll be easy to catch up with as Spade gets chances to update. :D