I love to see where creative people get their inspiration. I have already mentioned that I drew inspiration from C.S. Lewis and his narnia series for the entire strip. I also drew inspiration for the main villain, Glooma from Lewis' White Witch. I based her look somewhat on the disney villain, Maleficent. I love her design and character. Just the shape of her head is awesome! I think Villains make the hero. Without a good antagonist, you don't have a protagonist. So I hope Glooma will bring out the best in O-boy. You can read more about Glooma in these old blog posts By clicking the blog category Glooma. By the Way a great movie about how the villain makes the hero is Unbreakable with Bruce Willis and Sam Jackson.
Here's another preview panel for the O-boy comic strip by me and Kevin D. Lintz. In this one archvillain Glooma shields her face from O-boy's light. More to come.
I plan to post 1 preview panel per week from the upcoming comic strip. In this panel arch villain and enemy of the light, Glooma, rallies her Gloomtroopers for some gloomy purpose. Hope O-boy can save the day!
The main Villain Glooma. Out to destroy the light an spread gloom throughout the Omniverse. I haven't worked on this in a while but hopefully I can give it a little attention, plus I may have some collaborators I met at the Christian Comic Arts Society. Some great comic creators and products. Check it out at http://www.christiancomicarts.com/
The best heros have the best villains. Batman has the Joker, Two-face, Riddler, Catwoman, Rhas al Gul ( hope I spelled that right). Spider man has Dr. Octopus, Green Goblin, Electro, the Lizard. Superman, Lex Luthor, Brainiac. Fantastic Four, Dr. Doom, Galactus. Well, I could go on and on but great heros have great villains. When I started working out ideas for O-boy I started to get ideas for villains. The main villain, Glooma, came from another of those 3 inch scraps and looked like this.
Menacing isn't she? Not exactly arch villain material but the all black clothes gave me the idea for a dark gloomy villian. I kept sketching and came up with this face.
A little tougher but still cartoony which is good since O-boy is a child. Sketching went on and I came up with these.
So the final basic design ended up like this. Keep in mind it is still a rough.
Nezt up, Glooma's minions. Gloom troopers and other underlings.
Christian cartoonist seeking to bring glory to his Creator and Redeemer by being creative.