Saturday, May 20, 2006

General Rant


Here's a character from my comic who got cut early on. I did this back in 2000 and was obviously heavily influenced by Andre Franquin, (my favorite artist,) when looking at the generals hat and coat. The original draft of the script was too long and complex so when I reworked it I cut a lot of characters and this poor guy was one of them.

14 Comments:

At 12:11 PM, Blogger Lubomir said...

Too bad, this guy looks hilarious. Very cool design, your inks are impeccable.

 
At 12:34 PM, Blogger Lee-Roy said...

This is a great looking character. I wasn't sure if I new Andre Franquin, so I looked him up. Not so familiar with his work, so thanks for the nudge. I definitely sensed kind of a "euro" feel about this character from the start, though. The shapes and line quality make me think of the Asterix comics as well. I really love the wrinkle lines in his sleeve, among others.

 
At 12:53 AM, Blogger Rocco said...

You'll have to save him and the others for the inevitable sequel...

 
At 3:03 AM, Blogger justinpatrickparpan said...

Great stuff man! I love it all!

 
At 8:43 AM, Blogger Hans said...

A shame he didn't make it, he's awesome! Must have been hard to let him go, hope he's ok?!

Hans

 
At 9:40 AM, Blogger stephen Silver said...

Ben,
now that I look at this he looks just like ya. Great stuff little buddy.

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger Ben Balistreri said...

I'll kill you Silver!

 
At 1:05 PM, Blogger Scott Wright said...

Love your line work. Great character.

 
At 11:34 AM, Blogger Patrick Morgan said...

You are the MAN! Hope you and your lovely wife are doing well. Are you gonna come down for Comic Con?

 
At 10:18 AM, Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

Ha! What a terrific design! So much personality.

 
At 12:46 PM, Blogger Ben Reynolds said...

Oh man..that is such a great design. Shame he got the axe! Keep it up..your work is so inspiring to me.

 
At 5:13 PM, Blogger Evan Bonifacio said...

Cool, great attitude n personality.... id hate to be a cadet in his army!.. unfortunatly i will never know how that would go exactly .... but one can dream

 
At 10:21 PM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

Your character drawings are AWESOME!! Sooo cool!! love the expression, great shape and form!!

 
At 10:33 PM, Blogger Marmax said...

I'm still staring out the window with watery eyes, waiting for you to finish that comic so that the world will be a better place to live in.

 

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