Thursday, June 21, 2007

"Dunder Chief" Rejects

There's a mysterious character in my graphic novel, "Seaweed" called "The Dunder Chief." The name comes from the AC/DC song, "Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap." As a kid I didn't understand the lyrics and thought Brian Johnson was singing "Dirty Deeds and the Dunder Chief." (I hope that doesn't ruin a great song for anyone.) When the time came for thinking up a name I heard the song again and walla. I'm not ready to show the final version of the character, but here are some rough ideas and reject concepts that didn't make the cut. For those interested, I'm now about half way done with inking and coloring the 64 page book.

32 Comments:

At 5:53 AM, Blogger Richtoon said...

New stuyff! new stuff!! Solid design again!! What a shock!

 
At 8:17 AM, Blogger aintshakespeare said...

Congrats on the progress of your book. These cheifs look cool. I particularly the like the top right. Excellent. If these are the rejects then I look forward to seeing the final pick.

 
At 8:33 AM, Blogger Checkmark said...

Hey, awesome ideas for creating characters! I hope to see the real Dunder Chief sometime, and check out the comic of yours when it comes out.
I like the reject Chief with the corn staff, that's pretty darn cool.

 
At 9:06 AM, Blogger Chad said...

heheh i thought almost the same thing with that song.

www.chadtownsend.com

 
At 10:27 AM, Blogger Alex "Toon" Deligiannis said...

Great story, great character name, and great designs as usual. So, being that you’re half-done, I expect we won’t taste the final product at this year’s ‘Con, eh? :(

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger Josh Lieberman said...

Hey Ben

Cool stuff, I'm really digging the corn-stalk staff, its pretty fun.
Thanks again for all the advice, and I can't wait to show you some of the new stuff i've been working on.

 
At 5:35 PM, Blogger Piotr said...

i can't wait for the book! the rejects look fantastic, so the final design must be fabulous! great as always ben!

 
At 12:10 PM, Blogger Tapan Gandhi said...

i need that book now!! but its ok, i know we'll have it soon :)

 
At 1:36 PM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

These characters ROCK!!

 
At 11:52 PM, Blogger CosmicPencil said...

Now that song is stuck in my head, but replaced with "Dunder Chief"...and I blame you.
Although if it causes you to create any more fantastic creations, then go ahead and do it again!
I like the bird one on the top right, but how could you go wrong with a name like 'Dunder Chief'?
Can't wait for the book.

-matt

 
At 5:24 PM, Blogger Homie Bear said...

Me too! Only I thought he was saying Thunder Chief.
Dunder Chief makes for some way better character designs.

 
At 10:03 AM, Blogger Julkillo said...

Ha,ha,great characters,cool blog

 
At 1:40 PM, Blogger Jalopy said...

Your line quality is wonderful, as is your shapes, colors, overall designs... beautiful stuff all over this blog!

 
At 9:21 AM, Blogger SHANE PRIGMORE said...

Man , people are going to crap when they see your final Dunder chief , and how you are able to turn, pose and handle him from every possible angle! Bye your depends now people.

 
At 2:46 PM, Blogger Puga Vida said...

wow dude these are really dope. i love you desing work. thanks for the inspiration.

 
At 1:05 AM, Blogger potato farm girl said...

I like chameleon eyes! I always thought he was saying the "dunder chief" also. Now I am educated.

 
At 6:34 AM, Blogger Cartoon Creators said...

Awesome characters, the designs are really cool! great work

 
At 6:37 AM, Blogger HerbieCans said...

wow! It was nice to find this blog. great works!!

 
At 4:57 PM, Blogger Mukpuddy said...

Dude, these are freakin awesome!!!

 
At 5:57 AM, Blogger Kamui.EXE said...

These are really good! They definately do have a solid and quite memorable character design to them. Please keep it up!

~ Kamui.EXE

 
At 6:55 AM, Blogger dobby said...

i love your work! incredible!!

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger Patrick Costa said...

Great character concepts!

 
At 9:21 AM, Blogger Cale Atkinson said...

Beautiful work Ben!
I'm always astounded at the tightness of your sketches as well as great skills at inking! Not to mention some awesome character designs! Kudos good sir!
Keep up the great work! (and congrats on the comic progress!)

 
At 10:22 PM, Blogger dan szilagyi said...

what?? man..all this time..i thought he was saying something else.
awesome awesome stuff

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger Biocreep said...

I love these sketches, the fluff around the neck is especially nice.

 
At 3:25 PM, Blogger Craig Mackay said...

Wow! These are fantastic!

 
At 3:48 PM, Blogger David Wolter said...

Looking great man. Can't wait for the finished product!

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger Bobby Chiu said...

Awesome stuff Ben! Love the corn staff.

 
At 6:11 PM, Blogger Clio said...

Damn these are amazing! So fluid - that guy with the stick of corn's mask is my favourite!

 
At 10:49 AM, Blogger Gulzar said...

am in awe with your work sir...so much to learn from you.....i really admire you....n your skill....love it...
my bestest regards to you sir.
Gulzar

 
At 10:10 PM, Blogger Shawn Escott said...

Awesome Ben! I like the story behind these sketches, I wondered about that song too. I like the corn staff. So good!

 
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