Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chaos Chameleon

This is one of those "non villain" entries. I figured I would end the week with Chaos Chameleon. His comic is meant to be derivative and cliche' filled. Chaos himself is a bit of a mystery and oddball. He fights crime because it's there (and there isn't much else going on in the town of Dry Gulp, his stomping grounds).

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Since this week has been taken over by Chaos Chameleon villains I might as well add "San-D" to the mix.

San-D was the result of conversations Eric and I had about inserting a love interest into Chaos' life. The problem is Chaos has no attraction to the human female form (he is a chameleon after all). The result usually ends up with San-D as the angry ex-girlfriend yelling expletives towards Chaos and attempting to blow him up to smithereens. As a villain she is probably Chaos' most complicated. She absolutely adores him and absolutely wants to destroy him all in the same day. On top of that she's also a robot or as I like to call her "fembot". (As a few of my friends know I'm a sucker for fembots.)

A lot of my facination with fembots stems from the artist Sorayama and his pin-up art from the late 80's. I came across his stuff when I was a wee lad. While many boys my age were chasing their dad's playboys I was chasing Sorayama's trading card set. On the weekends I would hang out at the local comic store and stare at his out of reach trading card set torturing myself. They were on the "grown-up shelf" and I wasn't old enough to buy them.

A few years later I ended up running a comic store and finally was old enough to stretch up to that out of reach shelf. Since I was an art major in college my perspective changed and I had more of a critical eye and different appreciation for the card set. This almost ruined the boyhood experience of finally getting to that hidden stash of playboys....almost.

Here are a few samples of Sorayama's work I used to give me some ideas about San-D.

Although Sorayama gave me a great jumping point I felt with San-D I had to walk a fine line. The idea that I wanted to convey was she would visually be an archetype comic book heroine sex symbol who happened to be oversexed in regards to emotional maturity. Visually seeing her would express sexuality, while hearing her speak would say something different - innocence. She isn't inherently bad, she's just engineered that way.

The first few drawings are her in normal mode trying to get Chaos' attention. When Chaos starts to run she switches to "Sorayama" mode or kick-ass mode.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Animator

"The Animator" is another villain from the Chaos Chameleon comic book universe. The idea of The Animator was to define types of resentment in the animation industry into one villainous personality. This resentment stems from work sent to cheaper overseas jobs and the enamored feelings by companies toward emerging technologies based in 3D techniques. The Animator watched as his skill set was no longer a good fit for his job and "somehow" ended up in the Chaos Chameleon dimension.

Upon arrival The Animator discovers he can animate real life objects if he simultaneously animates them on paper. Due to his bitter nature he turns to a life of crime creating headaches for Chaos Chameleon.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

War Hog

"War Hog" is a villain for the online comic "Chaos Chameleon" that I started with my friend Eric Studer a couple of years ago. War Hog(s) run across the landscape in groups giving Chaos Chameleon more than his share of headaches. I've been meaning to get back to this project but the technical needs of actually building the website have been getting in the way. Sometimes I tend to want to do things "perfect" which obstruct from actually doing something. I'm sure this tendency is felt with creative folk across the spectrum. Once Thudian and Mundoose episode 2 is close to completion and episode 3 is underway I'd like to bring attention back to Chaos Chameleon.

I'll probably be digging into the archives for the next few days since I won't have consistent access to internet and won't have time to sketch a lot. I also received some sad family news so my sketching aura will be underpowered for a period of time.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Mediocre Fortune Inserter Hag

Yesterday I decided to get thai food for lunch. The yellow curry was great. If you happen to be in Burbank California and you want to recover any sickness from a live taping of Jay Leno you should visit "Original Thai Restaurant".

Anyways, I got my fortune cookie and I was excited! I couldn't wait to find out my grand fortune for the future! I gingerly opened it (didn't want to rip my future riches message) and this is what I got:

....A safety tip??? Along with using the wrong form of the word "thing"?

Unbelievable! Fortunes have been getting really lame lately. It would have been nice to see "You will find five bucks under your couch...perhaps" as an alternative.

As I thought about this I slowly realized what has been going on. Mediocre Fortune Inserter Hag has been getting bolder. She takes the good fortunes of unsuspecting victims and replaces them with mediocre fortunes slowly building her personal wealth. I need to be more vigilant.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ale Demanding Rhino Medieval Version

He wanders the medieval landscape from pub to pub. Wielding an empty mug he demands ale. If his mug is not filled he punishes with his mighty axe. An empty mug makes him grumpy indeed.

Many pubs have been closed because of his consumption or retribution. It is a lose lose if he enters your town. Can anyone stop the Ale Demanding Rhino?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Crummy Customer Service Creep

Yesterday I thought it would be a good idea to upgrade my ram to my computer. I called fry's electronics because they have computer stuff. When I called some customer service girl answered. I chronicled the event in the above cartoon. I never got a good look at the villain, the cartoon is based on intuition.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Repo Cow

Sometimes when I have a hankerin' I'll pour myself a bowl of Capn' Crunch. I hear the musical sounds of the Capn's sweet goodness tickle the bowl. "What a wonderful day!" I usually exclaim with excitement. Then I open my fridge to a disaster. No milk.

"Curse you Repo Cow!" I yell to the heavens with clenched fist.

You see, Repo Cow walks the land reclaiming milk she believes was stolen from her. She goes from home to home taking what is "rightfully" hers. I get hit quite often.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bully The Elephant

He picks on the other animal kids at school because he wishes he could fly.

He can't.

I was working on a Thudian and Mundoose drawing and it made me grumpy. Bully the Elephant was the result of "animation frustration". At least it rhymes.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Son of The Chalkboarder

Like father like son. He runs from classroom to classroom scratching in chalkboards with his fingernails. At least his father had the decency to use chalk. Kids these days....

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Chalkboarder

He runs around with a mobile chalkboard annoying people. Jerk.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Upgraded Villain: Heliraptor

This villain is the first in an ongoing series of my "Upgraded Villains" line.

Raptors are scary but even scarier with helicopter packs. I introduce you to.... Heliraptor.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


I open my emails once in awhile and I get emails from my friend Chris. The problem is he doesn't use that email anymore... at least I think. However, I still get emails from his address pitching erectile dysfunction medication.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Franny Frootbat

Franny Frootbat torments the citizens of Frootbotopolois. Citizens of Frootbotopolis equip themselves with frootbot armor to fend off the likes of Franny. Unfortunately, the bot armor does very little. This was the last sighting of Paula Pineapplebot. A sad day indeed.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Stare Master

Imagine - you need to get somewhere fast and the elevator is taking forever. There is no choice. You take the creepy stairs. You go through a side door marked "stairs" and make your journey.

Then you feel it. A pair of eyes staring at you from the top of the stairs. You have met The Stare Master.

He waits at the tops of unsuspecting staircase doorways forcing his victims into the deadly art of the staring contest. Whatever you do, Don't Blink.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Haunted Sappy Tree

The Haunted Sappy Tree lives at the edge of the generic haunted forest. Don't fall prey to his sappy gifts or you might be visiting for a little longer than expected.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Socially Awkward Vampire: Matilda of Drac

Matilda is as blind as a bat. However, she takes her sight deficiency and makes the best of it running personal modeling shows. She insists she has an eye for fashion.

Who am I to argue? Have you seen the way I dress?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Socially Awkward Vampire: Barbara of the Nosferat

Barbara is the most popular girl in school. She goes to all the dances. She is still going through that awkward stage all vampire teeny boppers go through. She has not mastered transforming and walks the halls with bat wings for arms. All the boys think she's "sooooooo hot". I don't get it.

(This sketch was inspired from the Bugs Bunny cartoon "Transylvania 6-5000" during the magic phrase duel. One of my all-time favorites)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Socially Awkward Vampire: "Ashford The Ashamed of Moldovia"

Ashford walks the halls in school depressed and sad. He hates being good looking. He hates being charming. He hates getting all the boys and sometimes girls. He asks himself constantly "why me?". He hides his fangs in shame. Life is too easy and that really sucks.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Socially Awkward Vampires

Let me be Frank.

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Ok, that was fun.

Now, Let me be clear. I hate vampires. They are the stupidest, lamest, and most entitled creatures of lore. They get all the girls, men, and/or love interests. They are handsome and pretty. They are intelligent and manipulative. They live forever and stay pretty forever. They pick on werewolves. The list goes on and on.

In fact, I hate them so much that I have beaten Castlevania numerous times in a fit of rage. Yes, I hate vampires....well, except for one. Count Orlok, Nosferatu. He just looks....weird.

To deal with that twilight "movie" opening this weekend I have decided to provide balance to the empty husks presented on the silver screen with my own take on the genre. Nosferatu definitely was an influence. I'll highlight each one below randomly this weekend. I present to you: Socially Awkward Vampires.