Throwback Thursday, the Series.
While digging through my closets for a yard sale I found a box. A veritable tbt treasure trove filled with superhero drawings from a long-ass time ago. Some of them are characters I’ve gone on to draw professionally, some… well, you’ll see.
Every Thursday I’m going to pull one of them out and assess, deconstruct, and annotate it, perhaps you’ll come along on the journey.
This week we have…
Sord King! (sic)
Star Siclon! (sic) And my personal favorite…
Drag King! (sic)
N.B. —I’ll be honest. While I have a good pile of these left, I’m pretty much out of characters I’ve gone on to draw as an adult.* So unless I suddenly get a whack of new cover gigs that don’t feature Valeria Richards, I’ve got to come up with a new schtick. Until I figure that out, we’ll take a short stroll down Giant Robot Lane… Onward!
Drag King**- (awesome) is actually short for Dragon King. I must have seen the edge of that paper coming up fast and improvised like a daredevil. He was from a cartoon I loved at the time, StarVengers, (or Getter Robo G, the original Japanese title,) and is a pretty reasonable rendition (although I shamelessly stole the hip-swords from Mazinger Z). I particularly like my addition of tight yellow speedos, and the saucy yet subtle contrapostal stance.
The other two I totally made up.
Sord King- Despite the name, lacks any sords. No sords to be seen on Sord King.
Star Siclon- I can only assume I was going for ‘Cyclone’ here. So he has a sord! WTF?! And a lightning gun. And a jetpack. And uh… er… *ahem* Aight. I’ll just say it: A long, blue horned and barbed penis.
Which I reeeally hope was supposed to be a tail.
Because, Jesus, I’m choking just looking at that thing.
*I do have one more humdinger in my back pocket, but I’m saving that one.
**I totally tagged this post Drag King. Some ladies are going to be very confused.
Come back next week! It’s a big box…