Sunday, January 06, 2008

Green babes and "The Obi Bandits" Baddies

Back from holidays, with only a minor throat infection (my coughing caused a great deal of hostility from ancient classmates on Thursday).

Finished this sketch on the bus/plane. I don't know why I made the girls green; thought I needed a reason for them to be in the circus. Seemed a bit mean spirited when I realized the girls were bathing with a circus elephant, so I added the sanitary plastic slippers on the elephant to suggest this is a very hygienic elephant. Thought I'd make some more pieces and update my portfolio to pass out at the studios before I leave.

Designed the two villains for the Geisha cat burglar story. Two wealthy barons with a hated rivalry towards each other. Tonosamagaeru is old-money and Itachi is new money.
`Tono was born into luxury and wealth, and has been reduced to a lazy, stationary lump who is moved around in two-man carriage normally used by emperors. Selfish and indifferent to the peasantry, but Tono has been known to throw generous partys for fellow aristocrats in his ancient palace, and certainly bestows affection upon his many wives and even more numerous sons.

Itachi (which, if my research has been fruitfull, means weasel), was a peasant's son who "earned" his riches through organized crime; like a leader of some embryonic gokudo. Sly, shrewd and cutthroat, Itachi worked his way to the top from rock-bottom, and has the deepest loathing and resentment for those who had wealth handed to them, as with Tono. This is why he has the intention of robbing Tonosamagaeru the night of his eldest son's twentieth birthday. Little does he know that a small group of Geisha have gotten wind of his plan, and are about to take advantage of the situation...

The only two heroic Slytherins we see in the Potter series, sadly...


Goobeetsablog said...

you are nuts.
top image is great!

hope you are feeling better.

Sean Covernton said...

Love love love Bullfrog

Rick Capistrano said...

hey Will!
I like the work you've posted recently.It's nice to see the progress you've made. hope u feel better soon.

tomm said...


nice work as ever.
I'm still hoping to get the chance to work with you in Cartoon Saloon sometime, your work is class.


Ale said...

Hey there, nice post man! Like the cheerleader in the other post too!
Take care :)

&Rew said...

the green girls are hawt! though that ele is giving me the creeps what with his super thin body and all