Insect Kingdom Character Culture And Classes.

New artwork and studies

Drawing more natural and hand made looking clothing on these characters to add some sense of realism to them. I like seeing more references to nature in their costumes. There are some forest dwellers with snail shell ornanments or large ogre sized roaches in feather camoflage.

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King Crudd vs. The Tribunal Terrible

A War Criminal vs. A Terrifying Trio Of Judges
Strange Insect Kingdom Justice Is Decided By Deadly Combat

Roaches by Paul Schmitt

The Tribunal Terrible: Justice Reegen, then Chief Justice Kane and Jr. Justice Sprinkles. Prosecutor Dorenda is at the far right.

The previous comic's look as a vectory, cartoon style was a good basis for the style I am working on for this new book. That first style was directly derived from 60's cartoons from Hanna Barbera. That meant basic designs with a limited art style. This time I am focusing on more attention to the details.

I generally like using cartoony styled characters because it's practical. My art, writing and publishing team is one person. A very stressed out person. With a short temper.

This time out of the gate, I want to be more faithful to the type of action oriented books that I've been reading for 15+ years. These types of books include Kentaro Miura's Berserk, Arakawa's Full Metal Alchemist, the Drifters series, K&K's Lone Wolf and Cub and Stan Sakai's Yosagi Yojimbo.

These books I love for their style and the depth of character. These tales are multifaceted! Now, I am humbly working to make something 1/10th as awe inspiring and emotionally moving as these master artists and writers. Especially Miura and Arakawa who are the biggest influences on what I am up to today.

Above there are four sketches of a small female judge. Right at the top of the concept art piece is Justice Reegen. She is a ball of crazy energy and a hyperactive creature with a background in archery. In dark green robes, at the bottom right is the vicious and self-righteous creature Chief Prosecutor Dorenda.

How will this next leg of this webcomic series go down? Stay tuned, True Believers.

Webcomic Parody Pages

Sea Monkeys, WWF and Charles Atlas Parody Pages
DC And Marvel Comic Ads For Rip-Off Products

Ads were everywhere in Marvel and DC comics. I started noticing them in comics from the 1960's X-Men. The X-Ray specs, sea monkies, and strange Hostess ads with the Hulk or Spider-Man were usually badly printed two-toners. Later, there were ads in the 1990's for Nintendo characters and games.