Failed Formulas and Feminism

September 21, 2009

Instead of going into explanations about who I am, I’ve decided to just get into it.

A Quick Redesign of The Rotting Shark Prince

A Quick Redesign of The Rotting Shark Prince. The Shark Prince's Hat Inspired my logo

Not that long ago I started planing a really simple comic strip for the internet; it was going to be about my original character named ‘The Rotting Shark Prince’ . Though the character is normally a hero it was going to be about an alternate dimension where he was an “evil genius” committing “evil deeds”. His two minions were ‘James’ (an anthropomorphic bird) and Bean (a Canned Foods – Man). James was probably inspired from Nedroid comics (since i was reading it around that time) but I wanted to copy a creature from Hieronymus Bosch’s ‘Hell’. Bean’s only inspiration was “Hey I’ll draw a food can with limbs cause he’ll be easy to draw” and he sure was.

I worked out formulas to draw James and The Rotting Shark Prince but they just didn’t work out the second time I tried to draw them. I’m going to give up on them for now; i want to come back to them later but I’m too frustrated to keep going with it at this moment. I mainly wanted to make the comic so i could improve my drawing; but at the moment this blog is going to replace that idea. I’ve decided to draw and post at least one drawing a week, hopefully i won’t get lazy…..

James: "Is this a dagger I see before me?"

James: "Is this a dagger I see before me?"

Bean: Although happy in this picture he's a grumpy character

Bean: Although happy in this picture he's a grumpy character

A cropped image from Hieronymus Bosch's 'Hell' - The inspiration for James

A cropped image from Hieronymus Bosch's 'Hell' - The inspiration for James

On a Lighter note I’ve discovered the music genre Riot Grrl (yes I know how far behind i am) I started off with Sleater-Kinney (I’ve got their Discography now!) my favourite albums of theirs so far are “Call the Doctor”, “Dig Me Out” and “The Woods”.

Later on I tried going backwards to Bikini Kill, But i could only find their famous track “Rebel Girl”. So instead I had a search for Kathleen Hanna’s newer band Le Tigre (yes i know they aren’t Riot Grrl)I haven’t heard many of their songs but the ones i have are pretty good (by the way this may sound stupid but wth does TKO stand for?).

It was really interesting learning about the genre its a shame that i was too young to understand the music during its High point.

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4 Responses to “Failed Formulas and Feminism”

  1. Josie said

    I think TKO means Technical Knock Out!!!

  2. Lisa said

    Good Blog! Loved that humour in it….I liked it 🙂

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