I’ve been quite busy. But today, I want to share with you some artwork I’ve done to promote two upcoming Kickstarters.
First, we have the Sunnyville Stories #17 Kickstarter that kicks off on Saturday April 7. Here’s the artwork I’ll be using.
This is the artwork I plan to use on the Kickstarter page itself. On the left is Hieronymous, a red fox that our heroes meet in Sunnyville #17. They will need his help to get back home to Sunnyville. On the right is our hero Rusty, dressed in his red hooded sweater.
Later on, I will be announcing another Kickstarter for around June and that is for a spin-off involving Sunnyville Stories. This will feature Rusty’s cousin, Dominic, and his neighbor, Claire.
On the left is Claire Adamsen, a fourteen-year-old porcupine, neighbor to Dominic, his friend…and Dominic’s crush. On the right we have Dominic Duncan, Rusty’s seven-year-old cousin.
The concept for these two is the age-old pairing of the straight man and wise guy from vaudeville. Claire plays the straight man and Dominic is the wiseguy; basically, Claire exists to set up Dominic to say something funny or to react.
My plan for these two is to spin off into a comic in the Sunnyville universe titled the Dominic & Claire Comedy Show. In contrast to Sunnyville, this would exclusively feature jokes and gag situations. As time goes on and I hammer out the details, I should have more news on that.
I also want to point out that the character design and color scheme for Claire is NOT final. I want to tweak the design more, design a model sheet and try a few more color palettes.
This version of Claire is different from my original idea. Early on, Claire was going to be a cat but I wanted something different. When thinking of ideas, I watched the 2016 animated movie from Illumination Entertainment titled Sing. I developed a liking for the character of Ash, a female porcupine voiced by Scarlet Johansson. So I decided to try a porcupine character and came up with the final concept for Claire.
That’s it for now. I hope to have more news up soon and more comics work to share.
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