Comic 24 - Issue #1 Page 23

19th May 2016, 8:05 PM in HOTWAB 1
Issue #1 Page 23
Average Rating: 5 (1 votes)
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Shaneoid 8th Jul 2016, 10:40 AM edit delete
Shaneoid









One of the things I loved about the early Marvel universe was that a lot of the characters came about by looking at what was at that point between real world science, and the fantasy elements which were inspired by it. Stan Lee used things like mutations and radiation to create his guys and hey, it worked!

I took a similar approach, looking at what lies on the precipice of our modern scientific advances. I considered transhumanism as one of the things which will become more prevalent in our not too distant future generations. As we incorporate technology and gene manipulation in to our lives, I imagined a world where this was becoming more common place, and placed those few who had experienced such in the league of extra-normals.

Some folk would get body modifications, like animal ears or mere cosmetic effects. Some would take it to the limit and take a chimeric form, half-man, half-animal, though it was an expensive and irreversible procedure. There would be other types of modifications to come, which I'll incorporate through time.

As a comic panel, I would have preferred some kind of visual flashback to the rise of transhumanism in the comic. I suppose it's these mistakes we make which encourage us to be better artists.













Comments:

Spinneret 28th Jun 2016, 9:10 PM edit delete reply
Spinneret
You know, rereading all of this i'm realizing that that view (last panel) is my FAVORITE that you draw. <3
Shaneoid 8th Jul 2016, 10:41 AM edit delete reply
Shaneoid
Power Pawz has a legendary ass :D
Bracey 26th Jul 2016, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
It is a great shot with a nice energy and perspective to it. In one of the above panels though its pretty hard to see PP's paw emblem. Perhaps an outline? Great page and I did enjoy the exposition but I agree that a little flashback page showing the transhumance experiments (like Capt Athlete's origin) would have been nice to see.
Shaneoid 26th Jul 2016, 2:19 PM edit delete reply
Shaneoid
I'll tuck in to the reasons for all this transhumanism shortly but as much as I'd have liked to have shown what was going on, the proof was in the pudding really with a giant man sized Warthog lol

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