Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Round Robin Challenge:My Heroic Origin
If you were a hero, super or otherwise, what would be your origin and your powers? More than a good rogues gallery, every hero needs a compelling backstory. Well I have thought about this before ( mostly in highschool when I liked to think myself the next Frank Miller or Dave Sim).I once long ago shared one of my little doodles on my nearly forgotten art blog Here:
I really rarely show any of my art to anybody but this character is what I envisioned my superhero persona as. His name was Nowhere man ( yeah subtle Beatles reference there) he had a sidekick named Void girl .His powers came from an ancient book that was slipped into his backpack while he was at the library. Before his powers he was a person that nobody noticed or remembered so much to the point that when he went missing his parent couldn't give a description of what he looked like and soon forgot he was ever even there .This book was a gift and a curse. He had always felt he wasnt really there , that nobody could see him, utterly invisible to the society around him .This book amplified this feeling into a corporeal state and he was now nothing and nowhere to be seen, he had became a nowhere man. He could pull people into himself , into the nowhere void where nothing could escape without his intervention , a place where time moved a rate of years to our milliseconds .A place where there was nothing but time to be alone and ponder why it is you have met this hopeless fate, a million years alone with your own thoughts, a truly horrible punishment .The book was one book out of the volume of destiny , a set of book meant only for the eyes of a higher power. 13 books from the set somehow made their way to the mortal plain at the beginning of time and have been nothing but trouble to mankind since. So thats my story and here are a couple never before seen doodles from a time long ago. The first one is a visual representation of the madness of the void .The 2nd one is a very rough preliminary sketch of Nowhere man fighting his main villein Sanity Assassin . The last one is of the villein turned best friend / sidekick Electric vampire killer.