Friday, October 29, 2010

The God Hour #2

Welcome to another update on my forthcoming giant robot comic, God Body. In the previous installment, we met Pure Goode, the star of the book.

Pure Goode has a brother.

His name's Booker.

He believes in power. Booker came to Earth from Mars as a child when Mars was rendered uninhabitable by the Reptilian Wars. His sister and grandmother were his only surviving relatives.

Booker quickly became popular in his new neighborhood for his engineering and mechanical expertise. He would fix neighbors' cars, houses and even designed and built little household inventions. It felt so good to build cool stuff that he kept building bigger and bigger stuff.

Eventually he was noticed and recruited by a government program that was secretly working on weaponized robotics. Booker took to the program greatly, and upon graduation at age 17, he went on to build a battlefield security and technology development company called AoG(Armor of God) that is now one of the largest and most dynamic military contractors for the U.S.

We get a glimpse of his God Body in the above sketch, but we'll save a full viewing for later. Booker will be one of the main antagonists of the book. Hope you enjoyed the update.

More to come...

Monday, October 18, 2010

It's the God Hour

It's been a while, but as promised, I have an update on the new giant robot comic I'm putting together. The working title is God Body, and I hope to have issues on this site in early 2011. Right now I'm in what you'd call pre-production mode. This includes mech and character designs, which I'm working on with Gilbert Colomo, a great artist from here in Dallas.

This first pick is of the principal God Body, code named Sparrow. At 300ft tall, it is equipped with a single ranged weapon (gun) which fires conventional ammo, and 2 short swords for close combat and is nuclear powered. It's luxurious design is due to it's being a showcase model, meant to attract investors to PureE.T., the company which produced it.

And now we meet the owner of Pure E.T. Inc. and pilot of God Body Sparrow:

Her name is Pure Goode (pronounced gude), and at 24, is the worlds foremost engineer in giant robot technology. She's also something of a bleeding heart liberal. Her company, PureE.T., while maintaining many military contracts, also does non profit(and some for profit) work to bring industrial and social robotics applications to under served parts of the world. This differentiates her significantly from her brother, but we'll get to him later.

I've got lots more to show you. I'll try to keep these updates
weekly. Lots more sketches, profiles, I'll even see if I can get some commentary from Gilbert Colomo on his thoughts on the creation of the different concepts.

If anyone has comments or questions, holla at me, and I'll holla back. Also, once the groundwork is done, I'll need an artist to draw the actual comic. Gilbert will probably stay on to provide further mech designs, covers, etc., but won't be able to do the comic itself. So if any artists are interested in drawing giant robots fighting each other, let me know!