Monthly Archives: September 2011
Another week, another QWIXOTIC Webcomic update. But this week isn’t a hum drum text heavy update. Today’s update is like a visual tasting of Baklava. The metaphor is appropriate considering I’m talking about our first ever sketch of Nab from QWIXOTIC!! (He’s European, so is Baklava… you see what I did– never mind.)
This first sketch has been done, like always by Vince Sunico of the Spent Pencils Crew. It is a concept, so keep in mind it may (if not already *wink*) change.
This Nab is great. He’s got the air and facial expression of exactly what we wanted. A young guy who’s playful, innocent almost and very normal… compared to our fucked up world of anarchy and… fucked up-ness. (The scripts are a LOT better than that… I swear, and a lot!)
However, this Nab is older than we preferred. He’s supposed to be 17, and this sketch makes him look more exprienced and older than he should be.
As always, everything is a work in progress, and this has to be slightly modified as well.
It’s been a while since I’ve introduced any new characters from the QWIXOTIC Webcomic. So today I give you another one of the central characters of our Webcomic.
The only person that a psychotic killer trusts happens to be a 17 year old boy, who looks up to her.
Nab is an orphan who’s a part of The 8 1/2, with a very specific role: Attend to Qwynn’s any and every need. Nab acts as Qwynn’s caretaker/confidant/nurse/aide… whatever Qwynn needs, when and however she needs it. Most notably, he acts as medic when Qwynn returns from her various ‘missions’. Nab’s history with violence has made him an experienced field medic, and Qwynn’s damages further pushes the boundaries of his self taught knowledge.
In an organization like The 8 1/2, who only uses Qwynn as a means to an end in their fight against The Server, Nab is the only person who gives a shit about her well being. And in turn, Qwynn allows him to do so.
Nab’s past is unknown. His relationship with Qwynn begins when she ‘rescues’ him from a child slavery ring where he spent most of his childhood. For this, Nab idolizes Qwynn. To a point where he glorifies her brutal deeds for The 8 1/2 as a sort of crime fighting. He thinks Qwynn is a hero.
Nab is a idealistic young boy with misguided sense of heroism and a twisted past that is strongly tangled with the anarchy in the world of the QWIXOTIC Universe.
Stay tuned next week for the character sketches of our boy Nab.
The first sketch showed us a very subdued and shrouded ‘Myra. That sketch is essentially ‘Myra when she’s not kicking ass. Her normal everyday, civilian look… well maybe a little less combative and intense.
Well now I give you a second sketch of Humayra from the QWIXOTIC Webcomic Series, created by the moi and my partner (for writing only) Guillermo Girolmini… with art by Vince Sunico of Spent Pencils.
This sketch gives us a better idea of who Humayra is. She’s elegant, beautiful, respectable, dignified and best of all… she’s a powerful woman with strong ideals, who doesn’t hesistate to take matters into her own hands if needed.
This sketch says it all about Humayra. And there’s more to come.
Stay tuned next week for more upcoming Character Sketches from QWIXOTIC along with more news.
- ‘Myra gettin’ her brood on… (qwixotic.wordpress.com)
Minutes into my sweaty enhance, FanExpo welcomed me with a black rubber stamp and a program guide…I leafed through it I rapidly, even with the floor plan map inside, I buzzed around rapidly in my own disorientation.
Instead of frantically trying to find the Spent Pencils booth, I decided to let the sweat dry and sweep the place slowly, taking it all in.
In retrospect it was the best plan. I had just spent an hour in a loading dock tunnel that took us(me and the sea of heads) from the street, down two levels…all the while growing hotter. The concrete spiral finally opened up into a massive rectangular load bay.
Ahead I could see the wickets on display, tickets underway…
Back inside after the clean sweep of the place, I focused on artist alley and started to snap shots of things in the awesome category…that began with the life size model of Abin Sur‘s dead body (Green Lantern) inside a containment pod (geek-o-meeter flashing)…awesome at DEF CON 1! Lol.
My top two hats off to the DC Comic Universe and Hasbro for rocking us with their displays. The George Lucas Element was heavily present and yet…still no sign of George Lucas himself…Stan is coming to Montreal in two weeks George…you could at least try…
Glad to see other Canadians of the famous sort making themselves available. William Shatner and Trish Stratus most notably, they have the right idea.
My greatest moment at 2011 FanExpo Canada came to pass at both A140-p in a flash, on Friday, day two of the exposition.
Our artist Vince Sunico was at the Spent Pencils Booth (A140-p) with his colleagues when one of the fans grabs our QWIXOTIC group shot poster, turns to Vince and says “when does the movie come out!”
If a single poster can render such an emotional response…what could a webcomic do?
…What could a graphic novel do?
…You might be thinking “way to jump the gun”… Or maybe The Shah and I have stumbled upon a way to get through to the masses…QWIXOTIC for the masses.
Most notably in the highlights: original Bob Kane (Batman creator for the Batman challenged) ink illustration of Bats and Robin selling for $5,500.00! A bazooka wielding Jesus, a 15 foot tall Lego reproduction of the Hogwarts grounds keeper Hagrid (for the Harry Potter Challenged).
Awesome-ness on the Geek-O-meter.
The plan was to share pics of myself posing William Shatner, Marina Sertis (Troi from Star Trek TNG), Lance Henrikson (Aliens) and Eliza Dushku (Doll House/Buffy)…but alas, each foto op was $40 and not in the budget.
This was my first major comic festival which hosted fans to the tune of 70,000 over the course of 4 days. I can only imagine the madness of something bigger like San Diego ComiCon…The Shah and I are currently planning the possibility of QWIXOTIC making an appearance along with artist Vince Sunico for 2012…it’s still a work in progress.
Armed only with my Blackberry camera I managed to get a few pics for you just in case my thousand words are not enough. Lol.
So there it is…just another peek into the QWIXOTIC camp and into our UNIVERSE.
QWIXOTIC for the masses.
BONUS COSPLAY MOMENTS FROM FANEXPO’11:
- Eliza Dushku Slams Daily Mail For Hayden Panettiere Diss (socialitelife.com)
- FanExpo Canada 2011 Followup… (wired.com)
- QWIXOTIC… posterized! (qwixotic.wordpress.com)
- QWIXOTIC @ FanExpo 2011!! (qwixotic.wordpress.com)
After a busy couple of weeks at the QWIXOTIC think tank, our trio of likely comic creators have officially launched the marketing campaign for the Webcomic Series at the FanExpo’11 that went down last weekend. It was a pretty successful event, as it always is, and QWIXOTIC’s presence with Vince Sunico at the Spent Pencil’s booth went down pretty well as well.
QWIXOTIC’s presence was known by two posters that give a promo at the Webcomic Series with it’s major cast. There will be some more upcoming cons and events that Vince Sunico will be attending, where fans will be able to get any remaining QWIXOTIC posters signed by Sunico himself.
In the meantime, for all you lazy asses and geographically challenged folk that were unable to make it to FanExpo’11, I’ve got a surprise for you. What? Don’t like surprises. Well suck it up just scroll down. You won’t be disappointed.
The first poster is obviously of the star of our show, Qwynn. It’s awesome work by Vince Sunico, taking a shot from one of the issues of QWIXOTIC and turning it into a cover poster for the series.
I give you, for the first time ever, the main cast of the QWIXOTIC Webcomic Series. We’ve got Qwynn, ‘Myra, Guru and a mysteriously creepy silhouette of someone. *cue ominious piano music*
This is for everyone that couldn’t make it out to FanExpo to pick up one of these babies for real. Stay tuned in the new coming weeks, for more artwork, details and character sketches from QWIXOTIC!