The QWIXOTIC Webcomic exists in a world of economic breakdowns, social strife and chaos, political pretense and control. A world where the majority of people are trying to survive. They are trying to do anything and everything they can to stay out of the way of higher powers battling for control, feed themselves and stay safe. There are some however, who have taken up arms for a just cause, like Humayra. Some who are fighting to change the way the world is, on a grander scale, like The 8 1/2.
However there are some, who have just left the world behind and found a little corner to make their own peaceful home. There are some, like the Guru.
Guru is a man with principles. He was an idealistic man who lived by the warrior code of Sikhism. Like many in the world of QWIXOTIC, he suffered a great loss. He severed all ties to the world, wanted nothing to do with the affairs of society and placed himself in exile. However, one link remains. Guru trained Humayra in the martial arts of his culture. He taught her how to fight, and reluctantly, passed on his own ideals to her existing high morals.
Now she seeks his advise during a time of crisis. And Guru has to choose. A time is coming when he will have to decide if his principles allow him to sit idly by and do nothing as a group of young and honorable girls go fight for a cause that affects them all? Or will he disgrace the memory of a loved one by breaking a promise to never again shed blood?
The time is now. And we will see the reawakening of a long dormant man, who has more to pass on to the young characters of QWIXOTIC, than anyone else.
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)
It’s been a while since we’ve had some character sketches up on this Blog. Those seem to be what gets everyone riled up and screamy. So I’ve decided, being the decider that I am, that for the next few weeks we’ll be putting up some character concept sketches of the cast from the upcoming QWIXOTIC Webcomic Series.
I’d like to take this time to clarify something. When I upload the artwork for our Webcomic onto Facebook and what not, people seem to applaud and are very impressed by my art skills. I’d like to thank those people. Your words mean a lot to me. Especially considering my art skills don’t go beyond the etching of my name in various fonts and honing my mustache grafitti on the various newsprints I find laying about the house.
All the artwork for the QWIXOTIC Webcomic Series has been done by Vince Sunico of Spent Pencils. Everything from the concepts, issues, character design, logo, posters, etc… are all Vince. Vince brings our written words to life in image form. But still, thanks for all the kind, kind words.
Now you all know Humayra, our very own Muslim warrior chick, who is one of the leading ladies of QWIXOTIC. It’s been a few months since you all read about her, and years since Gui and I conceptualized the character. Now, we, by which I obviously mean you, get to finally glimpse her in all her glory.
This image is a very tense and combative Humayra, than her character will be. She’s basically getting her brood on in this one. Vince, once again took our direction and designed this first sketch and it’s just awesome. For a first sketch, we have no complaints. What do you all think? Too much? Too little? Let us know!
There is one more sketch of Humayra, that properly captures her essence and who she is at the core. More on that next week. Till then, feel free to leave us your comments, love, hate, or recipes for wicked apple pie in the comments below.
Continuing on the progress of the QWIXOTIC Webcomic ‘logo‘, (because I think a few delays is already too many, and you deserve better!) this week I give you the first draft of the logo, which is nearly completed.
I was initially going for a branding aspect with the logo, something that screams ‘QWIXOTIC’. This logo conceptualized by Vince is something that I can confidently say not only screams, but flips its top and beats QWIXOTIC into everyone’s mind. Well, that’s the goal anyway.
This one is completely going a different way than what I initially tried to come up with, through another designer (no comment) but it truly speaks to the webcomic. It does everything we want, and then some. I’m speaking metaphorically of course. The logo can’t pay my bills for me… (but maybe this webcomic can, some day… hmm.) Obviously the symbolism behind this is relevant to the story… but that will all be revealed in due time.
There’s still a few tweaks and changes to be done to this… but for now, revel in all is logo-tastic glory!!
If anyone ever accuses me of never keeping my word… I’ll threaten them, so hard! As per the post last week, I did promise some updates on the current progress of the QWIXOTIC Web Comic, by offering everyone here some VISUAL updates… and I’m makin’ good.
If you see past the lined paper, it’s almost like she’s spinning on the catwalk. Well… no, but essentially this is the finalized design for our lead girl QWYNN. Approval of this has already been sent to Vince and Issue #1 is officially under way. Make sure to leave your comments, feedback, critiques… or just tell me what kinda juice you like, in the comment section below.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be showing you more progress on the comic… yea, that’s right… MORE visuals!! So flex those eye sockets and get ready to take in QWIXOTIC in all its pre-release glory!