December 26th Comics

Okay, first up is a story about a guy who is just a head and fights crime. It’s Hover Head.

That’s just the first page. You have to click if you want any more.

I started that, as I have said elsewhere, before I got the SecGov Robots strip rolling. Up until that point I was reluctant to waste any of my actual story ideas on something that I would be drawing, because I suck. As such, this isn’t as much a story as it is a character piece. But now that I’ve changed my mind about the whole process, I should be able to do an actual story with Hover Head and his friends in the New Year. But not right away. I’ve got other stuff to do first. (It vexes me that I chose Hover Head from the group to be the focus because I figured him being bodiless would make him easier to draw, but instead he turns out to be a blatant advertising of my inability to draw a face the same two times in a row)

Also, I wonder what the Phone Guys are up to today:

Oh. I guess that that is what they are up to. Alright then. I don’t wonder any more.

Oh hey, I said no more SecGov Robots this year, but I had some downtime at work last night, so I MS Painted this into existence:

Because what this strip needs is more new robots. That would be SecGov City’s top reporter and top scientist, whose first names I haven’t deduced yet and whose last names can be determined by their colors. So there you go.

  1. I was wondering at the start if Hoverhead eats as he is just a head. Turns out he does. The security guard actually reminds me of a security guard I worked with. Oh and a snowman with a tomahawk is an awesome villain.

  2. Oh my, Hover Head looks promising! This one was great! Who’s the green lizard-like guy in the bottom of the HQ?

  3. Hover Head does have to eat, but doesn’t have to go to the bathroom. It is one of the many contradictions inherent in his bizarre medical condition, like how he can go in space or underwater without needing to breathe because he doesn’t have lungs, but he can still talk and stuff. In many ways his situation is really good, but the whole not having hands thing has got to suck.

    And tucked away in Hover Headquarters storage is the Techtudinidae armor, basically turtle-shaped Iron Man-style suit that Rosita, the team’s tech support, wore when she was a superhero.

    I have far more ideas and background for these characters than I’ll be able to get out easily even if I did twelve stories a year…

  4. I, for one, love you drawing style, and I would like to say it’s not because you’re my friend and all, but rather a genuine appreciation for the simplicity of the lines and colors, and then the very intricate ways you have broken that mold since starting your comicdom.

    I would like to say that, but I can’t. I read it because you my fwiend! :D

  5. I, for one, love you drawing style, and I would like to say it’s not because you’re my friend and all, but rather a genuine appreciation for the simplicity of the lines and colors, and then the very intricate ways you have broken that mold since starting your comicdom.

    Yeah, I agree with that. I’ve always thought the comics are very simple and easy to read without being elementary-school level.

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