It’s the season of exams and final essays, so I’m going to revisit the Order of the Wallfixers, the group of alien wizards I use when I am running behind on sketches:
On Drinnz’s homeworld, travel between the universes has been known and utilized for generations, so when Drinnz was approached by the Wallfixers who had detected his potential for extreme cosmic magic, there was less culture shock than most new Wallfixer recruits go through. Drinnz quickly caught on and became a hero of great renown among the many species and universes in his neck of the woods, then he used that fame became a politician. Now a high-ranking Chief and uses that position to try to promote causes that benefit the Wallfixers. He’s also a frequent target for assassination attempts by criminals from all over the multiverse.
Plplppow was born in a particularly crime-ridden neighborhood, where it seemed like the only way out was to become a criminal yourself, or die a victim. Plplppow proved them wrong by developing magical powers that only occur once in ever several billion sentient beings. Nobody had thought of that one. Plplppow was quickly recruited by the Wallfixers and had no qualms about leaving her scumhole home to find adventures. And so far, she hasn’t made any plans to go back.
Plplppow, like Lupplol from last time, is a Pllvm. But Plplppow is from an Alternate Universe Pllvm Homeworld. I think that, among the Wallfixers, Pllvm are the most common species. They and their alternate homeworlds take the place of what would be humans and alternate Earths if this group had been made by someone who thought humans were worth reading about, instead of by PDR.
Fyurgh is the kind of demon that just likes to have sacrifices done in his name. If you call him up and show him that you’re willing to kill someone for him, he’ll help you out in whatever way he can (usually by killing someone else). He may not be good at possessing people, or undermining society, or even much of anything at all, but he’s a hard worker and that counts for something.
I’m going back to the Floaty Round Monster well pretty soon after the Tonguecatcher, but only because they’re really, really very easy to draw. This one is less of a Cacodemon/Beholder and more of an evil Slimer, though. Fyurgh looks to me like a demon Adventure Dennis would have slaughtered in about two seconds, but obviously he’d be a tougher fight for basically anyone else.
Jo Melville is an ordinary person. She’s not a champion of justice or a fighter of evil, and she doesn’t want to conquer the world or anything. She’d be happy just going about her day like anyone else. But that plan is consistently ruined by a strange mystical power she has: namely, when Jo Melville sleeps, she opens a portal to mental realms through which all manner of spirits and demons can pass, allowing them to take a physical form on Earth.
This makes Jo a hazard in the eyes of people who want to prevent those beings from coming to Earth, it makes her a would-be tool for those who are actively trying to come here, and it makes her the Chosen One to at least one group of ancient wizards who are curious to know if it is possible for physical beings to go through in reverse, heading into the dimension of thought. Jo’s just wants the complication removed from her life, and as time goes on she may try more increasingly desperate ways to accomplish that.
The impetus for this sketch was just browsing through my character sketch folder and noticing a pointed dearth of people who wear normal-people clothes.