Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dan's designs!

Hello, I'm Dan McDaid, the artist on Jersey Gods. In the run-up to issue one, I’m going to be posting lots of ruffs and sketches and other goodies here. Above, we’ve got Centrus, who as you can probably tell from his enormous head and generally aloof demeanour, is a scientist. But whose side is he on?

This is Sirius. He’s wise and gentle, but don’t be fooled - he can kick arse when he needs to.

Our hero’s best friend, Helius. He’s Sirius’ son, and like all children of royalty he radiates effortless confidence and cool. (The short, preppy sleeves weren’t working - though I still like them - so they’re gone now)

Our hero, Barock. Or as he used to be known, Barrac. When Glen and I came up with this character, no one had heard of Barack Obama - real world events overtook us slightly here, hence the tweaking of the name. This is an early design for Barock - he’s been streamlined a bit since then. Glen had specified he wear a helmet for space travel, but when it came to drawing issue one I forgot that this was the case, so - no helmet.

Our heroine, Zoe. I think Glen has created a really special character here, someone who is by turns sexy, clutzy, spoiled, funny... hopefully my design lives up to this.

And a wee experiment I did with the issue one cover art - trying to channel Wally Wood!