Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Abandoned Comic: Soul Banana

Click the pics below to enlarge.

So, I was going to do a comic series called "The Soul Banana Show." It was to feature a semi-anthropomorphic banana with an afro as a talk show host, his fez-wearing helper monkeys (because he has no arms), and his sidekick, the kid superhero, Impossible Girl. I drew the images above, but never got around to coming up with a plot that would make use of them. All I knew was that the comic would mostly take place outside of the talk show. I gave up on the comic when I realized that having a character with certain racial stereotypes might not be such a great idea, especially with me being a white guy. Some other white guys may or may not have successfully pulled it off with Afrodisiac, but that's just not the direction I want to go in. I mean, I never intended for the comic to explore racial issues at all, so why have racial stereotypes? I may resurrect elements of this comic with a different character in place of Soul Banana.

As for the images themselves, they weren't quite done. I was trying to figure out whether I should add color, grayscale shading, or black shading (like crosshatching). I never decided, and so the images look like something out of a coloring book.


illflux said...
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illflux said...

Hilarious as always