Day 12 | Witchbomb

| November 12, 2012 | 2 Comments

2012 – DAY 12

All characters are created by my 5 year-old son, The Junior Partner.  He has either drawn these characters on his own and I have recreated them here, or he has sat at my elbow dictating design and conceptual ideas like a creative, but frenetic, taskmaster.


Witchbomb started as a very basic idea, a witch-man who threw smoke bombs at people.  Based on the lean concept of a hood and goggles (so he could see in the smoke), I threw together a loose sketch which was then quickly vetoed…the smoke and magic blasts also came out of fingers and he had a hook hand.  I assumed that meant three arms… I was wrong, but The Junior Partner liked the idea.  My input was this, what if he was half robot, but not metal, but wood carved from magic trees.  His extra arms could be carved enchanted wood with various holes and nozzles to release compounds and smoke mixtures he mixed together and stored in his wooden limbs.  This was met with skepticism until i drew up the basic character idea, and then after a few tweaks…Witchbomb!

Witchbomb is more meddler and nuisance than hero or villain…kind of like The Creeper.  He’ll join up with a hero for a while or maybe a team but then could switch it up whenever he felt like it just to cause trouble and confusion…much like his magical smoke controlling abilities.

Category: 2012, Fantasy, Superhero

About the Author ()

Teacher, Playwright, Performer & Superhero Enthusiast. My first crayon drawings were of Superman and Captain America. I always wanted to draw comics but never followed that passion beyond some self-published zines and forays into early internet comics. I've worked in various aspects of graphic design and fooled around with a spray can at various stages of my life, keeping my pen busy and full of various inspirations for the doodles in the margins of my notebooks. Inheriting an iPad changed my productivity with the ability to draw, edit, color and post onto the internet via one device in the limited time I have to mess around with my doodles and drawings. My 5-year-old son is my biggest fan and the main reason for my artistic renaissance. He's the reason I'm drawing more often and the person I draw the most for. For the 30 CHARACTERS challenge this year, he is my co-conspirator and collaborator. His excitement and innocent love of superheroes and drawing has kept my inner cynic/critic at bay and we are having a blast this year making up a whole new universe of heroes, robots and monsters for the internet. -updated Oct. 2012

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  1. mortalli says:

    Love the magic tree prosthetics angle. VERY cool!

    • Beausephus says:

      A happy accident based on my misunderstanding what he wanted and then screwing up the changes he wanted…in the end he loved it. I like the wooden magic arms as well.

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