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.