Author Archive: Explodian

Student, wage slave, and aspiring comic book artist. My main influences are offbeat fantasy and the less-explored parts of history.

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#7 Musician of the Ketacc

| November 7, 2012 | 1 Comment

Over a millennium ago, the realm of the reptilian Ketacc stretched from one end of the continent to the other, their power unmatched.  Tretc Athessk, like many of his species, remembers their empire’s fall at the hands of the upstart humans, still in the adolescence of their civilization.  He holds no grudge, though.  The Ketaccs’ curious biology and almost limitless natural lifespan has granted them a rational, forgiving view of the world around them, knowing that they have all the time they need to achieve greatness once again.  Tretc has devoted himself to learning and perfecting the art of music, and lives simply in a small community of Ketacc who busy themselves with unpretentious art and practical invention.  Only time will reveal to the younger races whether the Ketacc are content with their lives…or simply waiting for the right moment to retake power.

Today I learned scales are tough to convey with my limited knowledge of Photoshop.  Time to do some lizard studies!

#6 Apothecary Elirro

| November 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

Damn wizards.  Always getting themselves encased in ice or reduced to ectoplasm or possessed by extradimensional horrors.  After thirty years working at the Arcanists’ Academy, Rumelia Elirro has seen everything.  Curiously, the students are admitted to her ward far less often than the professors.  If there’s one thing Elirro has learned from all this, it’s that age and experience makes magic users cocky.  They’re lucky she’s there to save them from their own stupidity.  She probably would have quit years ago out of frustration, if not for the fact that she’s making more money than she ever thought possible.  Wizards will pay dearly for someone to bail them out when the bat guano hits the vortex orb.

This is my favorite one yet.  I wish I could have spent more time on it; it’s still pretty far from finished.

#3 Heavy Weapon Team

| November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

As the amount of ordinance flying through the air at once increases, the situation becomes progressively more hilarious.

Sadly short on time today, so no coloring or the usual post-processing I do to cover up my hideously bad scanner.

#2 Derelict Scavenger

| November 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

When Earth’s orbit happened to coincide with the wreckage of a massive interstellar battlefield, derelict ships ranging in size from yards to miles rained down across the planet, causing cataclysmic destruction.  As humanity struggles to rebuild, salvage crews explore the wrecks, driven by curiosity, greed, or a thirst for knowledge.  Thao is one such scavenger, eagerly diving in and facing all manner of threats to retrieve and study the alien technology he finds.

Probably should’ve spent longer on the background here…well, we’re focusing on the characters, right?  In the future I’ll try to make the scenery less terrible!

#1 Lt. Sarkoa Threll

| November 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

Lt. Threll is the head of the Arcane Prevention task force of the Commonwealth Regiments.  Armed with a bone gauntlet that absorbs and redirects magical energies (though hardly reliably), she and her subordinates travel the Commonwealth of Etane, rooting out rogue sorcerers and investigating the most dangerous magical incidents.

I didn’t get around to writing an introductory post, so hello!  This is my first time doing 30 Characters and I’m excited to contribute.  I’ve got a comic in the works (of which the above is a part of) that may someday see the light of day.  Can’t wait to see the future submissions form you all.