Author Archive: Samar Ertsey

Sam is a prized comicbook artist from Germany. He is co-founder and head teacher of the first free school for comicbook arts (est. 2003), located in Munich, Germany.

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DONE! 30 Characters in 5 days!

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Due to an unexpected internet breakdown and a total loss of motivation in the course, I had to finish my 30 characters really fast.
And I did the seemingly impossible!
I’m done for now. A list will follow!

#30 – Ohara O’Hara

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Master of Martial Arts and Irish Folk Dance.

#29 – Mr. Hide

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The unseen Master of Mystery.

#28 – King Pin

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King of the Pinheads, not an infamous crimelord.

#27 – Pinhead

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Often mistaken for a horror figure with the same name, these little fellows help in every household, with a stitch in time.

#26 – Izzy

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A space-traveling, fun-loving birdman who happened to end up on Earth during its early civilizations along a river later known as the Nile.
Unwittingly, she and his companion Horace became the basis for a new religion that got toally out of hand when their party-hungry friends Sob, Seth and Ragh turned up for a rave.

#25 – Horace

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A space-traveling, fun-loving birdman who happened to end up on Earth during its early civilizations along a river later known as the Nile.
Unwittingly, he and his companion Izzy became the basis for a new religion that got toally out of hand when their party-hungry friends Sob, Seth and Ragh turned up for a rave.

#24 – Sir Spike

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Liege of the BOLD Knight. Totally inept, but his spiky armour makes him nigh invulnerable, so he doesn’t notice that his knight is the one doing all the serious business.

#23 – The BOLD Knight

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A valiant knight, every pound a true hero at (extra)large.

# 22 – The Point

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If you get to the Point, that’s where it all ends.

A relentless torturer of souls, this hell-dweller is tasked with punishing those who have tried to talk their way out of the evil deeds they did.

# 21 – Boxdog 2

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Boxdog is the champion of underground boxing. He has had a hard time since dogfights have been forbidden.

Together with the other Boxdog, he tries to find a way back to the top!

# 20 – Boxdog 1

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Boxdog is made of cardboxes. Animated by a curious coincidence, he partners up with another boxdog, and the unlikely pair make their way through life in the backyards.

#19 – D’Spenser

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A lesser Halloween demon. Filled with limitless amounts of candy, this little fellow poses as a disguised child and vomits candy into every suitable container, making children happy in the most digusting way. Devilishly clever, this is a plot of the major demons to defile Halloween and finally be released into the world!!!

#18 – TRANSTOASTBOT PRIMUS

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They came from outerspace, seeking refuge from the evil alien cyborgs, the Grill.

The found safe refuge in the kitchen of 16 year old Ally Katt, posing as kitchen accessories. They are the TRANSTOASTBOTS!

PRIMUS talks only in capital letters, as befits the LEADER!

#17 – Transtoastbot Mixxy

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They came from outerspace, seeking refuge from the evil alien cyborgs, the Grill.

The found safe refuge in the kitchen of 16 year old Ally Katt, posing as kitchen accessories. They are the TRANSTOASTBOTS!

This is Mixxy (pronounced Mizzy), a female Transtoastbot and second in command.

#16 – Transtoastbot “Potty”

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They came from outerspace, seeking refuge from the evil alien cyborgs, the Grill.

The found safe refuge in the kitchen of 16 year old Ally Katt, posing as kitchen accessories. They are the TRANSTOASTBOTS!

#15 – Queen Hrmjsty

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She’s the Queen of a large beehive.

Will the efforts of Happy finally get her to open her heart?

#14 – Happy, the hapless bear

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Hear the story of an unaccomplished love.

He was just a common bear, and she was born to a noble house.

He was a devourer of sugary honey, while she ruled a kingdom that crafted golden riches.

He had fallen in love with her.

#13 – Redbreast

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Redbreast used to be a young computer genius on the edge of the law. Magpie uncovered a criminal plot that was to exploit his talents and recruited him for his side. Through rigorous physical training, he became an excellent hand-to-hand combatant, and uses the rocket wings for flight even better than the far bulkier Magpie.

He invented most of the new accessories the pair uses for crime-fighting, like a slightly radioactive tracer fluid that looks like bird-poo for tracking criminals.

Later finds out about Magpie’s doublecross and decides to kill him and assume his identity as the new Magpie, using his dead partner as a front and finally regaining a private life.

However, in the end he is unable to pull it off and tries to save Magpie in an heroic effort, but fails.

#12 – The high-flying Magpie, reformed master-thief

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Magpie used to be a thief, turned himself in and served a prison sentence.

Upon his release, he took in a young scholar and turned superhero.

Allegedly.

Secretly, he has established for himself another secret identity, as the dangerous criminal “Two Slash”, unbeknownst even to his sidekick, and continues his criminal exploits, the Magpie always close on the chase. A perfect cover for his crimes.

#11 – The hero rabbit

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The brown rabbit’s rival for the affection of the beloved rabbit. Wins effortlessly.

 

#10 – Shadow wolves

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These creatures assume the shape of the shadows of the flower mares. Nothing in the second circle has a shadow of its own or can be made cast a shadow.

The Shadow Wolves use the flower mares to lure visitors into the reach of their fangs and claws. Living in sort of a symbiosis with the flower mares, they would never harm one, and usually go to great lenghts to protect the herd from harm. Thus, they cannot be considered really evil. They are just very hungry. And rabbit is their favourite.

#9 – The flower mares

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Inhabitants of the second circle of The Magical Top Hat. Mild and playful, these creatures are “kitsch” beyond measure.

They are the perfect bait for a far more grim species, see #10.

#8 – Mob rabbit

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Standard rendition of the inhabitants of the first circle of the Magical Top Hat.

Murderous and fluffy. Out to kill the brown rabbit.

 

Oh, by the way: In case anyone should be wondering how these fit in with the planned album “Momentum” – they don’t. But due to an over a week long internet outage, I fell behind on schedule, and decided to dish out anything that went through my mind in order to at least finish the 30.

#7 – The beloved rabbit

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Female inhabitant of the first circle, and love interest of the brown rabbit. Doesn’t care about him a lot.

#6 – The brown rabbit

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Inhabitant of the Magical Top Hat, specifically native to the first circle of the hat.

Tha Hat is divided into 9 circles, the innermost of which most resembles common depictions of Hell.

The brown rabbit is the only brown rabbit in a society of white rabbits, most of which are out to kill him. The brown rabbit is always saved in the last minute by the hand of the Magician, pulling out another white rabbit from the Hat.

#5 – Albert

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A mysterious man who approaches Joe and initiates his first journey by simply telling him that he is about to embark on one, which sets in motion a chain-reaction.

Albert is only a messenger, sent by a strange power that seems to know the future quite well.

#4 – Arno Komarek

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Arno is Jon Gr√ľnstein’s companion. He’s a small time crook with the ability of fast talk, using Jon as his muscle to back his little schemes. He’s an opportunist, always trying to support the most promising party.

Thus he decides to save Joe from an impeding execution because he believes him to be rich (which is correct) and influental (which he’s not at all).

#3 – Charlotte Wechsler

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The secretary of Joe Hagen’s father-in-law-to-be, charged with the seemingly simple task of handing a letter over to Joe. Which is impeded by Joe’s beginning journey, on which she follows him, growing from an insecure young woman to an adventurous lady of action.

#2 – Jon Gruenstein

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Jon Gr√ľnstein is a former circus strongman and German war veteran (of WW I). In 1920, he meets Joe Hagen and is drawn into an adventure that puts his friendship with his partner Arno to the test.
Despite of his brutish appearance, Jon is a very sensitive and idealistic soul. He believes that it is his purpose to serve a true cause. This leads to him following strong persons in search of guidance for his talents and strength, for a better world.
For the time being, the man he follows is his fast-talking, con-artist friend Arno, who is able to bend every person’s opinion to his advantage, giving him considerable power over humans. But will this impress Jon forever?

#1 – Joseph “Joe” Hagen

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Joseph Hagen is the son of an immensly rich industrialist in 1920 Germany.
Bored to the max, this young man has done everything a bored man can do: traveled the world, learned lots of sports, spent time on parties, mingled with the stars (he fames himself with having sparred with Douglas Fairbanks). He is an expert marksman and proficient hand-to-hand combatant.
And he sees absolutely no meaning in his life.
Until a stranger enters his life and sets in motion a bizarre adventure during which “Joe” reluctantly learns to value life itself, and saves the world from a raging war.