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Genreville Map by Huwman Genreville Map by Huwman
This "fun map" represents the world in which my comic series, which is in (slow) progress, takes place. I couldn't decide which genre I wanted to focus on so I came up with this city, called "Genreville", made up of all the comic book and "B" movie types I love, each represented by different neighbourhoods.

I was worried about posting this since I suppose it could open the ideas up to theft. On the other hand, posting on DA represents irrefutable proof that these were my ideas and that I posted them on this date so it might actually help preserve my copyright if a dispute ever arose.

Drawing this thing nearly finished me with all the fudged perspective and minute details (to give an idea of the actual scale: the astronaut on the bench easily fits within a dime). I think I've developed a nervous twitch from doing it but I'm hoping now that the rest of the comic will seem easier by comparison.

All drawn by hand with brush and small markers.

The story takes place on sort of a search through all the different neighbourhoods (and thereby through their respective genres). I'm hopeful this will keep the story fresh and interesting as it progresses.

In case it's not obvious, we have:

"YOKEL HOLLER" : Hillbilly heaven. Think Li'l Abner and/or Beverly Hillbillies-type characters and situations.

"BIG BOROUGH" : Your basic giant monster area. King Kong, Godzilla, giant people and so on. I'm not showing any of the copyrighted ones so I don't get sued!

"SCI-FI BURG" : Think the E.C. books like "Weird Science" as well as old science fiction movies too numerous to mention.

"HORROR HEIGHTS": Gothic horror, monsters, zombies, etc. the border between it and 'SCI-FI BURG" can be blurry in places, for obvious reasons.

"JUNGLE PARK" : Tarzan/Sheena style jungle adventure as an excuse to show scantily clad babes.

"VARMINT GULCH" : Cowboys and westerns. Unfortunately for fans of this stuff, this may be the one area the story bypasses this time. I thought I should have it though, in case of sequels.

"BUCCANEER BAY" : Pirate shenanigans. What more can I say? ARRRRRRR!!!

"TEENLAND" : Think "Teenage Dope Fiends and Reform School Girls", beatkniks, bikers, hotrods, and suchlike.

"NOIR STRIP" : Here's where you'd find Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe and others of that genre. It's here that the story starts with a visit to my own detective hero whom you'll meet once the first issue is available.

"CAPETOWN" : Flying, and/or superpowered beings of all types. Leotard stores make a killing in this neighbourhood!

"HAPPY PLACE" : "Funny animal" and "bigfoot" style cartoon creatures. If you stay here too long it starts to seep into your pores and the laws of physics change to their cartoon versions - look out for that steamroller!

Anyhow, I'm going to try to get this first issue out this year. In the meantime, enjoy this teaser. I am never drawing anything this complex again!

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MiniDragonfly Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If I could, I'd probably live in Happy Place and hang out in Horror Heights and Sci-Fi Burg.
Huwman Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional
It would be cool, wouldn't it? Thanks for your comment!
cartoonjoe2011 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
"Yokel Holler", "Varmint Gulch"...those names just kill me!!
Huwman Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional
Ha, ha. Pretty cheesy names but fun. Thanks for faving!
plogg Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
The first thing I'm going to do when I get to Genreville is hit the bar, then go to Horror Heights. Later, if I'm still alive, I'll go back to the bar and then it's off to Jungle Park where, hopefully, there'll be some jungle girls. Then it's back to the bar, after which I'll stagger off to Sci-Fi Burg (for a sci-fi burger -- with cheese), and then it's bark to the back for s'more rum, then off to Beercanuck Bay to vizzit some pirits and drinsummorerum and pzzthbnzl....
Huwman Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional
Man, I'm glad you didn't make it to the moonshine in Yokel Holler; that's the REALLY strong stuff (not to mention the reefer those darn teenagers smoke)!

It would be a fun place, wouldn't it? Thanks for the fave!
TimTheScarecrow Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
this is awesome man. Myy favorite would be the buccaneer bay area
Huwman Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional
Hey, man. Good to hear from you. Yep, pirates are hard to beat. AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRR!
TimTheScarecrow Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
yea only got internet on my phone right now. Moneys pretty hard to come by these days it seems. I cant upload any new pics yet but i can still check yours out. Im more of a sky pirate guy myself. :P
EJJS Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Love that Signature!

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